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You get what you pay for,
This review is from: HP Pavilion g6-2218nr 15.6-Inch Laptop (Personal Computers)Great price. This laptop is good for students & mom's (with 3 zillion kid's photos). I suggest you get something better if it's for business or gaming. Be warned...one of the windows updates freezes the laptop when updating. It will stop at 13%; eventually refresh. Look on windows forums for instructions on how to uninstall drivers, re-run updates and you'll be fine. It was very frustrating and help was limited.
Also, if you're new to using Windows 8, plan on a learning curve. It's not going to be a plug & play experience. Give it time, eventually you'll grow to like it. Have another resources for getting information like an iphone or second laptop so you can google your questions as you learn the new system. Have fun!
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Initial post: Nov 29, 2012 8:39:21 PM PST
C. Wood says:
I received this laptop and found windows 8 to be very intuitive. If you have used windows 7 and a smart phone or an iPad Windows 8 won't be a problem. A previous comment stated that there updates froze at 13%. Mine froze at 12% but let the computer run and eventually it resolved, For the money not a bad buy. If you are a gamer than this isn't your computer but the AMD A6 2.7 dual core is fast enough for most other apps. You might think about installing more than the installed 4 gigs. The hard drive is 320 gigs which can be upgraded with a USB external drive. The. HDMI port works well if you want put a presentation or movie up on a flat screen. You can also plug another monitor in for a dual setup.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 3:12:57 AM PST
Toshiki Iwasaki says:
Thank you so much for the information above. However, My situation was not fixed with these information above. I am a Japanese. I am living in Texas. I reserched Japanese HP website about this issue then I found how to fix this issue. You can delete AuIDT High-Definition Audio CODECv which is shown below the driver which is mentioned in previous information. Then you can update the files. After recovered your PC, you can update AuIDT High-Definition Audio CODECv from HP support website.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 6:52:01 PM PST
Thank you for taking time to share these helpful directions.
Posted on Dec 2, 2012 9:40:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2012 9:42:15 PM PST
I had the same update freezing problem. Tech support is currently on the computer fixing it...we are over an hour into it right now! She uninstalled Norton Security, then disabled the sound drivers, and we are now attempting the update again.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 4:16:21 PM PST
I have had the same problem...found if you install one or two updates at a time all goes well...when you try to do all at one time it will fail. Worked for me!!
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 7:48:59 PM PST
Toshiki Iwasaki says:
Yes, Mr. Wolf is right. It seem to take long time if you update one by one, however, one-by-one method is the fastest way for this laptop.
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