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Agree. 3 year olds (or less then 10 for that matter) should not be on computers/laptops/tablets more than is needed for education. I have seen kids so dependent on video satisfaction they are like little crack-addicts. I fear for their mental development. Someday they'll have to Google how to make toast.
I have had problems when installing Windows 7 last times too due to the high number of updates too. In my case it was due to a problem with the updater itself.
It got solved downloading the KB3138612 and installing it manually.
Clean install finish offline, get online, windows updater updates itself, install the local KB3138612, ask for updates, get a list of over 150, click ok, leave it over night...
Next day, only one update had failed. Try again, got through
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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I installed Win7 x64 (with SP1 slipstreamed in it) from a CD that had been created from an ISO file. I have that file in a folder, with two subfolders, one containing KB3138612, and the other KB3145739. According to the readme I had left in the folder, the two patches help to avoid extra-long patch update times. So I installed the OS (including SP1), then the KB file you're referring to, then the other, then I let it go online and download/install everything. Pretty close to what you're describing.
At this point, the laptop is stuck in a System Repair (no error found) / Reboot loop.
As others have said, I've already spent way more time on this than any of it is worth.
I've seen several laptop hard drives do a slow fail. Years ago, my oldest daughter's laptop would sometimes not boot. I suspected marginal drive sectors were causing the problem, but getting around that was problematic. I finally ran Seagate's SeaTools and it solved the problem for a few months (long enough to save her pictures which, to my knowledge, she has yet to get from my Google drive.)
One clue that SeaTools was working is that about two hours in, it spent several hours analyzing a few dozen sectors. I concluded that the problem is over aggresive firmware which "refuses" to retire marginal sectors. SSDs are simply mandatory on laptops.
I'd second this. I've got an ancient Core 1 duo laptop (originally Vista) upgraded all the way to W10. Vista-7 was a painful driver hunt; and I never did get the SD card slot working. W7-W10 just worked (tm). The laptop itself is available as an emergency loaner for close friends/family. Too old/slow to be a daily driver IMO; even ignoring the completely dead battery and loose charging port (which would probably kill it in short order due to lack of care by end users).
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Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
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Win7 is already slow as molasses left outdoors overnight in February on this machine. 10 won't miraculously be any faster, and I've seen plenty of failed experiments to demonstrate it. And getting a license for Win10 on a system that old isn't worth it.
I've an aunt that insists on opening every virus infested virtual 'christmas card' that she receives. After the 3rd time I rebuilt her computer I just gave her a name of a local computer repair shop - I got tired wasting weekends fixing something that was going to be toast in 3 months.
Maybe if it cost $100 every time these people opened an attachment they'd stop opening them.
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