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The biggest advances isn't in batteries, but rather in processors and led backlit monitors.
My previous laptop lasted at the best a bit more than two hours.
My current laptop has a battery that's only two thirds of the size of the old one, but it lasts up to ten hours.
That reminds me. They had a battery keyboard on the Surface accessories site that apparently was double fit with an extra battery so the external one would go flat before the internal one. It was out of stock when I found it. Maybe have another look!
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Good question about the battery life. My wife went out and bought a Surface, she loves it. One day she complained about the battery not charging. No real way to change the battery out (unit is glued together). Some things should be replaceable, but you know the story behind that.
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
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“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
I just got a spam email that got through the normal filters into my inbox. It looked to be from someone I know; though when I read again it was not who I had thought of first. It was a spoof google doc share, I get quite a few from daughter for her homework, and it looked completely correct until I paused over the link. The link was obviously wrong, leading to a .ru url.
Had a weird bum weekend. First my trusty Win 7 box broke it self, the project I am working on at the moment stopped working this morning, when I was going to demonstrate around midday, the standard cursing and throwing of things to make it work. Decided not to sacrifice the neighbors cat. Looked at what was working, released it was the USB Hub I plugged into, tried plugging in to a couple of ports at the front. Started working . Note to self always check the connections before blaming something unrelated. Demo worked people were happy got paid some more .
Went back to the flat in search of the DVD to do a restore to the Win 7 box. now I can't find the dang thing. Does anyone know of a site which will let you down load the ISO if you have key for the update version. Microsoft will let you down load the ISO for Win7 but not for the updates or at least that is what I could see, mind you the hunt has led to me finding a kingdom of lost Lego bits...the odd thing I only have two small Lego kits that are fully assembled .
If you have MSDN subscription, on "Subscriber Downloads" enter "windows 7 service pack" into the search box.
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Dang!, I have tried that page before entered the key from the PC's case and received the below " Error
The product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options." clicking the FAQ I think this applies " Upgrades and pre-installed media are not currently supported by the tools on the site.", the machine was a second (or third user by the case) user from Amazon. I mainly used it as a way backing up making sure Win 8 did not kill any projects I was working on. It seems according to page I should approach re-seller, which I did and received nothing from them...
That is what I meant by retail key (and described it incorrectly; you need one). On that page you need an OEM or retail key, not a key from a pre-installed version.
Then the only option is to find your DVD or ask someone who has a matching retail / OEM version (32 / 64 bit and Pro / Home). With such a DVD you can then also activate using the key of the pre-installed / recovery versions.
The tool from my previous post can also install the SP1 but that requires much more time and additional reboots.
Thanks for the bit about WSUS Offline Update! I just need a fresh VM to do some testing. I don't have MSDN subscription, but do have a retail DVD of Win7 from 2009. If this works, I should be able to patch without activating. I repeat, this is just a test.
Story of my life for the past 6 calendar days, waiting for my old 2.7TB external hard drive to copy to the new 17TB external hard drive. Unfortunately they're on a moderately old server which only supports USB 2.0.