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Speeding up an HP Pavilion dv 6129us, year new 1007

This laptop is fine for what I want, downloading photos and emailing, surfing, some games BUT I'd like to know how to speed it up a bit. I don't need all the bells and whistles that came with it as an Entertainment Notebook.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: speed up a laptop

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The two things you can do to speed it up:
1. Restore to factory conditions via the recovery media. Then install all Windows Updates again and only the applications you really need. For the HP bells and whistles you don't it suffices to not run them, uninstalling has no advantages.
2. Put in all the RAM that's supported.

If you have some more money: replace the hard disk by a SSD.

Kees

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Also.

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MSCONFIG can be used to stop a lot of things at startup.

Dafydd.

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Speeding up an HP Pavilion dv 6129us, year new 1007

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Sounds good! Sorry but I don't know what a "SSD" is.

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Re: SSD

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The alternate definition.

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SSD = Spend Some Dollars.

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2007 HP Pavilion dv 6129us

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See if this makes sense..........

Exterior Hard Drive hooked up by USB to handle some of the programs..........

??

I seem to have heard of that being done, but have only used my storage hard drives for backing up my computers.

Joanne

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Ouch. USB is too slow for most

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Speeding up an HP Pavilion dv 6129us, 2007

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Wow, Bob.

Thanks for all the info - I get it now! That sounds like the perfect solution to my problem. I like the screen to this laptop and it seems crazy to just toss it out and start with something new.

I'm going to have my son check it all out and I'll let you know if we do it.

Joanne

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Speeding up an HP Pavilion dv 6129us

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OK, I'm ordering it.

If the Seagate-Momentus-7200RPM-Hybrid-ST750LX003/dp/B00691WMJG fits inside the laptop why do I need the Apricorn SATA Wire Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit with USB 2.0 Connection? Is that mainly to instruct the HP Laptop to accept the New drive?

I think this is the least expensive way to solve my problem without buying a brand new laptop or desktop as an extra computer for the den for me or my grandkids.

Thanks for the information.

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I used that Apricom because

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I wanted to clone the drive to the new drive and carry on. Without such a thing and software I would have had to use the restore media and start over.
Bob

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Speeding up an HP Pavilion dv 6129us

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Thanks, Bob, for all the help. I'll let you know how it works out for me.

Joanne

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2007 HP PAVILION DV 6129US (SLOW)

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Hi Bob,

I bought the parts that you recommended; however I'm confused as to what to do with them.

I found the old hard drive on the bottom of the laptop and removed the old drive. Tried to fit the new on in the same plugs and it doesn't fit.

With my son helping me, we used the adapter and plugged the new drive into it and it fits. But as we understand it, after adapting the new drive, it will have to be plugged into the laptop in place of the old drive. (it still won't fit).

Hope I'm making sense because I'm really confused.

Thanks.

Joanne

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You can see my old dv6000 model at link.

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Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB, etc

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Hi Bob,

There is no way to fit this drive in my HP Pav. 6129us laptop. The plugs are opposite. I took photos but don't know how to attach them here. I read so many articles and the only one I thought it could be is my laptop is IDE and a SATA won't work.

Let me know your thoughts and hopefully I can return this one if you find there is no way to make it work, too.

Joanne

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Link shows SATA

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HP Pav. 6129us -

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Links ask me to sign into yahoo.

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Click on my name, send me an email, I'll reply and you can send them direct.

I pulled the HP dv6910 out in case I want to take more pictures.

Just wondering. Why didn't you use what I use?
bob

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Seagate Momentus

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I made a mistake! Got Seagate Momentus, but not Hybrid. Wrong one!

I've asked to return it and I'm waiting for the seller to reply.

Not your fault - mine!

I'll let you know if he lets me return it. If so, Maybe I'll try again to get the correct one.

Thanks for your help.

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A momentus SATA would be fine.

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