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Windows 7 Freeze when idle fixed

by ILearner / August 12, 2010 10:46 PM PDT

I had trouble with W7 freezing when left idol for more than a few minutes. Microsoft Win 7 forum is full of the same complaint. Gradually uninstalled all programs to no avail. Did a clean reinstall of W7 to no avail. Microsoft sent through a large update and the freezing went away.
Could it be that Microsoft has finally fixed the bug, listened to it's customers. Surely not.

ILearner

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Or there are patches like this one?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2010 1:40 AM PDT
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977074

I think there are a few more but as I have yet to see a Windows 7 with these integrated there are a few folk that don't know to install such things.

And what's even more annoying to folk is when we drill down on the settings they feel like we are asking them far too many questions.
Bob
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Patches for W7 freeze
by ILearner / August 13, 2010 7:55 AM PDT

I don't really care if it's a patch or fix. The VERY annoying problem is no longer evident on my PC.
I can understand how difficult it must be for Microft to get a new release out with no bugs. It is such a complex program. That said it is still annoying when such a problem raises its head.

ILearner

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I can explain that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2010 8:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Patches for W7 freeze

Many of these issues are due to the rather unfinished work that is the PC. You have the BIOS, chips and drivers that Microsoft doesn't control.

If this is bothersome maybe you should try an Apple next where they do control the entire package.
Bob

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Win 7 freeze
by ILearner / August 13, 2010 11:51 AM PDT
In reply to: I can explain that.

No thanks Bob. Quite happy with the system I've got. will always be a Windows man. :))
ILearner

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