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Bypassing an update on a puter

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Hey all, I need some help, any puter whizzes here?

I got this update thingy on my laptop and I cant get past it so to get on it because it never gets past updating (ever) now. Every time I turn it on (even after rebooting) it will say, "updating 1 of 6, so don't unplug or turn the power off" but I do because its never gotten past update number 1 anyways.

So, yeah, I turn it off, as I contemplate throwing it through the window.

But then I pause, and think my window is more expensive then the laptop so maybe that's not such a good idea.

The puter is still stuck on "for ever updating 1 of 6's" and never getting past 1.

I don't even know what the heck its updating anyway I have nothing to update on it. I mean I know it needs updates because its older and we haven't anything current on it, willing to let it die.

Is it dead yet? Or no? Can I still squeeze some life out of it? Anyone know?

How to get around that updating thing?

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Yeah could be, it doesn't have virus protection on it.

And I cant get past the blue updating 1 of 6 screen to search for or run anything on it anyway lol

I hate that feeling. Then I pressed every key possible on the keyboard and then a bunch of them (all at the same time) I cant budge the screen.

Im stuck.

But I can open the disk thingy on the side, so cant I just pop in another operating system disk in there and see how that goes? lol

Maybe something will work

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after shutting it off try pressing F8 on bootup and see if you can get it to boot to safe mode.

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I dont have an f8 like I do on my other puter patriot.

I did end up hitting the on and off button something like 50 times then as luck would have it I was finally taken to a black screen and then after to where I could sign in

so I could sign in but could not connect online... so I did system restore but i still cant sign on lol

im stuck on this awful mobile device again.

I cant use this thing to communicate, its too small, I will get rid of that laptop, its been nothing but a problem anyway.

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No function keys?  What is the make, model and operating system of this computer?

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No function keys?  What is the make, model and operating system of this computer?

Its an older Inspiron N5010 OneLight

Its the laptop I use in the bedroom.

Now, after going to fetch it and bringing it out in a lit room I can see the F keys now, I couldnt see them at all just the pictures above each F key. They are written both too light and too small for me to see.

Im a person who buys those HUGE stick on letters for my keyboards because I cant see them too well either

I clicked all the keys.

Though last night it come back up, and I also got it to get back online by pulling the card out of the main computer in the living room. Its not showing the bars but doing some swirly thing there but I can get on for now.

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My puter use to do that and it was very annoying. I finally found the program that automatically turned on to update the puter every other day or so and deleted that bugger. Problem was solved, not sure if you have the same problem on your puter, my puter and your puter are probably very different but that's putters for ya. Puter! Puter! K that was the last puter...

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My puter use to do that and it was very annoying. I finally found the program that automatically turned on to update the puter every other day or so and deleted that bugger. Problem was solved, not sure if you have the same problem on your puter, my puter and your puter are probably very different but that's putters for ya. Puter! Puter! K that was the last puter...

Yeah, that might have spared me a little, I changed the updates to once a week, I have till Thursday before it will drive me crazy again rofl! The updates were daily (and getting stuck) and I couldn't change to NEVER (!!!) Because I didn't want them and its alright by me if it does a slow death (at this point) cause Im mad at it (lol).

So I need to order a new laptop to get here before Thursday I suppose, or be stuck with that annoying little mobile device.

Although, that come in handy I found the camera on that (motion picture type thing in the apps section) and so I was experimenting with filming my two new leaks in my roof (drip, drip, drip). I cant do play backs yet, but its in there somewhere. My husband could take pictures but he's been sick in bed. Its 4:39 PM and he isn't up out of bed yet.

His coffee is cold along with his breakfast, poor thing...

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Sorry to hear about your roof leak... The program I deleted was called "windows update". It was under programs in the control panel.

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Sorry to hear about your roof leak... The program I deleted was called "windows update". It was under programs in the control panel.

Oh Cool! I gotta delete that in there, good to know!

Its been leaking since they put it on last year, whats another wet spot among so many?

Home depot and me know each others phone numbers by heart, we are on a first name basis now too lol

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