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Anonymous
May 22, 2004 3:59:06 PM

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Hi,

does someone know what is the "DELL OS Update" Download? Do I really need
it? What does it do?

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Anonymous
May 22, 2004 7:02:17 PM

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depends on the machine... some older laptops required it for power
management to work correctly.

"martin mayer" <mama@inter.net> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> does someone know what is the "DELL OS Update" Download? Do I really need
> it? What does it do?
>
> --
> thx
Anonymous
May 22, 2004 10:23:26 PM

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thank you Christopher, it's a Latitude 610 with windows 2000 SP3. I just
bought a new battery and would like it to last a little longer than the
old one. Would it help if I install the "OS Updates"?

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Anonymous
May 22, 2004 10:23:27 PM

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If the battery is brand-new, give it a few cycles of charge-discharge before
it reaches maximum capacity.

You would be well-advised to apply Service Pack 4 and all subsequent
security updates.


"martin mayer" <mama@inter.net> wrote in message
news:o pr8es5cgnfumbpw@news.online.de...
> thank you Christopher, it's a Latitude 610 with windows 2000 SP3. I just
> bought a new battery and would like it to last a little longer than the
> old one. Would it help if I install the "OS Updates"?
>
> --
> thx
Anonymous
May 23, 2004 1:18:47 AM

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martain, i do not know exactly what the 'dell os updates' do for win2k and
this system, may be security related, may be power related, but may also be
something else. but they should be installed unless you rebuilt the system
from scratch yourself. also, if you rebuild your machine from scratch and
want to extend the time the machines operates on battery as log as possible,
be sure to download/install the 'intel speedstep' utility which throttles
the processor speed back when on battery and also when no demands are on the
cpu (idle). also, the more recent bios updates (last/latest version is a16)
include several power management related updates ranging from the battery
meter report great acuracy to display issues on returning from suspend.

"martin mayer" <mama@inter.net> wrote in message
news:o pr8es5cgnfumbpw@news.online.de...
> thank you Christopher, it's a Latitude 610 with windows 2000 SP3. I just
> bought a new battery and would like it to last a little longer than the
> old one. Would it help if I install the "OS Updates"?
>
> --
> thx
Anonymous
May 23, 2004 1:57:46 AM

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Edward J. Neth <ejn63@netscape.com> wrote:

> If the battery is brand-new, give it a few cycles of charge-discharge
> before
> it reaches maximum capacity.
>
> You would be well-advised to apply Service Pack 4 and all subsequent
> security updates.

thank you Edward. Are you saying the "DELL OS Updates" is not important?

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