i am used to building a pc and installing everything from scratch. all these automated set ups where you have no idea whats going on are a pain.
the thing is stuck on update 40 of 58 [w7 starter version]been installing it for about half an hour now, no idea what number 40 is or if the netbook is not responding but says do not turn off or remove the plug.
When I bought my netbook it took about two hours to do all the updates which is why I advised getting it well before you went on holiday as the last thing you want is to be downloading that amount on what could be a slow and expensive connection. Set it to manual updates before you go and catch up when you come home.
Last time I did a complete re-install with all the updates it took hours and some times there appeared to be no activity. Loads of patience required and not a good idea to start it when you need sleep.
had to pull the plug, then on restart had to pull the plug again since then been going ok.
not used to a netbook surfing the web is ok [will be main use] but installing anything is painfully slow. go as far as sp1 so far everytime i do windows updates there is always more, hope to get it all up to date today, still got the driver/system updates.