Just bought a (supposedly) new Samsung NF110 netbook, it'd been returned to supplier as unwanted gift. On first boot for me it automatically ran CheckDisk as said it hadn't previousl been closed down properly (hmmm!), amended some files, then reverted those changes due to failed Windows configuration. Finally it ran Samsung SetUp and it was about 2.5hrs before it reached the Desktop, where it ran Samsung's boot optimiser for an hour. After that the CPU was running at nearly 100% so I disabled a task called something like TrustedApps.exe and everything settled down.
The netbook then hung on installing 93 microsoft updates, eventually saying they'd failed at no.92 and reverting changes. It ran CheckDisk again on boot up and FINALLY I got to my desktop, where I turned off Updates to stop it repeating the fail procedure (and also mindful of my son's laptop being completely ruined by MS 'critical' updates last year).
All seems fine now, normal boot, CPU normal, but looking at the Event Viewer there are 94 entries going back to 2009/2010/2011 (??) and of course mine from 2days ago. The netbook hasnt been out that long. Its running Win7 Starter. Does all this mean its a refurbished netbook?
Manufacturers create an image of the OS for installation to new computers.
W7 was launched in 2009 with major updates throughout 2010/2011. These would have been added to the image meaning when it was blown onto your computer old event log entries would have been on the image.