B- I buy branded systems and then mod them so they have what I want in them.
B- I have in most cases just about replaced most major components by 18 months
A - Extremely important, FAST FAST FAST Boots
Have had the same problem with a couple of laptops at my company. The IT guy did updates on the Video Bios and it fixed it. I had updated my Video driver but didn't re-install and update the Video Bios so when you tried to boot up it...