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Windows 7: A big mess!

24 Aug 2011   #31
mach04

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Sometimes these extra plugins can be more harmful than you expect it, try to run FF without it and see if it helps.


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24 Aug 2011   #32
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by katrinamm View Post
Yes I'm using Dial up, have been for years so I am used to being patient but this is a little ridiculous.
I'm not a techie, but could it be that browsers aren't taking dial up into consideration any more, resulting in ultra slow access? My new computer didn't even come with a dial up modem. What if you considered broadband if available?
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30 Aug 2011   #33
katrinamm

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Found a solution on day 14.

Here are some notes:

If you change from an antivirus program that has a firewall to one that doesn't, make sure you allow IE and Firefox with the Windows 7 firewall. When creating a new folder to download to, don't create it in the existing Downloads folder. Turn off windows defender when downloading. I did all of that and stopped getting the error message "Source file can not be read". I still can not download Mozilla Firefox 5.1 or AVG Free from CNet or FileHippo but was able to from MajorGeeks.com - Download Freeware and Shareware Computer Utilities.. Life is better again. STAY AWAY FROM MOZILLA FIREFOX 6!
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31 Aug 2011   #34
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

I have never had any serious trouble with FF and downloads have always worked perfectly.
long live Mozilla.
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31 Aug 2011   #35
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Is your System slow or it's only the browsers running slow.?
I fixed my friends PC last week it was crawling along because the Hard drive was completely full & there was no free space left for the Page file to work.
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