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Windows 7: Installed new drivers, windows 7 completely gets trashed in speed

14 Jun 2015   #1
Critz

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Installed new drivers, windows 7 completely gets trashed in speed

I recently installed new drivers via SlimDrivers, but now my computer is basically working like a potato. Applications take at least an hour to open, typing something into the Start Menu freezes it and closes it, and bootup is EXTREMELY slow.

I do not have a Wndows 7 disk nor a USB to do a clean install, but if there is another way to repair install/clean install without the use of a windows disk/USB, please let me know. thanks.


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14 Jun 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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New drivers for what ?

Just roll back to the last driver.

Device Manager - Roll Back Driver
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15 Jun 2015   #3
Critz

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Trying that.

Edit: rolled back all drivers that were recently installed, no fix
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15 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free (doesn't hurt to start free trial, easy to change back).

Does it happen in Safe Mode?
How about another account?
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15 Jun 2015   #5
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

That's one reason I don't trust third-party installers. They sometimes install malware that piggyback when downloading the intended drivers. Then you end up spending hours using various removal tools to clean you machine.
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15 Jun 2015   #6
Critz

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It's been two hours, it's still scanning, and it's only found one threat from a game I've had for ages. ._.
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16 Jun 2015   #7
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Critz View Post
I recently installed new drivers via SlimDrivers, but now my computer is basically working like a potato. Applications take at least an hour to open, typing something into the Start Menu freezes it and closes it, and bootup is EXTREMELY slow.

I do not have a Wndows 7 disk nor a USB to do a clean install, but if there is another way to repair install/clean install without the use of a windows disk/USB, please let me know. thanks.
You cannot perform a repair install or a clean install without the ISO/DVD of the OS.

See the Step 1 of this guide: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
It will give you some idea about how you can try to obtain an ISO. You may search for a windows 7 iso in the internet too (but never the altered ones). If you put your own license key, then the source of the installer ISO is not a matter of headache, it would not be counterfeit.

About the issue, If you use any sort of third party driver updater, you are calling trouble for yourself only. They not only fail to do the right job but also do lots of bad jobs. The later steps of the guide linked above makes a windows installation driver complete itself.
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16 Jun 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

System Restore to a date prior to installing SlimDrivers (there may be one just before installing it).

What are the CPU/Memory/Disk usages? You have to check Resource Monitor tabs to see if you can spot anything odd.

You didn't answer these:
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Does it happen in Safe Mode?
How about another account?
Report back please.

You can try uninstalling AVG.
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16 Jun 2015   #9
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
System Restore to a date prior to installing SlimDrivers (there may be one just before installing it).
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