Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi
I reccently did a fresh install of Win 7 and all seemed good, I had 2 Gb of RAM when I did the install. I read that it seems to work better to install with 2 then add the other 2GB.
When I first noticed Win 7 running slow I turned off all the bells and whistles and it seem to run much faster so I added the other 2 GB of RAM, I added the same exact RAN that was in my computer, same company same size, same speed etc and then my system wouldn't boot some times and others boot and act strange.
I took out the extra 2 GB of RAM and everything ran fine again so I have left it out and when I upgrade my hardware I'll buy all new RAM.
The thing that bugs me is I can open the same folder which had a lot of files in it and each time I ahve to wait while that little blue circle spins.. heck with XP it opened instantly what's up I thought Win 7 was faster?
One thing you can try that should help is open up any instance of Windows Explorer; "Computer" will do. Click on "Organize" on the top left and then click on "Folder and Search Options". Go to the "View" tab and then ensure that the checkbox for "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is checked. This will ensure that any time you load a folder, it will not take the time to load up thumbnails for each folder based on its contents.
This should speed up viewing folders and their contents.