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Windows 7: Waay too many problems since I started using Windows 7

19 May 2012   #1
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Waay too many problems since I started using Windows 7

I'm the 1st to admit that I'm an airhead, and still consider myself a n00b but I used XP for many years almost problem free. Now I've had this new eMachine with Windows 7 pre-installed for 3 months, 2 days & more problems than in all the time with XP.
I don't even know which forum to post in 'cuz a fix for one problem might mess up something I need or like in another area. Sorry if that doesn't make sense, like I said, I'm an airheaded n00b.

I have done a lot of reading/searching to try & take care of some things but seems like most answers are for people that know/understand computers & terminology whereas about all I know is doing email & looking things up in Bing.

Guess I'll start with the two that really worry me the most & wait for direction.

1.My IE9 is slower than molasses in January. I've kinda read about either doing a re-set or going back to IE8 but still sure of which is safest/best to do. I've just finally (crossing my fingers) activated WM to work in 7 & would rather not have to do again, even tho' it really is a simple process.
2. My Event Viewer is full of warnings & errors. There again I tried to find answers myself but still too much lingo over my head. I also realize that EV is more for the techy type but I can't help but be concerned about the ones that are there every time I turn on machine.

Sorry, didn't mean to write a book.
Thank you.
oops, forgot to let you know I have Avast & MBAM, both free versions, & I do run MBAM often.


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19 May 2012   #2
gregrocker

 

In internet options>Advanced you can reset to defaults, then only add back Add-Ons you need for pages to perform as you need (Flashplayer mainly). I would also install Firefox to try it for a change as it tends to perform better and its good to have another browser.

Then I'd work through these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware which will establish a clean boot to shrug off any freeloaders and test the System files to make sure paring back the preinstalled crapware doesn't damage them.

If you still have problems work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 which will familarize you with Win7 much more and give you greater control over your PC.

Eventually you may want to do what most tech enthusiasts do which is to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get the absolute best performance. 3gb is a little light for 64 bit Win7 so you might want to try 32 bit for the reintsall - or upgrade your RAM some.
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19 May 2012   #3
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Although I have never used an eMachine from what I hear they are one the worst computer you can buy. Inexpensive and made with Cheap components.

I have now been using Win 7 on my home built desktop for 1.5 years and on my Dell E6420 notebook bought in December and have not had one problem with either.

Sorry I didn't read your whole post so I have no suggestions on what the cure is for the problems you are having, other then it is not the Operating System.
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19 May 2012   #4
gregrocker

 

I don't know what Acer has made of eMachines since they bought them a year or two ago, but previously they used solid stock components which last.

My impression from those I've seen lately on the shelf at WalMart is they are going further into the bargain basement, while Acer is staying mid-range and Gateway going more premium.

I've used an eMachine for 8 years which has performed flawlessly as my main PC at my home in California where we're quite satisified with all 3 of these brands.
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19 May 2012   #5
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks guys,
I bought an eMachine 'cuz I was hearing how great they were.
As for IE re-set, I know nothing about "Add-ons" other than the 2 I did: WOT & Avast.
I tried FF years ago & had a hard time understanding it, add this,add that type stuff.
I started reading 'Clean up factory bloatware' but have been reading sooo much in this board today that I'm on overload & am getting a calloused fanny so will close for now & come back tomorrow.
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19 May 2012   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
IE9 (64 bit) or IE9 (32 bit)?

Are you using IE9 (64 bit) or IE9 (32 bit)?

The 64 bit version has inferior performance to the 32 bit version.
Waay too many problems since I started using Windows 7-ie9-shortcut.png

Note:
Your "Start Menu" will look different than mine.


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19 May 2012   #7
shubhangi

windows xp
 
 
try to upgrade

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
I'm the 1st to admit that I'm an airhead, and still consider myself a n00b but I used XP for many years almost problem free. Now I've had this new eMachine with Windows 7 pre-installed for 3 months, 2 days & more problems than in all the time with XP.
I don't even know which forum to post in 'cuz a fix for one problem might mess up something I need or like in another area. Sorry if that doesn't make sense, like I said, I'm an airheaded n00b.

I have done a lot of reading/searching to try & take care of some things but seems like most answers are for people that know/understand computers & terminology whereas about all I know is doing email & looking things up in Bing.

Guess I'll start with the two that really worry me the most & wait for direction.

1.My IE9 is slower than molasses in January. I've kinda read about either doing a re-set or going back to IE8 but still sure of which is safest/best to do. I've just finally (crossing my fingers) activated WM to work in 7 & would rather not have to do again, even tho' it really is a simple process.
2. My Event Viewer is full of warnings & errors. There again I tried to find answers myself but still too much lingo over my head. I also realize that EV is more for the techy type but I can't help but be concerned about the ones that are there every time I turn on machine.

Sorry, didn't mean to write a book.
Thank you.
oops, forgot to let you know I have Avast & MBAM, both free versions, & I do run MBAM often.
hi i have tried this when i found helpless in windows 7. I remove all thing and install windows xp and then upgrade it in windows 7.And please don't use IE just use mozilla if your are using more than five tabs at a time and use chrome if you are playing games on internet or want to browse fastly.

May be this will solve your problem.
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20 May 2012   #8
gregrocker

 

Add-ons are sometimes requested by the browser in order to run certain functions and features, like animation requires Flashplayer. I would limit it only to those functions you know are needed for the browser to work correctly for you - which will become apparent when it pops up and asks you to install it if you want to run something in a page. If you have any questions ask back.

You can help the situation greatly by watching what you download as almost every program will try to sneak in browser helpers, toolbars, search services, etc. These are almost all spyware and unneeded. Avoid them like the plague. Keep them pruned out of the browser Add-on or Extensions list, out of your Startup list, and out of the Programs and Features list.
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20 May 2012   #9
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
I used XP for many years almost problem free. Now I've had this new eMachine with Windows 7 pre-installed for 3 months, 2 days & more problems than in all the time with XP.
The biggest problem we have seen with people that come from XP to WIn7 is all of the setting adjustments, system cleaners, and various other tweaks used on XP are not needed with Win7.

Have you used any registry cleaners?
What changes have you made to Win7 that you use to do with XP?

If you can give us a list of things you have done since you got the new computer, it will help us analyze the possible causes.
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21 May 2012   #10
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
1.My IE9 is slower than molasses in January. I've kinda read about either doing a re-set or going back to IE8 but still sure of which is safest/best to do. I've just finally (crossing my fingers) activated WM to work in 7 & would rather not have to do again, even tho' it really is a simple process.
2. My Event Viewer is full of warnings & errors. There again I tried to find answers myself but still too much lingo over my head. I also realize that EV is more for the techy type but I can't help but be concerned about the ones that are there every time I turn on machine.
1.In my experience IE9 is faster than IE8.. maybe there is some problems with bloatware? You can try other browsers Google chrome is quite fast.

2. If youre simple user you dont need to worry too much about event viewer.. no really, its only for advanced troubleshooting or admins.
is there some problems with your windows that you can see (not in event viewer) when you use pc?
many of those errors or warnings are not very important. so unless you have problems dont mind event viewer.
ofcourse if you need to troubleshoot some error you can post it here (copy/paste) and someone more experienced will explain it.


if youre comfortable with bit more advanced things its is always recommended to do clean install of windows when you buy pc with preintaled windows because you'll get lots of not needed software that slows pc down.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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