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Windows 7: My computer is still slow even after formatting

20 May 2013   #1
ManJavOen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
My computer is still slow even after formatting

I have the same problem with two of my computers, one old HP laptop and one costume build computer. The costume build is the newest, three years old. I have formatted it two or three times because it bacome slow after very short time. The laptop is about six years I think. The problem started after we installed windows 7.

I hope someone has some good ideas, thanks.


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20 May 2013   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Take a look at this tutorial and work through it.
Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

In your Specs it shows you don't use any Anti Virus program, so I'd make sure and check for malware.
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20 May 2013   #3
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManJavOen View Post
I have the same problem with two of my computers, one old HP laptop and one costume build computer. The costume build is the newest, three years old. I have formatted it two or three times because it bacome slow after very short time. The laptop is about six years I think. The problem started after we installed windows 7.

I hope someone has some good ideas, thanks.
Hey ManJavOen! Welcome to Seven Forums. I see in your hardware description the hardware you are using is good for multitasking and should not make your PC slow. One thing which I noticed, you mentioned that you have formatted the PC 2-3 times. May I ask, do you have multiple partitions and are you just formatting the partition which has OS installed on it or you are formatting the whole disk and making new partitions every time. Because, if you are just formatting a single partition for OS, then there can be some virus, malware left in the other partitions that are making your PC slow again and again. Also, you have not mentioned the antivirus you are using. Run antivirus, anti spyware etc to check for any issues.

If the above mentioned condition is your conditions. Then, try to format the whole disk (keep the data safe in some other disk), make new partitions and install OS. Do not put the data yet in the new partitions and run the PC without that data for few days and then see if you are getting slow PC or not.

Keep us posted......
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20 May 2013   #4
juliaDexter

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

defrag your disk drives
degrag windows registry
and run a good antivirus program
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20 May 2013   #5
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit ,Windows 8 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juliaDexter View Post
defrag your disk drives
degrag windows registry
and run a good antivirus program
Registry Cleaner Tests - Why NOT To Use One!
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20 May 2013   #6
gregrocker

 

Did you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to determine how Win7 will run on the hardware? Win7 should always be fast and never hang on adequate hardware as long as you have a perfect install.

Compare the clean install you did to these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dsprague View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juliaDexter View Post
defrag your disk drives
degrag windows registry
and run a good antivirus program
Registry Cleaner Tests - Why NOT To Use One!
Puran Defrag Free Edition Boot-Time defrag gets at all System files including registry. Schedule the Boot Time Scan with Full Disk Check, after enabling Intelligent Optimizer on Additonal Operations tab.

First run CCleaner Run Cleaner and Registry tab which is always safe.
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02 Jun 2013   #7
ManJavOen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm trying to formate my computer and my harddrive now, so we will see if that helps. thanks for every thing!! :-)
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