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Windows 7: Windows slows down when highlighting multiple desktop icons


17 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Windows slows down when highlighting multiple desktop icons

Hello,

I've had this annoying issue since I got this pc, but then I saw an old Intel Atom + Windows XP PC that does not have this issue (maybe it's because of the Windows version ?)

The issue is that when I highlight alot of desktop icons with the mouse alltogether, the PC slows down.
It feels like it struggles to highlight multiple desktop icons.

I know it's not really a big problem, but after I saw a much weaker PC that does not have this one, I had to check if I can fix it here

I have an Intel i3-2120 cpu and Windows 7 32-bit

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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21 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

1.) Do this first: Use option 2

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

2.) Reset icon cache:

Icon Cache Size - Change in Windows

3.) To many programs running at startup causing slow pc possibly. Disable everything but antimalware software:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Wow I forgot about this post!
I tried what you said but it didn't help, I guess it's just because there are too many icons + not so good PC spec + bad HDD?
Or maybe I am wrong?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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19 May 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Hello,

I've had this annoying issue since I got this pc, but then I saw an old Intel Atom + Windows XP PC that does not have this issue (maybe it's because of the Windows version ?)

The issue is that when I highlight alot of desktop icons with the mouse alltogether, the PC slows down.
It feels like it struggles to highlight multiple desktop icons.

I know it's not really a big problem, but after I saw a much weaker PC that does not have this one, I had to check if I can fix it here

I have an Intel i3-2120 cpu and Windows 7 32-bit
I doubt it has anything to do with your problem, but what buttons are missing on your keyboard?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post

I doubt it has anything to do with your problem, but what buttons are missing on your keyboard?
How do you know that I have missing keyboard buttons?
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