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Windows 7: Office 2003 slow to shutdown

07 Mar 2010   #1
tape

windows 7
 
 
Office 2003 slow to shutdown

Have been running Office 2003 on Win 7pro for months with no problem. Recently I have been having a problem with the Outlook part of office slow to shut down. Actual usage of program has not changed but when I go to close the window, there is a noticeable lag time for it to close. I don't see this with any other of the office apps. Any ideas?


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07 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tape View Post
Have been running Office 2003 on Win 7pro for months with no problem. Recently I have been having a problem with the Outlook part of office slow to shut down. Actual usage of program has not changed but when I go to close the window, there is a noticeable lag time for it to close. I don't see this with any other of the office apps. Any ideas?
Hi and welcome

I think we could use some additional info to be of use. what hardware? Memory, OS clean install of upgrade, what does event viewer say about the problem, etc.

Ken
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07 Mar 2010   #3
tape

windows 7
 
 

My Dell Studio laptop runs Win 7 pro, 64bits, w/ 4 Gig memory. Core 2 duo @ 2.0 GHz
My C drive uses 64 GB and has 224 GB free. I should note that the slow down only seems to happen after I have an email message being viewed or have just completed writing something using Word. If I open & then close the app w/o doing anything, it shuts down as you expect it to do so normally
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07 Mar 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

tape,
I'm definitely not saying that the memory is the source of your problem, but my recommendation for 64-bit systems is a minimum of 8 GB. Win 7-64 bit will run on even less but performance suffers.
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08 Mar 2010   #5
tape

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion, Karlsnooks. Interestingly, while pulling together the info about my system requested and trying to pin down the exact time and circumstances of the slow-down, I have not been able to recreate the slow-down I first forumed about. Go figure!!! I will consider a memory increase.
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08 Mar 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

tape,
I'm glad to hear that the slow-down problem has vanished.

The best food for a starving computer is always -- "More ram".
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08 Mar 2010   #7
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
tape,
I'm definitely not saying that the memory is the source of your problem, but my recommendation for 64-bit systems is a minimum of 8 GB. Win 7-64 bit will run on even less but performance suffers.
Rubbish.
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08 Mar 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I can understand your evaluation, except, I've friends who are heavily involved in graphics where ram is very important for a performance acceptable in a competitive business world.
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08 Mar 2010   #9
TGSoldier

 
 

And 8GB is the minimum to be deemed "acceptable" ?
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