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Windows 7: Updrade to WIN 7 Professional 64-bit, slower browsing speed


21 Oct 2011   #1

WIN 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Updrade to WIN 7 Professional 64-bit, slower browsing speed

Hey all,

I upgraded my OS from WIN 7 Home 64-bit, to WIN 7 Prof 64-bit and my browsing speed decreased dramatically. I primarily used Chrome before, but browsing is practically impossible on it now. So now I use Firefox 4 since its been decent with me. I have no clue what went wrong since the upgrade was successful. My router is fine, but browsing speed is just super slow. It wasn't like this before I upgraded. Does anyone know what the problem might be? Please and thanks for any advice given!

Dell XPS 1640


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21 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

What kind of an upgrade did you do? Custom? Clean install?
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21 Oct 2011   #3

WIN 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Clean install. My last OS had some file damage (mountmgr.sys) so I decided to upgrade.
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21 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Exactly what did you do when you upgraded? After Windows 7 installed, did you install any drivers from the Dell website? Did you download Dell drivers for your laptop prior to installing x64?
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23 Oct 2011   #5

WIN 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

No, I did not download any drivers of any kind. Yesterday I installed a driver for my printer, but I doubt that will cause any problems. Although, (once again) yesterday I did download Microsoft Fix-It 50199 (Reset TCP/IP). Browsing speed increased quite a bit, but its still not the same as it was before the Windows 7 upgrade.
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23 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I would give Firefox 5 a try. It's still a bit slow loading if the HD is busy, but it does seem pretty fast as far as loading pages and general browsing. I use chromium as my primary browser and FF 5 as secondary.

Also this tweaker may be helpful:
http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php

Although I seem to remember it helped more on Vista before SP1 than on 7. But they probably upgraded it since I last tried it.

edit: as a precaution with anything that tunes Registry settings I'd back up with a restore point and also ERUNT
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