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Windows 7: just upgraded to ultimate now computer is slow

18 Mar 2012   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Hope you did a CLEAN install rather than an upgrade . There's nothing in Professional or Ultimate that should make it perform any slower than Home Premium.

You'll also often find for the first few boots there might be a some extra disk activity -- this is due to a complex algorithm known as "pre-fetch". Windows is gathering (internally) statistics over what you are running and will after a few days have built a database which at boot time will "pre-load" some of these into RAM. This is in fact quite OK but you'll probably see a slight slow down until the pre-fetch is built.

Another issue is that re-installing from scratch means that a HUGE number of updates have been done to W7 since its release.

As others have pointed out it's probably about time SP2 appeared.

Cheers
jimbo


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18 Mar 2012   #12
rings343

win 7 ult
 
 

no i have a feeling i just did an upgrade how can i fix this do i need to do a clean install how do i do that now?
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18 Mar 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You need to find out what processes are running and what is using CPU cycles WHEN THE PC IS RUNNING SLOW

You do that through Resource Monitor.

There is no reason (yet) to think you need another install.

You haven't told us what Resource Monitor says, so we can't help.
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18 Mar 2012   #14
rings343

win 7 ult
 
 

it is running slow all the time. exactly what do i need to look at in the resource monitor?
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18 Mar 2012   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Look at the CPU tab. Then look at the CPU column in the CPU tab. What is at the top of the list?

Look at the memory tab. How much memory do you show as "available"? You can see my available RAM is 2696 MB in the picture below:


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18 Mar 2012   #16
rings343

win 7 ult
 
 

at the top of the cpu tab it has rundll32.exe but it is suspended under that it has perfmon then fire fox is there a way to take and post a ss for u?

memory 2697 in use 28729 available
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18 Mar 2012   #17
ignatzatsonic

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Above link tells you how to post a pic.

You have no memory problems.
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18 Mar 2012   #18
rings343

win 7 ult
 
 

then why is my machine running slow?
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18 Mar 2012   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

No one knows yet.

Post the screen shot.

Also a screen shot of Task Manager processes tab with the CPU column ranked to show processes in descending order.

Have you recently done malware and virus scans?

Is your Ultimate disc legitimate?
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18 Mar 2012   #20
rings343

win 7 ult
 
 

malware and virus are clean my upgrade is legit (purchased from microcenter)


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