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Windows 7: windows slows down drastically when connected to the internet

30 May 2012   #1
sledgehkg

7 ult 64bit
 
 
windows slows down drastically when connected to the internet

I've installed windows 7 64bit on a brand new 500gb hard drive.
I've installed the basic software, i.e. antivirus and firewall.
I've ran and installed all windows updates.
The system runs beautifully until I connect to the internet.
As soon as I do this the whole system slows down to a snails pace.
Opening directories, starting software, browsing, everything.
once off the internet everything returns to normal.

Any pointers?


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30 May 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Welcome to SF sledgehkg

Your post is not very clear.

You say that
Quote:
I've ran and installed all windows updates.
How did you download the updates if you aren't connected to the internet? AFAIK, we need to be connected to the internet to download the updates, doesn't matter if you're connected or not while installing them.
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30 May 2012   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

How are you connecting to the internet?

Wireless? Ethernet?

If wireless you may want to check you have updated wireless adapter drivers.
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30 May 2012   #4
sledgehkg

7 ult 64bit
 
 

sorry, you are correct.
I did updates at my office using a wireless internet connection.
The client has a BB connection at his home.
I did not notice any major slow-down when using my wireless.
when the client connects thru ethernet, the whole system basically stalls.
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30 May 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

In that case, you need to make sure your ethernet adapter has the right drivers and is set up correctly.

Please post the computer specs so that we can help further.
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30 May 2012   #6
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Go to start and type in devmgmt.msc and hit enter. Go down to the tab that is titled "Network Controllers" and double click on it. Please post a snip of it using the snipping tool: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
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30 May 2012   #7
sledgehkg

7 ult 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your input.
I'll need a day or two to get the computer back.
I will try your suggestions.
I'll post the results.

Thank you.
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30 May 2012   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

We look forward to a positive outcome.
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30 May 2012   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

sledge,
Immediately when I saw the title of your post then I thought "Malware!".

If the other suggestions, don't work, then be sure to let us know so that we can show you how to run the best malware checker available, namely, Windows Defender OFFLINE.

karl
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