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Windows 7: why does it take forever to shut down and start up my computer?

22 Jun 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

I'm sorry I missed where you said you have no internet connection? What's that about?


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22 Jun 2012   #12
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, since last Sunday I couldn't connect to my network or any public networks in my area. I troubleshooted and it said that my Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address is invalid. So now whenever I try to connect to a network i get a message saying that I have limited connectivity to the network.
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23 Jun 2012   #13
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Hey guys, I uninstalled mcafee today, and instantly the shutdown time has increased like tenfold! Now I know. Never ever install McAfee ever again.
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23 Jun 2012   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

thepivotstudent,

You will also notice a big improvement if you increase your ram to 2 GB and even to 4GB if the mini permits.

Two biggest changes you can make to speed up your mini in general:
1. increase the ram,
2. use a SSD

Now do you have an internet connection?
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23 Jun 2012   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
Hey guys, I uninstalled mcafee today, and instantly the shutdown time has increased like tenfold! Now I know. Never ever install McAfee ever again.
I hope you meant decreased shut down time.

McAfee is one suite which doesn't play well with W7, there will be disagreements, but I use Norton and it has worked well. Others to try are Comodo and MS Security Essentials.
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23 Jun 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

MucAfee is the worst crapware I've ever come across, the Typhoid Mary of AV's.
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23 Jun 2012   #17
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

karlsnooks I have internet now! 'm using my netbook right now How can I upgrade my ram? and what is an SSD?

gregrocker i think I love you for saying that.

britton30 LOL yea, i meant decreased xD I have MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) and Malwarebytes, but I do have a norton 360 that is waiting to be installed. Not gonna let it go to waist. Plus I love 360. It always helped me before.
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24 Jun 2012   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do not install Norton.

You already have the very best, namely, MSE. You can only get yourself troubles by installing norton.

Download the manual for your computer. Each computer is different. Go to Dell's website. They have excellent documentation and support.

An SSD is a solid state drive. A HDD is a a hard disk drive.

You should price out 128 GB SSDs. They aren't cheap. The decision will be up to you. I have a laptop and a netbook and a ssd in both and believe that the money was well spent.

To see if we can improve your performance, then:
Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD, as an attachment, the startup.txt file
UPLOAD, as an attachment, the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD, as an attachment, the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
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24 Jun 2012   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here's from your manual for RAM replacement. It takes DDR2-1333 2GB maximum. Documentation Beware you have to remove the keyboard to access your RAM module.
SSD is a Solid State Drive.
Solid-state drive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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