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12 Oct 2012   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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Layback Bear. I understand where you're coming from but if you reread my original post You'll see it was a problem from the start. The 'tweaking' was done down the track in an attempt to get it to work at all, not to better Microsoft's thinking.
I didn't mention in the first post, but I reset the laptop to original status when I first found it so slow and then did a clean reinstall - no difference at all. Then I started looking elsewhere.
There is a problem somewhere, probably just with my preloaded windows or install, but it wasn't my 'tweaking' that turned it to treacle.
Mut
Hello and welcome Mut mate have you tried reseating the RAM and HDD for starters then perhaps run a memtest, you may just have a rogue batch of hardware.

Make a bootable memtest disk set the BIOS to boot form the opto and give it at least six passes - can't do any harm.
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Wouldn't do any harm to run a hard drive test on it either

SeaTools | Seagate > make sure you pick the right bit OS.


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12 Oct 2012   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I did read your first post and all the rest. I don't post out of some whim.
post #1
1. Installed CAD and Graphic design. Use a lot of ram.
2. Registry clean and fix. No one knows what that did.
3. Winoptimizer, once again one knows what that did either.
Have a nice day.
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12 Oct 2012   #13
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
 
 

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Hi guys. I'm new to this forum and to Win 7.
Finally updated my 6 year old Acer Aspire laptop (AMD turon 64 x 2, 2 Gig ram, XP Media Centre) with a HP DV7-5005TX (I7-2720 2.2g, 8 gig DDR3, ATI Radeon HD6570 Graphics with 1 gig Ram & 2TB HD).
It was preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit which installed without a hitch.
I then installed all Windows updates and some necessary programs (Firefox, Thunderbird, Cad, Graphic design, Office 2007, ZoneAlarm, AVG) and tried it out. - Painfully slow in all areas like it had to consider everything I asked of it B4 it would start reacting.
Did a registry clean & fix, defrag - a little better but not much.
Tried a change of antivirus (incase that was slowing it up) - No better.
Installed Winoptimiser 8 and set everything for peak performance which improved things a little further bit still not great - My old Acer still runs rings around this thing!
It boots up in ok time but the actual operations are 'jagged', like when typing in browser display stalls for a few seconds then catches up. Scrolling down a window does the same. Some basic programs can take half a minute to even open a window, let alone set up.
Surely Win 7 can't be this slow and painfull. What am I missing?
Cheers for any help.
Mut
Start fresh with a clean install, avoid AVG and ZA and those registry cleaners/optimizers, for AV use Avast! or MSE.
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12 Oct 2012   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well Mut you didn't try the memtest or HDD tests? or my other suggestions so I would go with the fresh install or a factory default - key F11 on power up (the usual for HP laptops) and if you need speed well just stick to ones that are tried and tested mate not those ones that promise you light speed operation they are crap. Oh save any data before you do the default or install that you have / need.

Get rid of the bloat - from memory a lot with HP and use Brinks Optimise tutorial for starters Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

Plus if you are willing to take my advice for what it is worth, and please don't take offence here is none intended it's an idea to ask on here as to what is good for what you want to install if you are not sure.

Have a good one
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12 Oct 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

If you decide to run HP Factory Recovery then I'd also use these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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12 Oct 2012   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you decide to run HP Factory Recovery then I'd also use these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware
Hum Greg I found this in the bowels of that ref too and is a fair bit different to the defaults I have done in the past on HP's, but a bit more like the stuff I am used to doing

Going to keep this one in favourites for future use. Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 7) | HP® Support
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13 Oct 2012   #17
monkeylove

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Also, in place of ZA, I use the built-in firewall with Windows 7 Firewall Control.
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13 Oct 2012   #18
sammy3417

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

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Might try the ASC Paulo mentioned.
I don't recommend it - its just another so-called optimizer that Windows 7 does not need. Its not worth the code its written with.

Post back if you need more help.
Golden is so right on the so-called optimizer... Seven doesn't need anything like that! I'd use Ccleaner, this has everything you need and its not so top heavy on your system
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13 Oct 2012   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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Might try the ASC Paulo mentioned.
I don't recommend it - its just another so-called optimizer that Windows 7 does not need. Its not worth the code its written with.

Post back if you need more help.
Golden is so right on the so-called optimizer... Seven doesn't need anything like that! I'd use Ccleaner, this has everything you need and its not so top heavy on your system
Yeah well Sammy thats what has been said all along so many are sucked in by the promise of light speed tune up apps truly amazes me what people believe sometimes.
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13 Oct 2012   #20
sammy3417

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post

I don't recommend it - its just another so-called optimizer that Windows 7 does not need. Its not worth the code its written with.

Post back if you need more help.
Golden is so right on the so-called optimizer... Seven doesn't need anything like that! I'd use Ccleaner, this has everything you need and its not so top heavy on your system
Yeah well Sammy thats what has been said all along so many are sucked in by the promise of light speed tune up apps truly amazes me what people believe sometimes.
To be honest I used to swear by these bits of software system mechanic, ASC... They do appear to be good in the short term, but they do mess up your system in the long run... When I 1st got Xp...software like this was needed as XP was very very insecure and unstable, you never knew if you were coming or going.... Windows 7 is in a different league and in all fairness to Microsoft they really got their act together with Windows 7 ... very low maintenance OS
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