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Windows 7: Slow Computers, need advice on improving Performance

27 Feb 2014   #21
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Running these will also be helpful

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R#].txt) will open in Notepad for review (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
  • The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.
Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.



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27 Feb 2014   #22
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by user31 View Post
RAM. Important for games.
You could secretly upgrade the ram. How to Upgrade Your PC's RAM | PCWorld
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28 Feb 2014   #23
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Do you mean your brother recommend doing these that are in Optimize Windows 7 Tutorial?

5. Turn Off Unneeded Visual Effects
Uncheck the visual effect options that you do not want or need, or select the Adjust for best performance option, to increase the speed. You can optimize performance by changing how menus and windows appear. The most common visual effects to uncheck are:
  • Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing
  • Animations in the taskbar and Start Menu
  • Enable transparent glass
  • Fade or slide menus into view
  • Fade or slide ToolTips into view
  • Fade out menu items after clicking
  • Show shadows under windows
  • Slide open combo boxes
31. Scan your Computer for Malware or Spyware

If your computer has been infected with spyware or malware, then this they can cause all sorts of issues including slowing your computer down to a crawl. Be sure to scan your system with a good program like the free Windows Defender Offline, MSE, and Malwarebytes Free for malware (ex: virus) and spyware, and allow the program to remove any that may be found.

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28 Feb 2014   #24
subby

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Do you mean your brother recommend doing these that are in Optimize Windows 7 Tutorial?

5. Turn Off Unneeded Visual Effects
Uncheck the visual effect options that you do not want or need, or select the Adjust for best performance option, to increase the speed. You can optimize performance by changing how menus and windows appear. The most common visual effects to uncheck are:
  • Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing
  • Animations in the taskbar and Start Menu
  • Enable transparent glass
  • Fade or slide menus into view
  • Fade or slide ToolTips into view
  • Fade out menu items after clicking
  • Show shadows under windows
  • Slide open combo boxes
31. Scan your Computer for Malware or Spyware

If your computer has been infected with spyware or malware, then this they can cause all sorts of issues including slowing your computer down to a crawl. Be sure to scan your system with a good program like the free Windows Defender Offline, MSE, and Malwarebytes Free for malware (ex: virus) and spyware, and allow the program to remove any that may be found.

No my brother recommeneded doing a malwarebytes scan and if found infections follow a guide he posted in an email. There was 8 steps, ran different scanners and adwcleaner was one of them.

The disabling of visual effects, i got off the link posted.
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03 Mar 2014   #25
Claraviolet

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by subby View Post
My brother gave me his login details here, coz he is away atm. He said to post a topic and get some advice/help from you guys.

I have 2 computers, 1 is my son's and he plays alot of games on it. Both our computers are slow, especially mine. Both Run Windows 7 64bit, and Norton 360.

What else do you need to need so i can get help?
um..try advanced system care.Try to minimize the start up programs and unnecessary processes. Advanced system care also helps in increasing the system boot up speed. use wise care 365 once in a while. I hope this helps a little. My laptop boot up speed is around 60 seconds after using it and believe me it was 124 seconds >.<
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03 Mar 2014   #26
subby

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Topic is solved.
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03 Mar 2014   #27
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

subby please mark this topic solved.

NOTE:
*** Please don't use Advanced System Care or anything else by IOBit.
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03 Mar 2014   #28
subby

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It is marked solved
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03 Mar 2014   #29
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
subby please mark this topic solved.

NOTE:
*** Please don't use Advanced System Care or anything else by IOBit.
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