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Windows 7: Why is it soooo slow


16 Jan 2010   #1

Windows7 ultimate
 
 
Why is it soooo slow

Please please help,

I have "upgraded" from XP to 7 and it's so so slow. My pc is not the most up to date, but it's running 2Gb RAM, Athlon XP 1.85ghz and it's a fresh install. Everything takes for ever to load. The worst thing being media center (but that's a different story)

I am putting together a "new" pc this weekend running a 64 dual core & 4Gb RAM but I want to keep the present one to run day to day tasks.

Any help would be great thanks in advance

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16 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Two Gb on 64 bit is the minimum. You may not be able to do much better. You could try ready boost. I will also get a liitle more information and return.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...eadyboost.aspx
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16 Jan 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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16 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Norihagafan View Post
Please please help,

I have "upgraded" from XP to 7 and it's so so slow. My pc is not the most up to date, but it's running 2Gb RAM, Athlon XP 1.85ghz and it's a fresh install. Everything takes for ever to load. The worst thing being media center (but that's a different story)

I am putting together a "new" pc this weekend running a 64 dual core & 4Gb RAM but I want to keep the present one to run day to day tasks.

Any help would be great thanks in advance
Welcome and glad you came here for help.
I will try by starting to ask you a few questions.
You know a 1.85Ghz is really slow for Windows 7.
If you know about your computer could you please add the information in your user profile so we can see what you have. If you don't know you can download a great program that will tell you what you have. It is called Belarc Advisor and is free. Everyone here uses it.
LINK
Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
Just look at the top of the page for FREE DOWLOAD.

How much computer skills do you have? Can you go into your device manger and check and see if you have any EXCLAMATION points next to any of your hardware?
Go to CONTROL PANEL, SYSTEMS, DEVICE MANGER and look at the list.

This is enough for now and I'm sure we will have more questions to help you resolve your slow computer.
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16 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

It also helps to know WHERE and WHEN it is slow.
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16 Jan 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
it's running 2Gb RAM, Athlon XP 1.85ghz
Old Socket A (462). Sounds like it could be due to lack of any proper driver support in Windows 7, depending on what the motherboard is. As IggyAZ said, post up the rest of the specs for it.
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16 Jan 2010   #7

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

I've run it on a 1GHz Pentium M with 1GB of ram. Not a screamer and no Aero but it runs quite well. Actually quite useable.

Good advice by IggyAZ and richc46.
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16 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

as a side note media center itself has higher system requirements than windows 7 does, your pc probably just isn't up to snuff when it comes to it. my personal recommandation would be to disable as many features as you don't need in 7, even running the classic theme would have a noticable improvement on speed. you may want to try a free alternative shell such as emerge desktop that uses a fraction of the resources explorer.exe uses as well. basically the more you can trim windows down the better it will run on dated hardware.
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17 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Two Gb on 64 bit is the minimum. You may not be able to do much better. You could try ready boost. I will also get a liitle more information and return.

Explore the features: Windows ReadyBoost
I am running 64 bit Ultimate on a 2GB machine (older dual core processor, 2GB max memory) and it's very smooth and quick to load anything I want. No speed issues at all.
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17 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

if you have made sure all of your drivers are up to date and followed our other suggestions you may want to consider cleaning up your hdd. or separating your partitions. the more data and programs you have the slower your system will run as it has to search for the data it needs. also if you could give us your full system specs that could be very helpful in troubleshooting your problem.
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