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Windows 7: Start Menu Icons slow to populate, help :(

06 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 64bit and Vista 64bit

I might have to give that a whirl... what exactly was your problem? (That was solved by MSE).

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15 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Avast had a program update recently (yesterday or the day before). Updating Avast fixed my start menu icon issue.
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08 Apr 2011   #13

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

I don't know if this helps, but I found that W7 icons now load much faster (as do the menus) when I disabled HP Support Assistant.

I disabled it because I found annoying because it always tried to update itself just when I was doing something important and wouldn't close properly (just hung) especially if I wasn't connected to the net at the time. My Laptop seem to run just fine now without it.

Regards to all
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