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Windows 7: Whenever I Minimize or close any program it goes in slow motion.

31 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium x64
Whenever I Minimize or close any program it goes in slow motion.

Thank you all in advance for your help.

The problem I currently have is whenever I open close minimize or maximize a program, be it google chrome or World of Warcraft or even any MS Office program it starts slowly and minimizes slowly. I've been having this problem for about 5 days now and I have no clue how it arose. I am using Windows 7 x64 home premium. I am new to computer stuff with little knowledge of the lingo and processes of how anything really works.

Also I found on these forums something that seemed familiar but there was no solution. Whenever I play Starcraft 2 It becomes choppy and slow moving. The start up screen for every game I play is in slowmotion.

I would like to add that browsing the internet and playing some games is perfectly fine after the initial slow moving start up. though it still closes and minimizes slowly.

Another thing I would like to add that may be the cause to the problem. Whenever I start up my computer it is super slow. it takes the windows in starting or resuming icon forever to rotate and load.

also after the 5-10 minutes I have to wait for it to finally get to the User selection screen. when i do select a user, the program Curse Client ( a program for World of Warcraft addons) doesn't work and gives me this message: An error has occurred while attempting to load a Microsoft .Net configuration file. this is often and indication of a corrupted .net installation. and it goes on to say; We recommend visiting Microsoft download Center to repair your .net installation. would you like to go there now?

I am afraid to download and try to fix it myself without any guidance because all this is new to me and I really don't know what I'm doing. I'm sorry and any help would be much appreciated.

Again thank you for your time,


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31 Oct 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Welcome aboard, Odaru.

Do a System Restore to an earlier date?
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31 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 home premium x64

I would like to avoid doing a system restore. I have alot of programs that I would have to re-install if i do so. I recall someone saying to me that i could restore my computer back to like 10 days ago instead of a full system restore. could you assist me in how to do that instead?
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31 Oct 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

I guess you dont know what is a system restore, and you are confusing what I suggested with restore to factory settings.

With system restore, you will go back to the point of time before the issue started, obviously depending on the availability of the restore points. That is what your friend told you. That is system restore, and there is no half system restore thing.

Follow the link that I gave you in my earlier post, there will not be any real problem.
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31 Oct 2012   #5
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