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Windows 7: I hate windows 7

24 Aug 2010   #21
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ihatewin7 View Post
yes i am talking about firefox. I thought the changeover to IE would have probably made it fairly obvious.
What addons do you have installed in Firefox ?
Some poorly written addons can freeze everything.

Try running Firefox in Safe mode.
Code:
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode
You can also try uninstalling Firefox and reinstalling it.


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24 Aug 2010   #22
Rogerc

7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
New to Win7 as well.

Hi, I had XP running for years without any problems, it was bullet proof, then the MB went pop and fried it's self. So 2 weeks ago I bought a new PC wth Win7 home premium on it, that was the start of my troubles. I don't think a day has gone by without trouble, anyhow, some of the tips I have found which have helped are (1) remove AVG9 if installed (2) Adobe flash, disable hardware accelleration. I hope this helps you a bit.
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24 Aug 2010   #23
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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yes i am talking about firefox. I thought the changeover to IE would have probably made it fairly obvious.
i appreciate you vexed with your pc however as you are the
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one asking for help it would be prudent to remain polite
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Apologies. I am at the end of my tether,
no probs ,we've all been there
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24 Aug 2010   #24
johndh

Windows 7 (64bit)
 
 

ihatewin7

Your reaction seems close to my own when I first installed window 7 64bit. I would stick around these forums and ask a few questions. There is enough brain power here to sort things out, I'm sure. My own problems were mainly due to a crap configuration by the computer builder, and a whole load of out of date drivers. 90% sorted by these forums and my guess is, remaining problems 'might' get sorted with Service Pack 1, when it arrives.

However, I could go for a power mac, equivalent spec apart from RAID 1 + 0 would cost me around 6k Or, work at it and save K's, the latter option is for me. The result is, I admit, maybe not as stable as a mac, but, I have a PC work horse that can open as many apps as I want, open over 100 full res raw images at the same time in PS CS5 (just because I can ) and run Premiere CS5 as well.

Installed software: Office 2007, Adobe CS5 (full monty), Firefox, iTunes, Capture NX2. That's about it.
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24 Aug 2010   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suggest you have a look into the Event Viewer to see whether any unusual events were recorded. It is obvious that your system is defunct somewhere. We'll just have to find the cause and the Event Viewer is a good starting point.
Go to Start > Right click on Computer > Manage > Event Viewer - or type Event Viewer into Start/search and hit Enter
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24 Aug 2010   #26
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Have a look in task manager click show 'processes from all users' then click the cpu tab so it sorts by highest usage and look to see what's eating all you cpu cycles!!


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24 Aug 2010   #27
Harvey Meale

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, BackTrack 4, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi ihatewin7,

I failed to mention that malware is also a likely possibility. Have you run any scans recently?

Thanks,
Harvey Meale
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24 Aug 2010   #28
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

ihatewin7.

The first add on you may want to try to disable would be the McAfee site advisor, I have had issues were my PC cpu shot up to 100%. After some investigation I pin pointed the problem at being the site advisor.
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24 Aug 2010   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
ihatewin7.

The first add on you may want to try to disable would be the McAfee site advisor, I have had issues were my PC cpu shot up to 100%. After some investigation I pin pointed the problem at being the site advisor.
Hmm, I do understand that some people have problems with the McAfee AV suite (that I do not use). But I do use the McAfee Site Advisor on several systems and never had a problem with that.
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24 Aug 2010   #30
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Instead of a clean install, how about disabling all non ms services and startup through msconfig just to see if it still purrs.
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