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Windows 7: Windows 7 32-bit running sluggish

22 Nov 2014   #1

Windows 8.1
Windows 7 32-bit running sluggish

I was hoping to get some opinions of some programs to run to diagnose what is causing my father-in-law's Windows 7 32-bit Dell system from running so slowly. It's been a few years since I've had to work on his older system and I'm not sure of some good diagnostic programs to run other than Malwarebytes (which I have run). I don't have his specs offhand but for right now am hoping for some good diagnostic tools to run. Thank you very much in advance!
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22 Nov 2014   #2

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

Welcome to the forums SpideyPaul!

Theres many reasons a machine might slow down over time. We have many excellent tutorials here at the forums, heres one that should help : Optimize Windows 7
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22 Nov 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64

Back up all his data, re install windows :)

Add memory

It`ll fly

Clean Install Windows 7

Post the exact make and model, we can advise on adding memory or installing 64 bit.
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22 Nov 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Use caution SpideyPaul.

Their are no magic programs.
If you do find one they are snake oil.
As indianacarnie has pointed out this tutorial would be a good place to start.

Optimize Windows 7
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22 Nov 2014   #5

Windows 8.1

Thank you all for the advice. I'll read up and go from there!
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