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Windows 7: Windows 7 Speed & Performance Harshly Fell

31 Jul 2010   #21
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks a lot for your help, gregrocker. 2 days ago I visited the Dell website and I downloaded all of the latest versions of my drivers that were made in 2010. So I doubt it has anything to do with my Display driver. I will revisit and download drivers. My performance is a lot faster than usual at the moment. Today, I deleted the Recovery partition on my Hard Drive because I had already created a Recovery Disk for Windows 7. My computer came with Vista installed and I upgraded to Windows 7 because for me, Windows Vista was slow. I have 150GB of Hard Disk space all together and the Partition was taking up 14GB so I thought I might as well get that back. Deleting the Partition seemed to have sped up Windows. I have just downloaded the Data lifeguard diagnostics and I will let you know what happends. Again, thank you for all the help you've given me so far!


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31 Jul 2010   #22
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I ran the Western Digital Diagnostics scan and everything seemed fine. Everything passed and there were no problems. Results can be found here (I tried putting the photo inside of the forum but it showed up as a red X)
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31 Jul 2010   #23
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

As long as things are running fine, then I'd relax for the time being and write back if there is any change.
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31 Jul 2010   #24
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
As long as things are running fine, then I'd relax for the time being and write back if there is any change.
Thanks, Petey. I will report back any issues relating to this thread if something happends. Im not ready to mark as solved. So ill keep this open. Thank you to all that has helped!
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31 Jul 2010   #25
gregrocker

 

If you don't use the Dell utilities you might consider for the future deleting the Dell OEM partition as well since it always seems to increase performance.

You'd then have the way clear for wiping the HD to do a clean reinstall using the Win7 install DVD, when the time is right.

The installer is nearly driver-complete with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. I would then only import Dell drivers if performance dictates, starting with display and chipset.

Keep any eye on msconfig>startup to uncheck freeloaders on your RAM/CPU. I only allow AV and gadgets to start with computer. The rest are wasting resources and/or spying.

Try also swapping out Avast for the even leaner MS Security Essentials, which installs in 30 seconds, updates then becomes invisible unless there is a threat.
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31 Jul 2010   #26
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ishmael9100 View Post
I will report back any issues relating to this thread if something happends. Im not ready to mark as solved. So ill keep this open. Thank you to all that has helped!
Did by any chance Avast do an update... (besides data libraries) when your slowdown started. Avast runs a background process that is known to slow some systems down.

Or... are you sure Avast wasn't doing a full system scan at the time.


Ap
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31 Jul 2010   #27
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ishmael9100 View Post
I will report back any issues relating to this thread if something happends. Im not ready to mark as solved. So ill keep this open. Thank you to all that has helped!
Did by any chance Avast do an update... (besides data libraries) when your slowdown started. Avast runs a background process that is known to slow some systems down.

Or... are you sure Avast wasn't doing a full system scan at the time.


Ap
Hey ap, Im not quite sure if it done an update or not. All I remember is W7 dramatically slowing down for no reason.
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31 Jul 2010   #28
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you don't use the Dell utilities you might consider for the future deleting the Dell OEM partition as well since it always seems to increase performance.

You'd then have the way clear for wiping the HD to do a clean reinstall using the Win7 install DVD, when the time is right.

The installer is nearly driver-complete with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. I would then only import Dell drivers if performance dictates, starting with display and chipset.

Keep any eye on msconfig>startup to uncheck freeloaders on your RAM/CPU. I only allow AV and gadgets to start with computer. The rest are wasting resources and/or spying.

Try also swapping out Avast for the even leaner MS Security Essentials, which installs in 30 seconds, updates then becomes invisible unless there is a threat.
Okay, thanks. I will try MSSE as i've already tried it once. I will try and see how they both work together. If not, then I'll take off Avast.
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31 Jul 2010   #29
gregrocker

 

I'd run only MSE for awhile. No need for both, and you want to see if performance improves without Avast which may have a defect.
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31 Jul 2010   #30
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'd run only MSE for awhile. No need for both, and you want to see if performance improves without Avast which may have a defect.
I uninstalled avast and kept MSE and there were no changes in performance. So I put avast back on. Another thing I noticed is that my Laptop Fan is running at insane speeds blowing out steaming hot air which is not normal...any ideas?
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