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Windows 7: Got a new pc its working great but its a little slow what should I do

05 Nov 2010   #11
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Post your services list, and I am sure that madtownidiot and I can hash something out.

On the old processor note, what is your processor WEI score?


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05 Nov 2010   #12
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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05 Nov 2010   #13
madtownidiot

 

first take a look at the number of processes you have running task manager. then go into msconfig, click the startup tab, uncheck everything except the display driver, your touchpad driver, whatever antivirus program you're running, and anything else listed as a driver. then restart your computer and how much difference it makes in task manager. It should start much more quickly and be more responsive. Your laptop should be much faster than mine, (4 year old dell with a 2GHz core 2 and 2GB RAM) I did notice you had photoshop running in one of your screenshots. That will lag computers far faster than yours.
As for services, that will depend on what you're using your computer for. I got rid of windows media services, remote desktop services, home group services
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05 Nov 2010   #14
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

ok ill do that now before i do that i just wanna say thanks to what you both have done so far i know its hard dealing with someone who doesent even know how to find there specs on there own pc but i say thanks you both have helped me multiple times ill be back let me do what you just requested
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05 Nov 2010   #15
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

LiquidSnak whats the best way to go about posting my service list do i print screen what can fit on the screen then scroll down within the window a little bit and print screen that section of the window whats the best way to do it ?
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05 Nov 2010   #16
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

ok i deselected everything within the start up tab that was not needed i still get the same sluggish slow performance when i open up programs and when im in photoshop
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05 Nov 2010   #17
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
first take a look at the number of processes you have running task manager. then go into msconfig, click the startup tab, uncheck everything except the display driver, your touchpad driver, whatever antivirus program you're running, and anything else listed as a driver. then restart your computer and how much difference it makes in task manager. It should start much more quickly and be more responsive. Your laptop should be much faster than mine, (4 year old dell with a 2GHz core 2 and 2GB RAM) I did notice you had photoshop running in one of your screenshots. That will lag computers far faster than yours.
As for services, that will depend on what you're using your computer for. I got rid of windows media services, remote desktop services, home group services
when it comes to the speed of the pc weather stating it up or browsing i never had photoshop open when i noticed the slow speeds i have 68 processes running and i have unchecked everything in the startup tab in msconfig with no difference in performance
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05 Nov 2010   #18
madtownidiot

 

here's a good guide for tweaking services. I used it myself. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations by Black Viper
another thing you should do is uninstall programs you're not planning to use, then download ccleaner. install it but make sure to uncheck all the options except for a desktop shortcut and a start menu shortcut.. and make sure the google app doesn't sneak in.
Then download mydefrag and select the system disk monthly option. After that runs you'll notice an improvement
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05 Nov 2010   #19
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

thanks i appreciate it ill do it now and if it does not improve ill just take it back to the store and one more thing if i do end up taking it back is it possible for me to look up about 3 diffrent laptops on the internet i plan on buying and get you took look at the specs for all 3 and see which ones better my old laptop crapped out on me and the company could not fix it so they let me choose which one i wanted and i choose this one i dont know any thing about graphic cards and processors and that mainly what i need i know alot of the basic things though
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05 Nov 2010   #20
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
when it comes to the speed of the pc weather stating it up or browsing i never had photoshop open when i noticed the slow speeds i have 68 processes running and i have unchecked everything in the startup tab in msconfig with no difference in performance
68 processes would be about 20 more than necessary. I've managed to get mine to 35-40 on average by a lot of trial and error, and more than one system crash.
Photoshop will slow your computer down whether it's running or not. It's a huge program, most of which is dedicated to the "it doesn't work when it can't phone home" feature. you can actually uncheck every item in msconfig start up tab and all your programs and hardware will still work.. did you click apply before you restarted the computer?
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