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

06 Nov 2010   #31

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
There's nothing wrong with AMD processors. In fact, according to the passmark cpu value chart, AMD pretty much dominates the top of the list for performance/value. Almost all of their processors are less expensive than an intel CPU of comparable performance on their benchmark. You just ended up with one of the slowest ones available. Intel, however, currently has the fastest available CPUs..

That said, if you can return your laptop, do so and when you look for a replacement, get detailed specs and research them all before spending any money. If you can't return it for a refund, get a clean windows 7 disk with no bloatware. First ask the vendor who sold you the laptop.. If they won't give you one, contact the manufacturer. It may be worth it to spend a little money if you have to buy a DVD, but most manufacturers will provide a clean install disk if you are persistent enough, though they sometimes charge a nominal fee for the DVD itself. The graphics card, while not the best one available, will help make up for the weak CPU if you do a clean install of windows and minimize the number of processes that are running.
i have a retail version of windows 7 i have also made factory recovery cds for this pc if i use my retail windows 7 disk to install windows 7 on this machine without all the useless programs that come with it possible to use the factory recovery cds i made earlier to make this pc go back to the way it is now or in other words the way it was when i first picked it up from the store

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07 Nov 2010   #32


That might work. CDs aren't the best medium for recovery. HP is usually pretty good about providing recovery disks but the amount of bloat they install in their computers is ridiculous.. (Unless you're willing to pay about $19,000 for one of their high end workstations.. Mine came with unformatted HDDs. I installed windows myself using the disk they provided.) I think it will still be a bit slow in photoshop with a clean install but a lot faster than it is now. If your retail disk is for the same version of windows that you already have, I would recommend calling microsoft to use the oem license key to activate it. If you explain the situation about all the bloat (and how it made your computer so slow it was nearly unusable, I'm sure they will be willing to help. I've done that myself a few dozen times. If not, you can use it on another computer after you return the laptop to the factory condition. That way you still have the the retail license to use on a different computer.. of course if you restore it to the factory condition later
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07 Nov 2010   #33

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

i may just take it back cause if the factory cds dont work then i have lost my own personal retail copy of windows due to the pc having to have windows on it when returned and this pc does not have a data partition on it containing a copy of windows 7 is it possible for me to make a data partition and install my retail copy of windows 7 on the data partition and see if it improves my system is it possible to boot from a seperate data partition
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