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Windows 7: Computer running slower that usual?

20 Nov 2010   #11
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

My Flash drive doesn't meet the requirements for the readyboost.


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20 Nov 2010   #12
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Bummer as it could be a easy fix to add memory. I had 8gb sd working till I upgraded my OS drive and now it won't work because the drive is much faster and memory no longer needed. Any other drives available to try you can also use a card reader, any old CF drives around?
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20 Nov 2010   #13
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

No, thats the only external memory source I got on me right now.
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20 Nov 2010   #14
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

If you can find a 4-6 or 8 gb drive with a readyboost label then you can carry around the world and speed up the desktop. Like this sucker: Patriot Xporter PEF8GUSB XT Boost USB Flash Drive - 8GB at TigerDirect
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20 Nov 2010   #15
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Wow, that's a good price! Thanks for finding this(+1 rep) I could buy this in the future. So what can I do while I make up my mind about buying the Flash Drive? I mean about the HD for the moment?
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20 Nov 2010   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Just keep it scanned for viruses and I would double check all my start up programs in msconfig and do a hard disk clean up and defrag in accessories and tools.
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20 Nov 2010   #17
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

OK Thanks for your help and I'll see this thread again after I purchase the Flash drive.
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20 Nov 2010   #18
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Good luck and don't get to radical with the hard drive like clean installing, unless you really suspect a virus or malware. Just defrag it once or twice and really check the start up programs and keep stuff from running in the background !
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20 Nov 2010   #19
Paultx

Windows 7
 
 

They always say it helps when you free up disk space, so I think you should:

- Keep only programs you really need. Uninstall those you don't with Revo Uninstaller. Consider running some portable apps from a USB drive. Gain some extra bits of space by removing language files you won't ever use: check your programs folders to find and delete them.

- Clean up your system drive and delete old restore points.

- Move data from your HD to removable media, like CD and DVD, or to free online storage services, like Windows Live SkyDrive.

- Compress seldom accessed data you have to keep on the drive.

Hope this helps.
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20 Nov 2010   #20
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

man i wish i could send this guy my old ddr ram i got sticks just laying around

it is unfortunate you have any american realatives in california that would send you the ram if they were able to get it from me ?
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