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Windows 7: How to improve performance. . .

30 Dec 2010   #11
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd test fly it with just Avast and Malware Bytes enabled.

See if snappiness improves.

You have a Celeron 2.80 with 1 gig of RAM. It isn't going to rock the world regardless of what you do.

Also: look at task manager/processes; how many processes do you typically have running?

40? 90?

Be sure to check "show processes from all users" in that tab.


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30 Dec 2010   #12
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The only way you are going to really improve performance is by upgrading the hardware. Turning off some startup applications might save a few seconds on the bootup. But in the long run, your performance is limited by hardware not software. And certainly adding a graphics card that can handle Aero will help.
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30 Dec 2010   #13
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have 55 Processes running.

@logicearth: I'm aware of that, but PCI Graphics Cards are not as good as PCI-Express.
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30 Dec 2010   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You can monitor your processes to see which are using up your CPU the most. But most of them will be unavoidable.

I have 41 running right now, and very rarely have 50 running.
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30 Dec 2010   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Advanced System Care is a tweaking program with a questionable Reg cleaner.

Win7 is already too lean to need any tweaking whatsoever beyond normal system settings - it will always come back to bite you.

See if you can reverse the tweaks done already, then uninstall it with Revo in Advanced mode: How To Use Revo Uninstaller To Completely Uninstall Programs

I think the Network Magic software is also not needed once you install your router. Do you have paid Malwarebytes standing shield or is that it's updater only (never allow any updaters in Startup list as they spy on you).

The only startup programs I run are AV and gadgets.

Beyond that, here are tips for cleaning up a factory preinstall: HP laptop has used up all four primary partitions

And here a troubleshooting fundamentals for Win7 to trace any performance issues: Computer lags every couple seconds
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30 Dec 2010   #16
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy View Post
@logicearth: I'm aware of that, but PCI Graphics Cards are not as good as PCI-Express.
Better then what you currently have.
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