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Windows 7: Laptop has begun to slow down after several hours of use

17 Jul 2014   #11

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by castellar View Post
I'm pretty sure I don't. Thanks for jumping in!
Why only pretty sure?

Did you actually look or is that a guess? Why guess?

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18 Jul 2014   #12


Hello Castellar,

This certainly doesn't seem good.

Adwcleaner and Hitman Pro have always worked great for me. Would it be possible for you to take a screenshot of the images or write on here the text that it says? Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Thank you,
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18 Jul 2014   #13

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there

I really would avoid all these "registry tweaks" and "System cleaners". If your system really is "Slowing down" I'd simply re-install windows again or better still restore an image from a recent satisfactory working copy.

Always keep the OS on its own partition --that way you can restore the OS without losing any data -- taking a backup should be SECOND NATURE -- doesn't take long and if you install something that doesn't work and doesn't get uninstalled properly simply restore previous image -- 30 mins probably at the most.

Check also you haven't got zillions of start up processes and that your page fie isn't defined as too big.

If you can afford one swapping the laptops HDD for an SSD is IMO the best improvement to performance you can make --even on a fairly old laptop too.

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18 Jul 2014   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Good morning VinnyBuxton. Do you have any ideas? Thx
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18 Jul 2014   #15

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Thanks to all. Vinny I think your advice was a bit hasty. Can't deal with situation now as I have to work.
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18 Jul 2014   #16
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

Hello castellar , if you can not do step 9.. look at step 18 pls.. : Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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