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Windows 7: Computer too slow even after formatting?

14 Jan 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Computer too slow even after formatting?

My computer used to work fine and above standard speeds a month ago. Now that i formatted my computer due to all the junk i had, its still slow and randomly unresponsive. I have "Fix-it utilities personnel" but that doesn't do anything. Only a bit but after that, its back to the same old sluggish computer.

I have 4 GB RAM as well so memory shouldn't be an issue. I can often play games like Garry's mod because it minimizes, tells me that i have low memory then shuts down the video game by force even though the game requires just 2 GB of RAM.

Please help me. Its making it hard for me to work on my computer because its too slow!

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14 Jan 2015   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Not sure if it was your first and only mistake, but "Fix It Utilities" wouldn't be my idea of a solution to "too slow".

I'd either uninstall or it at least ignore it.

Better to work on what is using your CPU cycles and RAM.

Have you investigated what processes and services you have running by looking at msconfig, Task Manager, or Resource Monitor?

When did you last do a complete virus and malware scan with something other than Fix It Utilities?

And your System Specs are incomplete, so you may have an antique CPU for all we know.

Are you willing and able to do a clean install if it comes to that?
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15 Jan 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

To speed up the slow computer, add more RAM, use good antivirus utility, upgrade your hardware and software and if possible then switch to SSD drive. Also use good computer cleaning software. Use the software which can automatically cleans up all the junk files from the system, defrag the hard drive etc.
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