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Windows 7: PC has slowed right down when down loading.

06 Nov 2009   #11
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Hi MacGyvr,
Everything you talk about here indicates a problem with your internet connection, not a problem with Windows 7 or your computer.
And eventually I found it, incredible, so simple a fix, yet took so long to find it.

The solution came in to parts and a eureka moment.

Everything was telling me the PC was working fine, everything up to date,----so it appeared.

The first break came when in desperation I tried once again for the en-th time, Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network & Sharing Center, scroll down to Trouble Shoot Problems and click Incoming Connections.

Click next, check third option down, ( why this should have revealed something I don't know, this PC is a stand alone not connected to a network ), let it do its thing, in next window click any choice, it doesn't matter, a window will appear informing you of any problems found, click View Details at bottom of window, new window appears, click, detection details.

In my case this told me there was an issue with the network adapter, it couldn't be I could connect to the INTERNET and get to this site.

Checked everything again, even opened the PC, nothing, everything was as it should be,everything checked out.

Just before I slung the box out of the frigan' window I had that light go on moment.

Desktop, my computer, click properties, device manger,( now I had already been through this all with a fine comb, everything updated and showing working, none the less I checked it all again, then I had my moment.

I clicked on network adapter, again, latest drivers installed but I remember reading somewhere while it might say latest drivers installed it was a false positive and to keep trying and clicking update driver as quickly as it would allow and well, it worked, it started to install a Realtec driver.

I was gobsmacked, I nearly threw the bloody box out of the window still.

I don't get it, I just don't understand but apart from that I thought Win was designed to tell you when new drivers were available for almost everything.

What can I say, PC is going like the wind, down loads are super fast, YouTube vids, a pleasure.

I should be really happy, I am so so pissed off.

Because I believed what a PC was telling me but had checked myself, another few hours wasted.

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06 Nov 2009   #12

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Rule #1 in troubleshooting .... assume NOTHING...
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