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Windows 7: New Hard Drive and Windows 7 = slower?

13 Nov 2009   #31
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

AMD only has Vista drivers for 32-bit - install them unless you have x64 in vista compatibility mode. You only need the southbridge chipset driver.

Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

Then, untick logitech setpoint from starting, and uninstall Ad-Aware. Use AVG Free instead. Also what is Nostromo?


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13 Nov 2009   #32
se7ensmatrix121

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
AMD only has Vista drivers for 32-bit - install them unless you have x64 in vista compatibility mode. You only need the southbridge chipset driver.

Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

Then, untick logitech setpoint from starting, and uninstall Ad-Aware. Use AVG Free instead. Also what is Nostromo?
I start Setpoint because it goes to my mouse and keyboard when running games, same with Nostromo. I will look into AVG.
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13 Nov 2009   #33
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Some drivers are listed as critical, so I would completely uninstall Setpoint. AVG is a better allrounder than Ad-Aware. Even Viewer also lists a number of problems with software - patches and cracks - have you modified any program?
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13 Nov 2009   #34
se7ensmatrix121

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Some drivers are listed as critical, so I would completely uninstall Setpoint. AVG is a better allrounder than Ad-Aware. Even Viewer also lists a number of problems with software - patches and cracks - have you modified any program?
I have tweeks made to a few programs to enable them to run faster, yes.

Which drivers are critical? This way I will know what to look for.
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13 Nov 2009   #35
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

The critical items can be fixed by:

1) Installing the chipset if you have x86.

2) Uninstall every last bit of setpoint

3) Run Windows Update

4) Switch security apps.

5) Uninstall any apps you've modified.

6) Run driver sweeper on your sound and video card drivers. The program supports realtek + nvidia or ati drivers.

Reboot after each step, except if you don't install any windows updates.
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13 Nov 2009   #36
se7ensmatrix121

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ok. Thanks for your help.
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13 Nov 2009   #37
se7ensmatrix121

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Problem solved!

WD DLG came back with no issues, so after following Frost's suggestions on Chipset drivers and double checking Windows Update, I am back to running in top shape again with Photoshop. Thank you very much to all that helped.
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13 Nov 2009   #38
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Excellent, report this thread as solved!
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13 Nov 2009   #39
se7ensmatrix121

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Silly question, I know...but how do I mark it as solved? Not finding any option for it.
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13 Nov 2009   #40
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Choose the exclamation picture in one of the thread windows. The scale icon adds reputation.

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