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Windows 7: Win 7 Upgrade=EXTREMELY SLOW COMPUTER

01 Dec 2009   #1
Windows7inMiami

Windows 7
 
 
Win 7 Upgrade=EXTREMELY SLOW COMPUTER

I mean it is beyond slow, slower then the computer I replaced with XP as the memory was only expandable to 1.5Gigs. This computer has 4GBRAM and 300 GB Har drive. It is a Garteway NV52, not a power house but should be able to stream Youtube videos with out freezing up. It is god awful slow and multitasking will just cause programs to not respond. If I run ITUNES, that's it, anything else and I am done for.


WTF is this issue? Why can't a brand new computer with a brand new OS run faster then my 2004 POS with XP and 1.5 Gigs of ram? Video streaming constantly jutters and isn't smooth at all. Just slow over all and going from Vista to 7 it is even slower.


HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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01 Dec 2009   #2
gregrocker

 

Clean install.

No tech enthusiast I know would do an in-place Upgrade. Always some level of corruption.

Boot from the DVD and format the HD.

If there was ever a time to do it, it is with the best OS yet. None come close.

Sorry you had to find out the hard way.
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01 Dec 2009   #3
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Clean install.

No tech enthusiast I know would do an in-place Upgrade. Always some level of corruption.

Boot from the DVD and format the HD.

If there was ever a time to do it, it is with the best OS yet. None come close.

Sorry you had to find out the hard way.
yeah clean install will help you I think too good luck mate and good advice gregrocker
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01 Dec 2009   #4
Qdos

 

So there are no poll options to remotely disagree with your notion OP?

What about folks who find W7 nippier and spritely? Don't they deserve a vote?
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01 Dec 2009   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Is it not obvious the OP is but a troll? However, looking at the specs for the Gateway NV52, that thing is loaded with crapware. And we all know how much crapware slows things down, right? Also there is more to computer specs then just RAM and HDD space.
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01 Dec 2009   #6
Windows7inMiami

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Is it not obvious the OP is but a troll? However, looking at the specs for the Gateway NV52, that thing is loaded with crapware. And we all know how much crapware slows things down, right? Also there is more to computer specs then just RAM and HDD space.

I am not a troll, just upset is all. Yes the NV52 is loaded with a lot of crap ware and I have deleted most of it. Yes when I bought this computer it had a free windows 7 update. I was told to simply install it over Vista which I did. Things SEEM to be running better after a night of fighting with the thing but how would I do a clean install at this point?

Thank you for the reply's.
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01 Dec 2009   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Pop in the Windows 7 DVD while running the computer, going though the steps you will be asked do you want to perform an Upgrade or a Custom install. You what to do a custom install, this will blow away everything into a "Windows.old" folder.
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01 Dec 2009   #8
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows7inMiami View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Is it not obvious the OP is but a troll? However, looking at the specs for the Gateway NV52, that thing is loaded with crapware. And we all know how much crapware slows things down, right? Also there is more to computer specs then just RAM and HDD space.

I am not a troll, just upset is all. Yes the NV52 is loaded with a lot of crap ware and I have deleted most of it. Yes when I bought this computer it had a free windows 7 update. I was told to simply install it over Vista which I did. Things SEEM to be running better after a night of fighting with the thing but how would I do a clean install at this point?

Thank you for the reply's.
This is where the bloatware is really insidious - it has even worse effects when you remove it as it clogs the registry, damages system files, and generally creates whole new ways to corrupt your OS. With Vista it was enough to tip them over most of the time.

The solution back then would have been to borrow a clean Vista DVD and format install. It will activate with your license. Instead your bloatware-ruined Vista was a timebomb ready to explode with an in-place Upgrade of Win7, as it has.

Doing the needed clean install now with Win7 is not too late, it is the beginning.

We have your back.
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01 Dec 2009   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Take a look at BlackViper's suggestions for unnecessary services that may be running in the background Windows 7 Service Configurations by Black Viper
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01 Dec 2009   #10
Windows7inMiami

Windows 7
 
 

My 5 year old XP Laptop runs smoother and plays Video better. no excuse whatsoever.
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