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Windows 7: So Slow

04 May 2010   #1
brona68

MS Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
So Slow

I love the look of my new Windows 7 but it is soooooooo slow with just about everything.... Opening email attachments, syncing itunes (it took over 24 hours to do that!), opening files and folders, and don't get me started on trying to open a thumbnail photo!!!!!
We have 3 computers on our home network. The other 2 do not have windows 7 and they are quick and efficient with all the things mentioned above. My computer is actually newer and faster (in theory) than the other 2 and we do not understand why it is so painfully slow. My husband has checked all the configurations and settings to no obvious avail.
I have been reading about other people also suffering from extremely slow windows 7, but none of the responses so far seem to be applicable to us.
I have just spent half an hour trying to upload one photo onto ebay and have given up in frustration. This is a process that takes a couple of minutes on the other 2 computers - why is this so???


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04 May 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

This is difficult without your system specs. Could be memory, over loaded system tray with software, iTunes is a resource hog.

Try Speccy and fill out as much system specs as possible.

Speccy - Download
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05 May 2010   #3
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes, something is drastically wrong, Win7 is actually quite speedy...

Early on I ran one of the betas on an older single core 1.7gHz AMD computer and thought it was amazingly responsive.

Since you're registered fill out the computer's specs, there's many knowledgeable folks here.

Ap
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05 May 2010   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi
windows 7 is fast you could be experiencing a number of defects on your machine i would system restore then do a performance test to begin and check your anti virus and windows defender post your machine specs in this thread and everyone will have a better idea about your system as long as you have the required spec on your machine for windows 7 operating system (ram cpu disc) you should be ok.
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05 May 2010   #5
brona68

MS Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

So I've run the speccy....
Operating System
MS Windows 7 32-bit
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz 38 C
Wolfdale 45nm Technology
RAM
2.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 400MHz 5-5-5-18
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. G41M-ES2H (Socket 775)
Graphics
VX2233wm-3 @ 1920x1080
512MB GeForce 9600 GT (Gigabyte) 35 C
Hard Drives
976.76GB Seagate ST31000528AS ATA Device (IDE) 31 C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50 ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
.....and this is what came up.
Does this help?
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05 May 2010   #6
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Is this a clean install or an upgrade over the top of WinXP or Vista?

Ap
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05 May 2010   #7
brona68

MS Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

My husband is not home yet, so I can't check with him, but I think it was done as an upgrade. I used to have XP. Speed test has download at 6.51 mb/s and upload 0.80 mb/s
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05 May 2010   #8
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brona68 View Post
My husband is not home yet, so I can't check with him, but I think it was done as an upgrade. I used to have XP. Speed test has download at 6.51 mb/s and upload 0.80 mb/s

Right click on the taskbar, select "Start Task Manager".

Select the "Processes" tab.

Make sure the check box "Show processes from all users" is selected.

Next, look down the CPU column to see which task is using the most CPU. (or click on "CPU" in the column header to move the active tasks to the top).

Is there a task using a good percentage of your CPU?

Ap
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05 May 2010   #9
brona68

MS Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Yes - system idle pro is using anywhere between 98 -93 CPU
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05 May 2010   #10
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brona68 View Post
Yes - system idle pro is using anywhere between 98 -93 CPU
Ok, that's "system idle process" the divider has to be moved to see the whole word. That's fine, it means the CPU is idle (waiting) for 98-93 percent of the time, completely normal.

Let us know if it was an upgrade or fresh install and I'm sure some solutions will be found.

Ap
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