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Windows 7: Windows 7 LABOURIOUSLY Slow

20 Jul 2010   #1
NeroDevil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows 7 LABOURIOUSLY Slow

Ok, basically I installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my System in a dual boot with Windows XP. The install went fine, no issues...

Untill I booted into Windows 7, of course...

The machine is insanely slow :/ And not just response times, but the actual movement of the mouse and keyboard typing can take up to 5 seconds to register! I installed all the latest drivers for my hardware, and still - no improvement! The machine boots in safe mode stabilly at least, but normal boot cripples it!

I'm running it on 512MB of RAM, which is the bare minimum to run Windows 7, but even still, that shouldn't cause this problem!

If anyone knows what device or what program or anything that could be causing the issue is, then please let me know!


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20 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I cannot answer your question, but the clean boot can.
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20 Jul 2010   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What you are seeing is normal for a system with only 512 MB of memory. That's well below the minimum. The biggest problem is, this is a new install, and when all the indexing/optimizing is trying to run, it is taking longer and bogging down the system due to a lack of resources. It should settle down in a little while, but it will still be considered sluggish.

Even going to 1 GB would make a huge improvement, but I'd say you'd need 2 GB to really see Windows 7 perform.
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20 Jul 2010   #4
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

ur hardware is pretty much lacking. its not windows fault
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20 Jul 2010   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MY5T View Post
Ok, basically I installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my System in a dual boot with Windows XP. The install went fine, no issues...

Untill I booted into Windows 7, of course...

The machine is insanely slow :/ And not just response times, but the actual movement of the mouse and keyboard typing can take up to 5 seconds to register! I installed all the latest drivers for my hardware, and still - no improvement! The machine boots in safe mode stabilly at least, but normal boot cripples it!

I'm running it on 512MB of RAM, which is the bare minimum to run Windows 7, but even still, that shouldn't cause this problem!

If anyone knows what device or what program or anything that could be causing the issue is, then please let me know!

Actually though it will run in 512 (like molasses) 1 gig is the minimum listed in the specs for 32bit. If it boots in safe mode but not in normal boot there is a conflict of some kind. I would check device manager to make sure there are no "unknown devices", in event viewer (type eventvwr in search) for critical errors in windows log>application tab and security tab.

Then I would use msconfig to un-check all non essential apps from starting on start up.

Let us know if you need help with this

ken
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20 Jul 2010   #6
WiseGuysPC

Windows 7 Ultime 64-bit
 
 

I agree, I have installed it on an old laptop with 512 and it was dog slow, I really recommend at LEAST 2GB do make it worth your while...if not just stick with XP
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