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Windows 7 slowness

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April 18, 2010 2:21:05 PM

I recently upgraded to windows 7 from vista and the internet is much much slower. When i boot in safe mode with networking its back to normal. Anyone have similar problems? or know what i should do? thanks

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a b $ Windows 7
April 18, 2010 5:47:24 PM

slinko said:
I recently upgraded to windows 7 from vista and the internet is much much slower. When i boot in safe mode with networking its back to normal. Anyone have similar problems? or know what i should do? thanks




Are you running any Norton products, by any chance? :D 


April 18, 2010 7:32:53 PM

no avg
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April 18, 2010 8:36:51 PM

any ideas?
a c 411 $ Windows 7
April 18, 2010 9:01:54 PM

Try avira free antivirus,it is lighter than avg and runs smoother!
April 19, 2010 8:34:29 PM

i installed avira and its not much of an improvement. What now??
a c 411 $ Windows 7
April 19, 2010 10:40:21 PM

Did you do upgrade or clean install?
April 20, 2010 9:16:40 AM

clean install
April 20, 2010 9:18:15 AM

its so slow compared to when in safe mode, it even takes ages to load a youtube video, when in safe mode its lightning fast. ??????????
April 21, 2010 3:49:26 AM

You might have malware on the machine that is unable to run in safe mode. Try running a scan with spybot search and destroy and with malware antibytes. Also, does the speed vary when using say Internet Explorer vs Firefox?
April 21, 2010 2:16:05 PM

no malware detected, speed dosent vary
April 21, 2010 2:28:02 PM

speed is terrible without anti virus installed. so i guess its not the anti virus software, anything else it could be?
April 21, 2010 3:11:22 PM

its fine for periods and then goes really slow again, it was fine all day yesterday and terrible all day today
a b $ Windows 7
April 21, 2010 3:45:20 PM

slinko said:
its fine for periods and then goes really slow again, it was fine all day yesterday and terrible all day today


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Let's see some of the things going on in there. Please use the Windows key plus R to get to the Run box. Type cmd /k tasklist /svc including the spaces then right click anywhere in the black form that follows and hit Enter. That oputs the entire contents of that form into the clipboard. Copy and paste it back here in a Reply box by pressing Control and V together.

Also, wheh the system statrs to slow down, use Control, Shift and Escape to bring up the Task Manager and click the Processes tab. Then, double click on the heading CPU and double click it again. That brings the highest using processes to the top of the list. Post the details of anything using more than 20%.
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a b $ Windows 7
April 21, 2010 3:46:49 PM

[#0005ff]Word wrap got teh better of me - this is what you type:-

cmd /k tasklist /svc

and there's no space between the / and either the k or the svc.
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April 22, 2010 7:45:38 PM

can i do this in safe mode coz i cant get page to load otherwise
a b $ Windows 7
April 23, 2010 6:48:35 AM

slinko said:
can i do this in safe mode coz i cant get page to load otherwise


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You can do but the Task Manager figure would be meaningless as half the usual tasks won't be running.

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