I just upgraded an old Dell Vostro 1400 from XP to Win 7 64-bit, and it's running much slower than I anticipated. Can anyone help me with ideas why this would be the case? Here are the details:
Core 2 Duo T7250 2.0 GHz proc
4 GB RAM
Crucial 200 GB SSD (System, programs, dropbox folder)
100 GB HDD (documents, music, videos)
The Windows experience index for the proc is 2.3, RAM 2.8, graphics 3.5, so on the low end.
Many windows services are disabled, such as media features. Lots of Windows 7 Aero effects are disabled. SSD is optimized as outlined here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
Specifically, the CPU is always maxed out for a while after startup, but no one process seems to be using too much memory. Chrome is also loading very slowly, even with only Gmail and Evernote tabs open. I have disabled as many Gmail Labs as possible, and also disabled most Chrome extensions for now, but no improvement.
Any help? Thanks!