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How do I troubleshoot a Windows 7 freeze or slowness? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the first steps for diagnosing a slow machine? I have a new pc with windows 7 which freezes randomly. I hit every single key on the keyboard and it works again. ...
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Why is Windows Vista slow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the first steps for diagnosing a slow machine? Why does my computer run fast after a clean install? I am using Windows Vista. It has been installed for over ...
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Windows 7 very slow on loading programs or accessing files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Slow Machine! What can I check? For the last couple of days, I start having some problem with Windows 7. I do development, with VS 2008 / Sql Server 2008, and in the ...
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Problem with laptop too slow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Slow Machine! What can I check? I just bought a new hard disk for my compaq laptop. I reformatted the hard disk and installed windows 7 32-bit on it. I have 2Gb of RAM ...
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How do I determine what is causing intermittent freezes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I troubleshoot a Windows 7 freeze or slowness? My machine has been freezing about once a month. How can I determine what the problem is? I've run the boot time ...
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Laptop running super slow all of a sudden? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the first steps for diagnosing a slow machine? Can anyone help, my laptop has started running very slow! things take forever to open, especially outlook and ...
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New Computer freezing up at random [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I troubleshoot a Windows 7 freeze or slowness? How to diagnose repeated freezing of windows 7 (comes back alive in few seconds) Since I built my system about 4 ...
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Work Desktop is extremely slow, can't figure out why [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the first steps for diagnosing a slow machine? So I received this HP Desktop at work, running WindowsXP SP3, specs are good enough for XP, with a good video ...
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Windows 7 slows down badly after staying for night [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the first steps for diagnosing a slow machine? I don't switch off the computer at work when I go home. I run Firefox, some IDE's and Skype. These programs are ...
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Windows 8 browser running slow [duplicate]

I have Windows 8 use Firefox, K-9 & Malwarebytes. I have Comcast and my HP PC is wireless. It is also less than one year old. A couple of weeks ago I uninstalled Norton as it had expired. Around ...
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Is defragging relevant to improving disk performance anymore?

Does it stil make much difference, now that we have much faster and larger HDDs? Generally I find if disk performance is getting too slow, it's probably because of too little free space, and the ...
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How can I identify the culprit of my slow Windows shutdown?

My computer is taking a very long time to shutdown. How can I identify the culprit? I don't want to wait minutes for my computer to shutdown... Is there a program I can use to track how long it ...
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How do I create a memory dump of my computer freeze or crash?

As a lot of us encounter freezes or crashes, I am wondering how do I manually initiate a computer to freeze in order to create a memory dump to view and diagnose any issues that may be involved with ...
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Windows, why your 8 GB of RAM feel like a few MB?

I'm on Windows 7 x64 with 4-core Intel i7 and 8 GB of RAM, but lately it feels like my computer's "RAM" is located solely on the hard drive. Here is what the task manager shows: The total amount ...
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Why does my CPU Usage reach 100% too often?

I'm using a dual-core processor and often see my CPU usage reaches 100%. I realize this may happen if I'm running too much applications, so when I know the computer starts to run slowly, I start to ...

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