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3answers
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windows is unresponsive but works well in safe mode

I was installing a few utility apps and things when my laptop running windows 7 stopped responding. I tried to reboot and still very unresponsive... the mouse moves but i am unable to click on icons ...
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1answer
197 views

Does laptop speed increase with 1 more GB of RAM? [closed]

Hey I have a HP Pavilion DV6500 laptop running windows vista. It only has 2 sticks of 512Mb which is only 1 GB. I am wondering how much faster will it be if I swap those for 2 sticks of 1GB each?
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0answers
476 views

What's the disadvantage/catch of SuperFetch? [closed]

I've been seeing all praises for the application called SuperFetch that makes launching and using applications faster, and never slower, which is definitely beneficial for someone who uses the ...
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7answers
16k views

Why is moving files from one harddrive to another so slow?

I use Windows Vista 64-bit and I have 6GB of RAM. Today I installed a new harddrive, and started with moving 465GB of data from my old harddrive to the new one. This process is very slow, the speed is ...
2
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3answers
589 views

disc access really slow

It has been over a year me using my machine (a laptop), and these days disk access has become really slow. I am using Windows Vista Home Premium. The disc fragmentation (checked using Defraggler) is ...
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2answers
3k views

Connection speed drops from 1 Gbps to 10 Mbps (Vista 64)

I recently got a Windows Home Server (HP MediaSmart Server EX490) setup so I could do backups and other things. However, I am having trouble on my Vista 64 PC. The backup will be making great ...
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3answers
206 views

improve vista running speed

I know that the best method of improving the performanmces of a system with Windows Vista is to format the c: partition and install all the needed software from scrach. Do you know any good software ...
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4answers
6k views

How to make torrent downloads faster?

In windows Vista Home Premium x64 using uTorrent, how can I make the download(s) faster? EDIT: What are recommended settings for QoS?
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3answers
1k views

How can I determine the connection speed for an esata hard drive under Vista 64?

I recently bought a 1.5TB FreeAgent XTreme external drive to store backups. I bought both a .5M (almost too short) and 1.5 cable (really too long). I want to see if I am getting the full 3.0G/sec ...
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3answers
987 views

How can I get microsoft office to load faster

Sometimes I am on the run and need to check my email quickly, but Outlook loads really slowly, as does the rest of office. Is there any way I can speed up this load time (for all of office)? OS: ...
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5answers
4k views

Why is my internet so slow?

Our home has a reasonably fast internet connection, but a while back one of our laptops (running Vista, connecting over wifi) has been suffering from slowed down internet speeds (about 1/3rd of the ...
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4answers
237 views

Default Windows Vista Install: What general changes to improve speed?

I remember there were guides for Windows XP on all of the unnecessary services and things that you could turn off in a default install to make the system a bit more 'snappy'. There were also specific ...