Questions about optimizing your computer to take up less boot time, application launch time, download time, etc.

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Why is deleting a file faster than copying?

Why it takes more time, say 10 minutes when copying a file But It takes very less time when deleting the same file, it would take 10-20 seconds.
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What are fast ways to switch between text styles (font, size, etc) in Microsoft Word or other word processing software?

Many times I need to switch back and forth between 2-3 different styles when writing a document. I dislike needing to manually click to change the style in the user interface and would like to use a ...
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How does torrenting affect the browsing speed?

I am unclear how does the torrent download affects the speed test. I am on a 5 Mbps line, When I download my torrent file at the speed of 300KB/s ( big B), then the speed test speed ...
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How can I copy a big file from one Windows machine to another limiting speed transfer?

Because of traffic reasons I am not able to transfer big files inside my network, unfortunatelly, I need to do such thing everyday. I usually transfer these files by coping and pasting from my ...
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Deliberately throttle network file transfer speed (Windows Explorer)

I want to transfer a large amount of data between Sydney and Perth (opposite sides of Australia), using Windows Explorer, and network drives, in a Windows Server terminal services session. I don't ...
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Why is Windows 7 running slowly in VirtualBox?

I am having performance issues with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) in VirtualBox when I run a resource-intensive program like Adobe Illustrator. Performance is pretty slow, but given my specs and ...
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eSata as network cable

Is it possible to use eSata as a network cable? More specifically I would like to get they highest possible throughput between between 2 computers and was wondering if I could use as a way to ...
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Slow copying files from Linksys EA6700

Copying files to the external hard disk of the Linksys EA6700 WLAN router via LAN is about 3 MB/s, but copying it back via LAN is only 250 kb/s. One file, file size ~ 10 MB. It doesn't matter which of ...
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Change CD drive read/write max speed

I have a Toshiba Satellite C855D Windows 8 laptop. The CD/DVD drive seems to be a little unbalanced. When I put a disc in the drive, it begins to read the disc and speeds up over several seconds. ...
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Software/Ways to help computer run at optimal speed? [closed]

I have gathered a lot of information already on many different issues-- mainly through websites like these where people seek answers regarding troubleshooting with computers/components. So I figured ...
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Which leads to faster browsing, an ad blocker or an edited hosts file?

I recently came across the MVPS hosts file and became fascinated with the concept of blocking ads upstream from your browser. I don't know much about how quickly adblockers work, nor how quickly the ...
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Why do I have to set the “Speed and Duplex” setting to connect faster to my LAN?

My LAN originally took about 3-5 minutes to achieve Internet connectivity. This was way too long for me, so I found this fix which basically said: In advanced settings of network adapter, for ...
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teamviewer display is slow to refresh

I'm using teamviewer from time to time to connect my portable computer with my desktop computer when I need to check on something (personal use). One of the main things I've been noticing is that it ...
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Do excessive keyboard shortcuts in third-party apps slow down Windows?

I use a third party extension to Windows Explorer (in Windows 8.1) called QTTabBar. In this screenshot you can see how by default there is a huge number of custom keyboard shortcuts activated by it, ...
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Does decreasing transmit power of wireless router decrease the bandwidth?

I have a very simple wireless router (without a lot of settings to change). I want to limit the speed for the devices that connect directly to my router via WiFi -- so that my PC which is connected to ...
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Difference in RAM speeds

I have read that there is a speed difference between 1066 and 1600 DDR3 RAM, but is it significant? I'm building a computer for resale, and will having 1066 MHz RAM in it be a negative? I could ...
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SSD/HDD not exceeding 120 MB/s

SO here is the situation: First this was my old PC, it had a 2x 1TB RAID 0 and a Corsair Force 3 SSD in it. This were the old speeds, measured by HDTune Pro. 2x 1TB RAID 0: Corsair Force 3 SSD ...
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USB 3.0 vs USB 2.0 for external Hard disks drives

I considered buying this HD USB 3.0. If the writing/reading speed of a HDD is, about, a hundred megabytes per second, it is worth it spending 15€ more for the transfer speed? Isn't it limited by the ...
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Wireless Router - Losing Connection, Very Low Speeds - Cause?? Test Results

Looking for answers to an ongoing problem with wireless internet through Time Warner (TWC). There have been 5 technicians out and they can't figure it out. I found a link on this forum suggesting ...
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Speed test results always the same? [closed]

So i'm trying to measure my internet speed to see if i get the speed where i'm paying for. I read that with a direct connection to your modem you get a closer measure of your promised internet speed. ...
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USB 3.0 Flash Drive slower than USB 2.0

I have just bought a USB Stick (Flash Drive) from Philips. 32GB USB 3.0. I had some other problems with my USB 3.0 Installation but now this is resovled. My USB 3.0 hub is now a 7 Port USB 3.0 Metall ...
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If a 10 MB file is transferred over a 2 megabits per second connection, how many seconds it would take to transfer. using the nearest 0.1 second [closed]

Can someone please explain to me If a 10 MB file is transferred over a 2 megabits per second connection, how many seconds it would take to transfer. using the nearest 0.1 second. Thank you
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Which is the better computer? [closed]

I am looking to buy myself a new computer (asking from an xp right now...). It would need to be fast and within my price range, which I have set at roughly $0-600. I am planning on running software, ...
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What is ideal internet speed for remote desktop connection?

My question and situation is similar to Recommended Connection Speed for Remote Desktop question but I need a little more info. I know that lag can be a factor in working on remote desktop. Lets ...
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What is the “real-life” noticeable difference between different processors with similar architectures? [closed]

Quick background: I'm looking for a new laptop - my old one which had a Core i7 (and died after a year) didn't overwhelm me with its speed, so I figure I shouldn't get anything worse than an i7 in ...
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Can I improve download-speed by connecting two 4g-routers? [duplicate]

I have mobile Internet at home with one Huawei B593 4g-router. When it works it's pretty fast, around 17 Mbits/s down, but the service is unstable and I would frankly like it even faster. If i get one ...
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Trying to Locate a Broadband internet connection speed test [closed]

I have been trying to locate a program or even a short cut to a Internet Connection Speed Test. How do I download one or where can I find one and just make a short cut to it? Thanks so very Much! Phil ...
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What's more important for a 3D CAD program, GHz or QPI? [closed]

We are getting ready to buy a Xeon-based workstation for a coworker who will be using Pro/E 3D CAD software. For the processor we need to choose between an E5-1607 (3 GHz with 0 GT/s QPI) or an ...
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Enabling wifi adapter causes slow laptop until reboot OR while AC adapter is plugged out

It's been a couple of weeks now that I feel that my pc is feeling slower than usual. Not just network related things but just about everything gets a delay (timings at the end of the post). It's like ...
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what would better improve a notebook's performance, a 4GB DDR3 or a 100GB SSD [closed]

I am using thinkpad E430 with win8 as my primary workstation. The notebooks bears lots of computing and programming tasks and I need to alternate between vmware guest os(linux) and my host win8 quite ...
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Use VPN to make upload better

Today I found a couple of video on youtube that showing how to upload videos faster on youtube, by using PrivateTunnel a technology based (i think) on OpenVPN. How can improve the upload speed? It ...
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Does archive size of tar, zip and rar effect the time it takes to delete a file from it?

Does it take a longer time to delete files from a large tar zip and rar archive than a smaller one? I would think that for a file to be deleted from an archive, all the data that exists after the ...
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Can I speed up my hard drive at all? [closed]

Here are my specs. General Information : SMART : Version 1.1 Information Hard Disk # Manufacturer : Seagate Model : ST750LM022 HN-M7 Serial Number : S2SUJ9BC Revision (Firmware) : 2A Serial ATA ...
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If RAM is cheap, why don't we load everything to RAM and run it from there?

RAM is cheap, and much faster than SSDs. It's just volatile. So why don't computers have a LOT of RAM, and on power up, load everything to the RAM from the hard drive/SSD and just run everything from ...
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Slow speed on Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller - HP Pavilion 64 bit

I recently upgraded my internet speed to 90 mbs but when I run a speedtest on my computer, it never gets over 50 mbs. I've had the ISP company over here a few times, they've tested everything and have ...
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How to speed up scrolling in windows 7?

When I scroll a list for example in Total Commander Synchronize Dirs, or in a text file with its Lister, scrolling is very slow, if I do multiple scrolls at once. The problem is that if the lines I ...
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Why can I transfer only 35 MB/s to my USB 3.0 external hard disk?

I bought a Seagate Expansion portable disk (1 TB). I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R (5521) laptop which has 2 usb 3.0 ports. But when I transfer files to my above mentioned portable drive I do not get ...
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DSL vs Cable internet?

So I am not quite sure of the differences. I have read that DSL is fed into the home via the phone line, and cable is, of course, through the cable jacks. I currently have a 30Mbps cable connection ...
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How to determine number of tests performed by CPU per second?

My context is that for exam on encryption methods I need to calculate estimated time taken for brute force attack to succeed. Therefore I need make an assumption about the system used to crack the ...
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How do I check my dropdowns and the corresponding vlookup quickly?

When I click into a dropdown in Excel I have a list of options that i can highlight through, but until I click the option the vlookup formula (which looks up the description and price) doesn't update. ...
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Troubleshooting slow mac

We've got a Macbook which we are looking to replace its a 2008 alu unibody model with the 2.0 GHz CPU. Rcently Ie noticed it is running really slow. I run quite a few programs at the same time on it ...
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Linux Shell Speed/Bandwidth Limit

I use Debian 6 - 64bit and I've been using "trickle" for limiting my download/uploads speed on different kinds of programs like "wget" or "ftp". But now I want to reduce speeds for different kinds of ...
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What is the equivalent of Preload from Ubuntu to Windows? [closed]

Is there a software like Preload from Ubuntu, but for Windows 7? I can't seem to find one.
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Why is deletion speed in Windows periodic often?

Just out of interest, what is the reason for deletion times to be periodic often? In Windows 8, the deletion dialogue window shows deletion speed in a diagram. If there is no reason, of course that ...
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What does “Irq14=4096” in System.ini

I found the article "Increase Speed of Harddisk" and it says that you have to add the line Irq14=4096 after [386Enh] in the System.ini file to increase your hard disc speed. Many people have tested ...
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My internet provider is limiting my download speed but not browsing speed, How can I overcome that? [closed]

I'm connecting to internet through ppp connection which gives me a speed of ~ 1 mB/s for browsing and a speed of exact (no less or more) 50 kB/s for downloading. but when using socks server (Tor), it ...
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ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs 13.04? which is faster and more stable? [closed]

I have an Asus U36SG with i5, 4GB RAM, nVidia 610M 1GB video with 12.04 LTS installed. Somethimes the sistem crashes when I browse in Chromium with more than ~50 tabs. I wonder if 13.04 is faster or ...
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How can I tell if my FireWire port is 400 or 800? (Linux)

I know this sounds very similar to How do I tell if my firewire connection is running as 400 or 800?, but the difference is, I don't have a FireWire device yet. The whole reason I'm asking is that ...
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(Linux - Ubuntu 13.04) Incredible slow SSD with small files

Ever since I got my SSD (Crucial M4 - 256gb) I've had an issue that it would write as slow as running Windows 7 on a 486 whenever it's doing something with small files. I managed to "fix" this in ...
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How can a torrent be downloaded faster than the speed of my Internet connection?

I have a 256 kbit/s connection and normally see download speeds around 30 kilobytes/second. However, sometimes when I download torrents the download speed shows as 1.1 MBps. How is this possible?