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Windows Explorer making thousands of registry reads per second, slows computer to a halt

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Windows 7 Games folder very slow: it takes several seconds to open Games or to select a game

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Possible Duplicate: Any tips to improve Windows 7 performance on a netbook hey, im looking for a software like tuneup utils to improve my speed of my pc, i did some uninstalls and stuff but ...
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So, for the past 6 months or so, the Windows 7 registry updates that happen at booting my laptop are going really slow. Where it usually takes a few seconds, it will now take up to 10 minutes. Any ...
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Was talking to a friend about the registry, and realized I couldn't remember the issues Microsoft was trying to solve that brought it into being. I know it had something to do with too many different ...