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Linking computers to increase performance [duplicate]

I have 2 laptops (one of which is my primary PC) and a desktop PC. The desktop run on Vista Home Edition, the secondary laptop also runs on vista and the primary laptop runs on windows 8. It is ...
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Ms access Speed issue with vista office 07

Greeting, I lately upgraded my MS Office from 03 to office 07, Using windows Vista. I am using an access based program for my business and it was very smooth and fast, but since the upgrade ...
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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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Changing RAM from 2 GB up to 4 GB

I use Windows Vista 32 bit with 2 GB of RAM and now want to increase my RAM of 2 GB up to 4 GB. Does changing RAM of 2 GB up to 4 GB needs reinstalling windows vista 32 bit? And does 4 GB of RAM ...
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Does compressing all files on a 50% full disk partition slow down performance?

Windows Vista SP2, (uncompressed 100 GB Drive C is 50% full and Windows file indexing is on): Drive C, where all the program files, \Windows folder and all my data is located is half full, enjoys ...
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audiodg.exe is hogging my CPU

Every time I play audio on my computer, it starts lagging badly. After checking with the processes, audiodg.exe is being a greedy b** and hogging my CPU. I've tried ending the process (with regret) ...
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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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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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What is svchost.exe (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted) when I see it in the Resource Monitor in Windows vista and why is it slowing me down?

Sometimes, when my computer is frozen and just about unusable, it seems that the cause is some heavy background processing. Sometimes, I can catch who is using all my disk-bandwidth using Resource ...
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1answer
303 views

Slow performance when watching YouTube videos – related to ReadyBoost?

I got 2GB of RAM and a ReadyBoost SD card that's a 16bg SDHC card. Maximum ReadyBoost is 4GB, and I never remove it. My virtual memory is now 4GB and it's staying at that – is that good? When I'm on ...
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System and Interrupts causing high CPU

Under Process Explorer, I noticed that System -- and occasionally Interrupts -- are taking between 5% and 20% CPU constantly, for hours on end. This is resulting in weird video playback problems. ...
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Is ReadyBoost a replacement for more RAM?

I have an HP Pavilion s3000y desktop. The only problem is, the motherboard only supports a maximum of 2GB of RAM, which is not enough for some games or other memory hog applications (like Visual ...
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Maxed out memory on Windows Vista

My mother-in-law's Windows Vista desktop (Dell Inspiron 531) is running slowly, and I think it is because it is running low on memory. When the computer has been sitting idle for a while the physical ...
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145 views

How to fix clone problems

I recently cloned (using Ghost 15.0) my 200gb C drive to 500gb Z(in a USB attached enclosure). After the clone successfully? ended, I did have 2 duplicate drives. After removing power and battery, I ...
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Windows Vista system writing files offline takes forever with emacs… why?

Normally I run my Vista system connected by wireless to a network containing the domain to which it belongs. When I code in emacs, it is zippy and fast. When I take my laptop home, emacs freezes ...
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How to use SSD to improve old Tablet PC performance?

I have a Toshiba Portégé R400 Tablet PC: http://www.toshiba.ca/web/product.grp?section=1&group=223&product=6870 I am looking to improve its performance in one or more of the following ways: ...
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1answer
154 views

What is the Windows 7 alternative to Vista's 'Reliability and Performance Monitor' to monitor network traffic

Yesterday I was using my old Vista laptop and noticed it was rather easy to view which processes were using the network and how many bytes were send and received. Now when I open perfmon on Windows 7 ...
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1answer
193 views

Downloads on Vista Home Premium start off fast but slow down to 0 Kb/s and hang

I have Windows Vista Home Premium on my computer and everytime I go to download something, it starts out at about 1.5 Mb/s and stays there for about 3 seconds, then it slows down to 800 Kb/s and ...
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What is Spoon Sandbox Manager?

When ever I check Task Manager or Process Explorer, I always see this exe in Task Manager spoon-sandbox.exe and there is always more than one instance running at any given time. I found that it is ...
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1answer
66 views

Tracing disk and memory usage on startup

I'm running on Vista Home Premium and running into some startup performance issue recently. It takes around 4 - 6 minutes from the moment I turn on the laptop Power to the Desktop ready to be used. I ...
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153 views

Does Seven suffer of a performance decrease compared to Windows Vista?

I have to format and reinstall Windows on an old laptop (bought around 3 years ago) because of usual degradation of performance of Microsoft operating systems.. The computer had Windows Vista and I ...
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1answer
120 views

Improving performance with a “virtual hard drive”

After reading this I am wondering if having an all virtual hard drive, if virtual hard drives even exist, with a single program on it would significantly improve that programs performance?
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494 views

How do you debug why Windows is slow?

I've got Windows Vista Business and when my machine chugs I think it is because of paging, but I never know how to verify this. Procexp doesn't seem to provide useful information because it appears ...
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How to diagnose very slow pagefile

Quite often, one of the applications I use freezes (“does not respond”) for a while, in extreme cases for few minutes. This happens especially when when switching apps. During this time, the HDD light ...
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What could cause Vista machines to degrade in performance?

We have installed several machines running Windows Vista at a client site. These machines run the same set of applications each day and are not operated with by any user. They mainly run a 3D ...
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1answer
56 views

Vista startup performance

After 2 years my Vista (32-bit) machine now boots quite slowly. The event viewer tells me two programs comming up slow: explorer.exe and svchost.exe. Fine. But what can i do that these programs ...
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Is there any way to debug long login times in Windows (Vista)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to know what program slow down startup? Recently my home PC has been taking a long time (30-40 seconds) to proceed from me entering my password to the ...
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153 views

Network slows down when Firefox opens first

I am using Vista service pack 1 and whenever I open the Firefox browser before opening other browsers my Internet slows to a crawl. Using speedtest.net my download speed is ~10Mb/s with just Firefox ...
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1answer
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Virtual PC Is Throttling My Host's Gigabit LAN Connection to ~100Mbps

This is very strange: it seems whenever I have the Virtual PC Console running (I don't even need to have a Virtual Machine running), my gigabit network connection gets throttled to from ~500Mbps down ...
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1answer
146 views

Performance of Adobe CS4 on Windows 7

Where can i find performance benchmarks of Adobe CS4 on Windows 7 compared to Windows Vista ?
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1answer
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svchost.exe @ 100% disk utilization vs. Outlook.ost

Vista x32 box with Outlook 2007. Outlook is not running. Hasn't been fired up for several reboots. I stopped WMI service and Windows Search service. Machine is mostly quiet, and then ...
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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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Why is deleting files so slow on Windows Vista?

Why is deleting files on Windows Vista so slow even with small files?
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Vista 64-bit systray notification “Windows has detected your performance is slow”

I received a new workstation from work. It is configured as follows: OS: Vista Enterprise 64-bit Service Pack 2 System: HP ProLiant ML115 G5 CPU: AMD Opteron 1354 Memory: Physical 5GB (884MB ...
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Why does Windows Explorer halt for a moment whenever I open a folder?

I am not sure if it is really Windows Explorer related, but on my Vista Premium every time I open a folder, the system starts doing "something". I can see a sort of green progress indicator in the ...
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When is it not recommended to use ReadyBoost in Windows Vista?

I've read lots of questions here in SU about ReadyBoost and that it does help low-end machines. However, there is nothing definitive about the upper limit -- when is using ReadyBoost negligible (or ...
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hibernate takes 4 minutes 38 seconds

I have a 4GB RAM 500GB 7200 rpm HDD laptop and when I hibernate the laptop it takes in the region of 3 or 4 minutes(*) to hibernate. not the 24 seconds it used to take. It takes this long whether or ...
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2answers
296 views

This USB device could perform faster

What does it mean in Windows Vista when you get the little popup saying "This USB device could perform faster"?
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Avoid Windows Explorer to load complete executable file

On Windows Vista, when browsing to a network folder containing executables, Windows Explorer seems to load all the files completely just to be able to show the executable icon (the resource monitor ...
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Is there a way to know what program slow down startup?

Is there a program that can be installed to be able to know what program take time to load at startup of Windows?
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How to tune Windows Vista startup speed?

My one year old Vista installation at work takes some 10 minutes to start up. However, my freshly installed Vista at home takes only 1 minute to get fully running. What could cause this slowdown, and ...
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3answers
202 views

Safari 4 starting up slowly on a Vista machine

I have two PCs (different specs) with the latest Windows Vista and Safari 4 updates installed. In one machine, Safari 4 works great but in the other, it starts up slowly (less than a minute though) ...
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6answers
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Is the Vista sidebar slowing down my computer?

I have Windows Vista and I've installed some fancy new gadgets to the Vista sidebar. Is this application a major RAM consumer or something? I don't have a slow computer, but I'd like to know
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4answers
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Why does it sometimes take a long time for windows to shutdown?

I'm not sure if this is a programming question exactly, but it does affect my work quite a bit. I have a project I'm working on where a program has to perform certain tasks on startup. The project ...
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3answers
661 views

Windows 7 Memory, Disk Space, and CPU Usage?

How is Windows 7 compared to Vista when it comes to the amount of memory (both idle and during game play for example) it uses, the amount of disk space each take up, and CPU usage? I would like the ...
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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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1answer
91 views

Basic “debugging” of performance issues using the Vista Performance Monitor?

My laptop hard drive is being hit hard when I boot up for a period of several minutes. I figured that using the Vista Performance Monitor was the right tool, but I'm not sure of what metrics to use ...
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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 ...
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Why does my CPU fan race when running videos or virtual machines?

I have: Windows Vista Home 32-Bit SP1 Intel Celeron CPU 3.06 GHz 2 GB RAM I installed the operating system about a year ago, has been working fine. However about 3 months ago, the CPU fan has ...
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What can I turn off on a vista laptop to free up resources

I have a vista laptop (Toshiba if that makes a difference). It works ok some times, but a lot of the time the disk seems to grid and the system is pretty unresponsive when I am not doing very much ...