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Old 12-14-2015, 09:56 PM   #41
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Samclem, a random thought while thinking about your issue and reading some of the responses... Do you know if you are running 2 or more anti-virus programs. MS Security Essentials and something else will fight for dominance and slow your computer down. Like I said just a thought.
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:09 PM   #42
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Samclem, a random thought while thinking about your issue and reading some of the responses... Do you know if you are running 2 or more anti-virus programs. MS Security Essentials and something else will fight for dominance and slow your computer down. Like I said just a thought.
No, it's just AVG. I'll have to try turning it off (what did I read, it takes 20 seconds average before an unprotected computer gets turned into a zombie bot?)
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And disable your Internet connection before disabling av protection.
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Old 12-16-2015, 06:21 AM   #44
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This is another program that is useful for "improving" computer performance (over 150 tweaks & settings):

Ultimate Windows Tweaker for Windows 7 & Vista

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Other
  • Extensive code optimization for speed improvement
  • Improved refreshing capability after applying tweaks
  • No more prompts after each Apply clicks
  • Some UI and typo fixes.
This program is not installed but run as a stand-alone application... can be carried on a Flash Drive, for instance.

(There are, also, versions for Windows 8 & 10. http://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultima...r-4-windows-10)
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LINUX! No, NETBSD! No, LINUX...

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Old 12-16-2015, 08:27 PM   #48
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Why are these Windows issues and their troubleshooting even acceptable is the bigger question....
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What Windows issues? My son has a Mac Pro that he was going to get rid of because it was slowing down. I took it and having not worked on apple stuff, replaced the HHD with 250 GB of SSD. He was surprised that it performed so much better. Point is that "issues" are not limited to Windows.
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Why are these Windows issues and their troubleshooting even acceptable is the bigger question....
Because they're not Windows issues, per se, but rather issues introduced by all the other crap we add to Windows. kneehigh points out that we see it on Macs, and I assure you we even see the same thing on Linux: After adding a JVM, a proprietary application platform, a web interface, indexing, an ETL engine, an integration interface, a presentation interface, etc., guess what? The system slows down. We solve it by scaling horizontally and vertically, but the personal computer user puts everything on one box.
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