Whenever I try to save an office file (either .docx, .xlsx, etc.) it takes several seconds (like 10 or more) to save them. During that time, the computer is unresponsive. Before, I was able to save a good sized office file in less than 3 seconds.
This problem also seems to appear in Firefox....there is a noticeable delay when opening the browser, switching tabs or selecting a link on a website. The problem is not as bad as office, but it frequently occurs.
After the hangup, the computer responds normally. I have no viruses and other than these quirks, the machines run fast.
The strange thing is that it happens on 2 different computers with different programs on them.
Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, 3 GB RAM
MS Office Pro 2007, SP2
Avira Antivirus Premium 2012
Zonealarm Pro Firewall
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, 4 GB RAM
MS Office Pro 2010, SP1
Bitdefender Antivirus 2012
As you can see, I have different versions of Office, different firewalls and different Antivirus on each computer.
Maybe this issue was caused by a recent Windows Update or an Office Update common to both 2007 & 2010.
Edited by hamluis, 27 October 2011 - 10:27 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Business Applications.