I have an HP a700n that I use as my cutting machine. I purchased this machine used for $35 and did a full wipe and reinstall of Xp Home... It ran great for 3 months until I decided to put a wireless card in and hook it up to the internet.... It seemed ok for a day or 2 but then the updates started pouring in. I let a few install here and there but became tired of the constant restarts... After a few days the entire system began to run very slow... Took longer for my design programs to perform certain operations and just general computing was slower... My question is... Is it possible that Microsoft has put some update out that slows XP units? I have a Windows 7 machine hooked to the same access point and have no issues at all...
The specs on the cutting machine with the issues are as follow......
AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.1 GHZ Processor
80GB Hard Driver 30GB used
Avast Free (Ran full scan after problem arose.)
CCleaner ( I am not fond of this but everyone seems to like it so I did run it...)
Windows XP Home Version 2002 SP3 (I had downloaded SP2 and SP3 to a flash drive and installed prior to hooking this machine to the net as 1 of my design programs requires SP3.)
The Wireless card I installed was a cheap chinese one it is NOT USB and it seemed fine until I allowed the updates to start installing... I did shut them off with a long list still needing download and install.
Edited by Dr12volt1338, 08 June 2012 - 09:52 AM.