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#1 dr263599


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:25 PM

Wondering if anyone can help me speed up my painfully slow Win7 PC?

Here's the link to my speccy snapshot: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/QjU5hUwtarUitEYj5oQXQJT



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#2 JDT18


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:41 PM

I would receomend definatly checking the page fill size... by default windows 7 sets it as automatically managed by system... if it is set to automatic then that is fine.. also youcould try disabling windows aero theme. also a disk optimizer / defragmenter would be good to run. you have a good video card , processor, and ram. so you just gota get the system to read the files and know were there are from the sounds of it ... also the thing i would recomend before you do anything ... is a check disk.. you go to start , click on my computer and right click ont he C: drive and go to properties. then go to the tools tab and schedule a disk check by checking both check marks .. then a disk check will be scheduled for the next time the machine will restart.

#3 noknojon


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:44 PM

Hi -
From your Speccy ""Antivirus: Disabled"" Any particular reason for this, as you are leaving yourself a bit open to infections -

Please download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following boxes:

•Flush DNS
•Report IE Proxy Settings
•Reset IE Proxy Settings
•Report FF Proxy Settings
•Reset FF Proxy Settings
•List content of Hosts
•List IP configuration
•List last 10 Event Viewer log
•List Installed Programs
•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
•List Minidump Files

Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). Please post the Result.txt exactly as it appears -

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE or HERE, and save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.

Thank You -

EDIT - "disk optimizer" BleepingComputer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers

Edited by noknojon, 12 September 2012 - 09:49 PM.

#4 Baltboy


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:28 AM

A common issue with slow windows 7 computers is the windows media player network sharing service. Unless you are using your pc for a media streaming device this is not needed. Go to services by typing services.msc in the run box. Search for the service, stop it, and disable it.
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