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Problems Downgrading to Win 7?

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#1 SeriousDizzle


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:34 AM

Hi everyone.


Saturday I bought a new computer, I'd say it's middle of the road as far as quality. It's a Dell XPS 8500 I beleive. 


It seemed snappy when I first booted it up. But, spending 10 minutes with Windows 8 I was about to throw it out the window.  Yesterday I put Windows 7 on the machine. I bought this because the all-in-one computer I had - the inverter for the backlight failed.  So I have a valid Win 7 license and since that other PC is now retired I figured I'd use it's license.


Since putting Win 7 on this PC it's like a crawl.  Youtube videos seemingly don't load - or some after minutes will randomly begin playing but I can't change the quality or else it stops working.  Windows update has been painful.  Last night it took 3 hours to download and install a 50mb update. (I wasn't even using the computer, just letting it update.)


A few things I'm thinking. 1) I messed up the registry somehow while I was doing the clean install? (Is that possible?)     2) A bios problem?    3) Some kind of malware got on there in the time between plugging in the internet wire and (immediately) getting Mcafee from my ISP website.   4)  Windows update is always slow, but flash player itself is causing youtube to mess up. 


Since Adobe has seemilingly been putting out terrible updates the past few months, I figure I will try that first.  Then do a MB/SBSD scan to see. 


Any other suggestions on what to do??


I appreciate the help.

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#2 RajathAtDell


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:35 PM

Hi SeriousDizzle,

I appreciate the detailed description provided and suggest you to install the drivers in the correct order as provided in the link below:

This is a generic link and all the devices listed may not be available for your computer. This will fix any issues related to drivers.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thanks and Regards,
Rajath N

#3 babicz


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:53 PM

My fist thought was where or not you did a good clean install.  Since that's not the easiest question to answer, can you do a speed test and let us know the results?  I'm only asking because thus far you've only described issues pertaining to a slow internet connection.  I think this would be a good step to start at.

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