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.