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Vista loads real slow, lots of stuff running in the background


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#1 Orange865

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:49 AM

Vista home prem. starts real slow. How can I clean up the stuff running in the background and know what is ok to get rid of?

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:54 PM

Is your Vista 32 bit or 64 bit?  Does it have a Service Pack? Or is it before SP1?

 

I had 32 bit Vista before SP1 and it wanted to use my HD all the time indexing and searching media files and doing all kinds of stuff I didn't care about.  I had to search out a Vista Services site to see which services I could disable or set from automatic to manual.  When I got my 2nd Vista machine with 64 bit Vista SP1, I looked through the services and compared it to a print-out I made of my services on the first machine after months of my modified settings.  Turns out with SP1 they set it the way I did with only 1 or 2 exceptions.  I guess what I'm saying is if it's SP1 it should be running pretty well out of the box.

 

Unless of course you did something I did which was uninstalling Norton Antivirus without using the Removal Tool.  This left a bunch of settings in the Registry to load drivers needed by that program, bit the drivers were already erased.  So the system kept timing out waiting for the drivers to load(slow boot.)


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