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  • HOW i GET WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL TO SPEED UP AGAIN. IT  HAS SLOWED DOWN AND I CAN'T GET TO RUN FAST AGAIN. HELP ME. WHAT CAN I DO. I'VE DONE TRIED ALMOST EVERYTHING.
    Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:05 PM

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  • Hello Trace2u.

    Computer performance is the result of both hardware and software configuration: you can perform a set of several, small adjustments in order to try to get a small or big performance gain.
    Talking about hardware, check for system scaling up opportunities, starting from the installed RAM: a bigger amount of the available physical RAM will surely give your system a certain performance boost.
    Talking about software, it is fundamental that the system's load will not be too much high to avoid poor performance or system deadlock.
    First of all, it is recommended to perform a full antivirus/antispyware scan on a regular basis, to keep the system free from unwanted software that could make it work slowly.
    Then you could consider removing unnecessary software programs and deactivating some or all of the ones automatically loaded and executed at system's startup: Autoruns could provide you with a comprehensive list of all the programs and services that are automatically started at Windows boot.
    Windows services too put a certain load on the system, so you can check all of them in order to find the ones whose loading could be postponed or that can be completely disabled, paying special attention to the ones loaded and executed in the context of the service host process. Use Process Explorer: run it and hover the mouse pointer over each svchost.exe running instances, to make the program display a tooltip with the complete list of the hosted services, thus making you aware of the ones running within each svchost.exe instance in order to choose if any of them can be reviewed for deactivation.
    Another useful tool to perform real time monitoring of the system activities is Process Monitor, that allows you to perform a complete system boot trace in a text file by selecting the "Enable Boot Logging" command from the "Options" menu.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MCTS, MOS, MTA

    Saturday, June 4, 2016 11:00 PM
  • First  All caps is considered shouting on the internet please dont.

    Please run a system file check (SFC) & DISM  if you are on win 8 or higher

    All instructions are in our Wiki article below...Should you have any questions please ask us.



    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag Windows IT-PRO (MS-MVP)

    Sunday, June 5, 2016 12:09 AM
  • Hi Trace2u,

     

    First let’s try to perform a clean boot and check the result.

    How to perform a clean boot in Windows: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/929135

     

    Then we may try to use performance troubleshooter to narrow down the issue. Please refer to the link:

    Optimize Windows for better performance:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/optimize-windows-better-performance#optimize-windows-better-performance=windows-7

     

    In addition, there are several general methods to speed up Windows 7. Please refer to the link:

    10 ways to speed up Windows 7:

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-ways-to-speed-up-windows-7/

    Please Note: Since the websites are not hosted by Microsoft, the links may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information

     

    If the problem still persists, we may need to collect the Windows performance log by using WPT for further research.

     

    Best Regards,

    Tao

     


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    Monday, June 6, 2016 11:44 AM

All replies

  • Hello Trace2u.

    Computer performance is the result of both hardware and software configuration: you can perform a set of several, small adjustments in order to try to get a small or big performance gain.
    Talking about hardware, check for system scaling up opportunities, starting from the installed RAM: a bigger amount of the available physical RAM will surely give your system a certain performance boost.
    Talking about software, it is fundamental that the system's load will not be too much high to avoid poor performance or system deadlock.
    First of all, it is recommended to perform a full antivirus/antispyware scan on a regular basis, to keep the system free from unwanted software that could make it work slowly.
    Then you could consider removing unnecessary software programs and deactivating some or all of the ones automatically loaded and executed at system's startup: Autoruns could provide you with a comprehensive list of all the programs and services that are automatically started at Windows boot.
    Windows services too put a certain load on the system, so you can check all of them in order to find the ones whose loading could be postponed or that can be completely disabled, paying special attention to the ones loaded and executed in the context of the service host process. Use Process Explorer: run it and hover the mouse pointer over each svchost.exe running instances, to make the program display a tooltip with the complete list of the hosted services, thus making you aware of the ones running within each svchost.exe instance in order to choose if any of them can be reviewed for deactivation.
    Another useful tool to perform real time monitoring of the system activities is Process Monitor, that allows you to perform a complete system boot trace in a text file by selecting the "Enable Boot Logging" command from the "Options" menu.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MCTS, MOS, MTA

    Saturday, June 4, 2016 11:00 PM
  • First  All caps is considered shouting on the internet please dont.

    Please run a system file check (SFC) & DISM  if you are on win 8 or higher

    All instructions are in our Wiki article below...Should you have any questions please ask us.



    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag Windows IT-PRO (MS-MVP)

    Sunday, June 5, 2016 12:09 AM
  • Hi Trace2u,

     

    First let’s try to perform a clean boot and check the result.

    How to perform a clean boot in Windows: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/929135

     

    Then we may try to use performance troubleshooter to narrow down the issue. Please refer to the link:

    Optimize Windows for better performance:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/optimize-windows-better-performance#optimize-windows-better-performance=windows-7

     

    In addition, there are several general methods to speed up Windows 7. Please refer to the link:

    10 ways to speed up Windows 7:

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-ways-to-speed-up-windows-7/

    Please Note: Since the websites are not hosted by Microsoft, the links may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information

     

    If the problem still persists, we may need to collect the Windows performance log by using WPT for further research.

     

    Best Regards,

    Tao

     


    Please mark the reply as an answer if you find it is helpful.

    If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com

    Monday, June 6, 2016 11:44 AM