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Old February 27th, 2010, 05:07 PM
glendo glendo is offline
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windows 7 slow

I have just bought myself a new computer with windows 7 installed
320GB hard drive & 2GB ram. Win 7 installed OK & was working fine
up to 2 days ago when I installed the broadband (plusnet)
since then all programs or whatever I try to do is SO SLOW.
I have been working with computers for about 4 yrs but no use with tech stuff.
I have had a look in taskmanager to see what process are running etc & this is what I found:
1.89GB of physical memory was being used by services!! is this normal????
when I clicked on the services tab there is a long list of services running
things I have no idea about, all I had running at the time was thunderbird
I have not installed a lot of programs on the computer yet, only adobe reader, firefox & thunderbird, a HP printer & a photo editing prog. the only other things are a docs folder from old computer, & some photo's.
I do hope someone can help me I would be grateful for ANY help
Thanks in advance
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Old February 28th, 2010, 02:28 AM
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Hi glendo and welcome. If the problem occurred after installation of Plusnet software, it really does point a finger in that direction. Have you spoken to them? If so, what did they say?
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Old February 28th, 2010, 07:24 AM
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Get yourself a 4GB pen drive and plug it in a USB port. Dedicate the drive to Ready Boost when the new hardware notification comes up. See if this makes a performance difference.
Here's more on ReadyBoost-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...res/readyboost
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Old February 28th, 2010, 02:52 PM
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Thanks everyone for your help
I have now resolved the issue hopefully
It was windows media player sharing that was hogging up all the memory
have disabled it & all fine (so far) only 1/3 of ram being used now so
all working a lot faster
Thanks
glen
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Old February 28th, 2010, 08:44 PM
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Thanks for the update Glen.
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