What slows Windows down?

By LNCPapa
Sep 11, 2006
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  1. KrashdnBurnt

    KrashdnBurnt Newcomer, in training Posts: 28

    can someone link me to the best guide for getting rid of the unnecessary services running in the background
    thnx

    and the start-up stuff would be nice also
    thnx again
  2. Nen

    Nen Newcomer, in training

    Start > Run > msconfig or services.msc

    ;)
  3. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    Well id be with you there rik mate lol :D

    LAN (league against Norton)

    Regards Jase
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,987

    Lol, i had forgotten about this thread. Perhaps I should adjust my sig.:D
  5. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    we will start one rik lool

    We should make a thread.

    Regards Jase
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,987

    Done it mate, check my sig below.:)
  7. Brigadoon

    Brigadoon Newcomer, in training

    Black Viper gives some pretty comprehensive advice here: http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
  8. You don't need a league against Norton, they do a perfectly good job of messing up all by themselves. :stickout:
  9. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,987

    Aint that the truth.:D
  10. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 502

    I hate norton, all my Pc life, iv'e lived with that laggy problem.Had Norton the whole time and now that i uninstalled it my pc runs perfectly. HURRAY! :D
  11. pyromaster114

    pyromaster114 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 395

    Gee... norton... the biggest virus people purposely install on their computers... slow computers down?
    Nah... get outta here...
    *EXTREME sarcasm*
  12. deyamag

    deyamag Newcomer, in training

    Norton and I think bitcomet make computer slow.
  13. hamas123

    hamas123 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 499

    Does it? I used to have Norton long time ago.
     
  14. dmudgal

    dmudgal Newcomer, in training Posts: 23

    we all shud stand up for this
  15. haloman

    haloman Newcomer, in training Posts: 73

    anyone knwo how to uninstall nortin without putting a so called trjan on my PC?
  16. bmaytum

    bmaytum TechSpot Member Posts: 40

    Thanks for the article Olli.

    One thing important IMHO: NIS2008 does a QuickScan on bootup- I for one am Happy it does a quickie virus check.

    Question was " What Slows Windows Down?"
    Straight answer is: EVERYTHING!

    New question: "What Slows Linux Down?"
    Straight Answer is: NOTHING !!

    Just my 2 cents.........
  17. skaferreal

    skaferreal Newcomer, in training

    What is that?
  18. Morluna

    Morluna Newcomer, in training

    Wow, awesome article. I had no idea that fonts could slow down Windows. Just deleted all my extra ones, and I see a marked difference.

    I'm curious to know what effect non-aol affiliated instant messenger programs have, like Miranda IM and Pigeon.
  19. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,194   +228

    Yeah - I did a test once by installing one of those 10,000 font packs to see how much difference it made. Good thing it was just a test machine I could wipe out and not care about. Keep in mind when you install applications like Word Perfect or Office lots of fonts come along with those.
  20. bmaytum

    bmaytum TechSpot Member Posts: 40

    Speed Up PC- According to Micro$oft

    Funny, Microsoft Newsletter of 29Jan08, says this (Caveat: Consider the source i.e., use at your risk and don't expect TOO much):
    <quote>

    Microsoft At Home and At Work NewsletterJanuary 29, 2008
    Speed up your new (or old) PC

    We're all looking for better performance from our PCs, right? Whether you have a snazzy new computer or a trusty PC with a few years under its belt, there are ways to make it run more efficiently. Here are some ideas for both Windows Vista and Windows XP, starting with this article on how to optimize Windows Vista for better performance <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8195707>.
    Pinpoint performance bottlenecks in Windows Vista <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8195708>
    More ways to improve performance with Windows Vista <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8195709>
    6 ways to speed up your Windows XP-based PC <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8195710>
    Turn off certain features to make Windows XP run faster <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8195711>
    Maintenance tasks for better performance with Windows XP <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8195712>

    <end Quote>

    For defragging (Windows XP built-in sux, dunno about Vista), I use and highly recommend Diskeeper Professional, check it out here: http://www.diskeeper.com/defrag.asp You can download a time-limited full-featured trial there. I've used it for 3 years (& I gladly buy the $13 annual maintenance contract, gotten two full-version upgrades thus far). It really speeds up disk access esp for gigabyte-sized game files (pks, paks, gcfs etc).used in many modern games. Try it, you'll like it! (Disclaimer- this is not an ad, just my endorsement).
  21. greggytech

    greggytech Newcomer, in training

    do you think my pc can run as fast as dualcore....

    my specs only is
    OS:microsoft windows xp professional
  22. greggytech

    greggytech Newcomer, in training

    PROC intel celeron 1066 mhz

    memory 256mb

    video card 16 mb

    but how can i play such as 3d games like dota,cs1.6 and other heavy games...

    i only use tuneup utilities...thats my powers haha...a poor computer can run like dual core
  23. cos

    cos Newcomer, in training Posts: 39

    Hi Guys,
    not had much experience with norton but heard all the rumours. I use AVG free, been fine for me, and i play a lot on "Steam", The valve/shop game server thingy, which is incredibly resource hungry. I must admit i don't run anything at all whilst i'm gaming except Zonealarm, just for added security.
    As for the LAN startup group, i'll remain neutral. They had a bad run, didn't they loose a law suit for embeded spam or something. Very expensive.
  24. ouivalerie

    ouivalerie Newcomer, in training

    can't find free download for AVG as advertised

    They tell you it's free but routes you onto poorly dot com which tries to sell you IT service, this is so bait and switch! The link doesn't work to the free antivirus, there isn't any free antivirus, just free trial! I can't complain on this more lack of time and energy, but...I had no problem with Windows Live One Care, and it worked fine. At least they support with the price included. AVG costs money, if you get onto their website you can see for yourself, AVG is out to earn money and spend money so why make out like it's free? ouivalerie
  25. cos

    cos Newcomer, in training Posts: 39

    Don't believe the hype.

    There is a free version of avg, called avg personal. Either the mother site or try Cnet downloads,com.
    Failling that Avast doe's a free personal 1, the only snag is you have to reregister ever year, but it;s no hassle. In fact i got rid of Avg, for Avast which has a constant monitor, works with zone Alarm, and microsoft security centre recognises it.
    Oh and iv'e been playing away on steam with really good ping rates and load times.


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