Why is vista so slow?

By taylub ยท 12 replies
Feb 4, 2007
  1. I just got and installed Vista Ultimate last night and everything is so slow to load or even click on. Also the processor is always at 50% or 100%

    any ideas?
  2. WaruiKoohii

    WaruiKoohii TS Rookie

    What process is using so much of your CPU?
  3. Surkitz

    Surkitz TS Rookie Posts: 145

    2nd with the above answer

    what proc are you running. Not only that, i think vista requires a lot of memory to run smoothly
  4. taylub

    taylub TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 127

    sorry but whats a proc?

    well i have 4gb of ram so it should be sufficent right :)
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Some hardware needs new driver downloads to work properly. Be sure you have those. If you did not perform a reformat and reinstall with VISTA, I would do that... rather than an upgrade.
  6. taylub

    taylub TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 127

    It doesnt say process is using my cpu unless i open somthing but thats only like 1 or 2 percent.

    I did do a reformat for Vista im not sure what all drivers i need to update
  7. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Proc: Processor, or CPU.
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Download the drivers you need: Chipset and such drivers from the motherboard manufacturer or computer manufacturer, then audio from the audio site, and modem, if needed, from the modem manufacterer. You do not need to down load them, unless they are updates from the time you purchased it. Usually they will post that new drivers are needed for VISTA if, in deed, they are.
    Also, for most manufacturers, if you go to www.microsoft.com and run their Microsoft Updates, using "custom", you will be able to update nearly all of the drivers right there. Microsoft has already required certified manufacturers to supply them to the update pool.
  9. taylub

    taylub TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 127

    Proc is Pentium D 3.37

    Raybay vista dosnt have the same update page and if there is a custom i dont know where it is.

    oh and also I cant find drivers that support vista for the mobo
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So your system is not compatible with Vista... It takes more than just memory
  11. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 139

    Is it onboard video? Did you download the drivers for them or your video card? Most of the drivers can be found seperately, theres no easy motherboard package for all drivers.

    Anyway, welcome to a new operating system. Enjoy the googling.
  12. taylub

    taylub TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 127

    Good news, I reinstalled it and everything works GREAT!

    thanks for all of your help :)
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Well, that is good news... It looks like a "fresh" install of Vista is the right way to go at this point
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