After installing Windows updates, my Windows 7 computer becomes 100 times slower.

After getting lots of Win 7 automatic updates, my computer becomes 100 times slower.

My current computer's processor is:  Intel core 2 Quad cpu Q9300, 2.5 Ghz, 4 GB Ram.

It is running a whole lot slower than my 10-year old Pentium 4 computer running Win XP.

Can you imaging that?  (It is not joking, it is true.)

 

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"Defrag" does not help.  (Tried it a few times.)

 

Well, ran "msconfig" and "disabled" lots of Services - it helped a lot.

 

Problem:  I am just an ordinary home computer user without much knowledge about IT.

There may be some Services that I should not "disable", while others that I should.

 

Question:  Is there an article that I can read that will enable me to decide which Services that I should keep,

and which Services that I can "disable"?

 

Thanks,

 

Skip

 

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Last updated March 15, 2018 Views 325 Applies to:
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Hi,

1.     Which updates were installed recently?

2.     Do you receive any error message?

Follow the suggestions and see if it helps.

Method 1

Run the troubleshooter.

Open the Performance troubleshooter

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-the-Performance-troubleshooter

 

Method 2

 

Step 1:

Check if the issue persists in Safe mode.

Start your computer in safe mode

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode

 

Step 2:

If the issue doesn’t persist in Safe mode, I would suggest you perform clean boot to see if any third party services are causing this issue.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note : After troubleshooting follow Step 7: Reset the computer to start as usual

 

Method 3

Restore your computer settings to a date when it was working fine before.

System Restore

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/system-restore

 

Also see:

Slow PC? Optimize your computer for peak performance

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/setup/optimize.aspx

Optimize Windows 7 for better performance

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Optimize-Windows-7-for-better-performance

 

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After I disabled some services and some startup programs - it improved a great deal.

Start-up now only takes 1 minute, earlier it took 15 minutes+.

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Then I tried your suggestion:

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Open the Performance troubleshooter by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Under System and Security, click Check for performance issues.

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It got rid a few more pgms at start-up.

Now start-up takes only 50 seconds, and click on a folder it shows the content instantaneously.  Earlier it took 4 minutes+ to show content.

It is quite usable now,

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Thanks for telling me the Windows Experience Index.

Mine shows:

Processor:  7.2

Memory:       7.2

Graphics:     6.9

Game graphics:   6.9

Primary HD:  5.9

 

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