Win 7 Ultimate v6.1.7600, running with AVG 8.5 Pro ISS, Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes and cleaned system. When I first Bootup and after the Icons have loaded to Desktop and after the Cursor suggests by no hourglass activity, that everything has stabilised. I try to open applications, such as MS Outlook 2007 or IE8 32bit and it takes forever for them to open. After they have been successfully opened and closed in a session, subsequent opening is somewhat faster, but not all that fast.
I get the impression that something is running in the background but cannot see any processes in Task Manager. Even Task Manager is slow to open.
Win 7 does not appear to be any better than Vista was.
Any advice would be very useful.