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What Slows Windows Down?


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#1 HingVista

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 01:26 AM

Any computer user that's owned and installed software onto their computer knows that the more you install, the slower the beast runs. Most also know that it's not just quantity and that what you install plays a large factor in how slowly your computer runs.

The aim of this thread is to find out what types of application slow down a computer the most.

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#2 Automatum

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 02:20 AM

It is obvious that a Norton product must be the first in the list :lol:.

#3 zahmad

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 03:19 AM

^ ;) :lol:!

#4 cmkumar2k

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 03:26 AM

that was a good info..... good found (Y)

#5 uerbe

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 06:29 AM

Any computer user that's owned and installed software onto their computer knows that the more you install, the slower the beast runs. Most also know that it's not just quantity and that what you install plays a large factor in how slowly your computer runs...


I would also add Microsoft's Verclsid.exe to the list.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 08:25 AM

nice find

#7 TituFama

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 11:29 AM

Yahoo Widget Engine with more than 10 widgets on desktop :lol:

#8 WinMatrics

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 02:08 PM

Yeah Norton slowed my boot by 2 minutes..

I removed it and got Live OneCare, waaay faster.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 07:55 PM

wow zonealarm is the best :D it doesnt slow my pc down at all

#10 teentitan2k2

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 10:18 PM

what software did u use to get that chart?

#11 WhistAler

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 08:01 PM

I had no idea that number of installed fonts too increase the start-up time so much! :o

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 10:40 PM

Norton a hog? NEVER! :huh:

#13 gaz-545

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 11:48 AM

i got over 4000 fonts, so that means it slows down 160% <_<

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 07:36 AM

i got over 4000 fonts, so that means it slows down 160% <_<


:lol: That's a good one XD

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 03:19 PM

I suppose that it's one of the many reasons why NOT to get a Norton product.

Edited by JDelta, 16 September 2006 - 03:19 PM.


#16 WinMatrics

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 05:51 PM

Norton a hog? NEVER! :huh:


No offense but I cracked up like hell when I read that. :lol:

#17 Felinix_Devotion

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 12:20 PM

When I've just reformatted to get the pc running maxxed out as i like it.

I first off

Disable system restore, security centre and secondary and fast logon and move it to windows classic logon, I then make sure XP classic is the theme, and remove the wallpaper, I then remove all sounds.

From there I then goto the explorer window and change the toolbars to make it maxxed out on view space of the windows and remove the common tasks bar.

I also remove the text from the bars and then turn them to small icons and remove all but the most needed icons I need, I also add the address bar at this point.

From there I then reboot the computer to change all settings, before going into advanced of the My Computer properties box making sure it is set to max performance.

From there I move to screensaver disable that and then to power managment and make it all on.

I also find turning of Indexing helps and keeping your start up programs to the bear minimum works well, On mine the only things booting up with it are.

1) Sygate Personal Firewall
2) AVG Free.

I use WLM and Yahell, but I have Yahoo stripped down from the bulky bars to next to nothing as for WLM using the lovely purdy amazingly brilliant Mess Patch *THANKYOU PATCHOU!!!*

Same with programs like Winrar I remove most of it's stupid context menus as they lag down right clicks a biatch, and for other programs.

I think i've said enough for now :whistle:

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 05:56 PM


Norton a hog? NEVER! :huh:


No offense but I cracked up like hell when I read that. :lol:


I'm using Norton Internet security 2006 but I don't feel that my PC is much slover then before ;)

#19 Felinix_Devotion

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 08:15 PM

I once used Norton Internet Security 2004 Pro when it was the latest release, and got told the same and was thinking the peeps who told me was idiots.

Then I woke up one day and had to format since my friend screwed up the system files for a lark...of which he got a wedgie for life from.

And decided to install Sygate and Avast!, my god did I notice a difference and I was on a Athlon XP 2800 with 512mb of DDR Ram and the speed increase was noteable.

Nortons to me is the noobs world of anti virus.

#20 teentitan2k2

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 09:11 PM

I assume if you have over a certain amount of ram, you need not worry about this sooo lets say 128mb and less shall feel the effects of these minor things to speed up the pc...?

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