Disappointed with Vista on Dell Computer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Puppy Breath, Mar 2, 2007.

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    Puppy Breath Guest

    It shouldn't be minutes for anything. If you ask me, Dell dropped the ball
    somewhere along the line. It's not that difficult to build a machine that
    runs Vista perfectly.
     
    Puppy Breath, Mar 2, 2007
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    Pat Mac Guest

    I just ordered a new Dell XPS 410 with Vista Home Premium already installed.
    The person at Dell who helped me with each "part" of the computer said that
    Vista would work well with the basic choices- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
    E6300, 1 GB SDRAM, 320GB hard drive. Received the computer in a few days-set
    it up, turned it on and then my enthusiasm ended. I clicked on the
    internet, clicked again and again and finally a new window appeared. When
    going from one page to another on the internet I have to wait (I know it's
    not minutes) but it's a lot longer than I waited with my "old" computer that
    had XP with less RAM and a smaller hard drive. I'm not sure if my home
    network (router with the PC and laptop) is slowing down Vista but it didn't
    seem to slow down my old computer. I keep looking at my tower with Windows
    XP and thinking about setting it back up but I now owe money on this new
    disappointment. Anyone thinking of changing, think twice.
     
    Pat Mac, Mar 3, 2007
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  3. IE7 has a 'phishing' filter which scans each page for anything that could
    compromise your computer.. because of this, each page takes a little longer
    to appear.. it is in your best interests to leave the 'phishing' filter
    operational, but you do have the option to turn it off..

    Go to Tools - Phishing Filter for options..


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    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
     
    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Mar 3, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    How long do you have to wait? Is browsing still the same speed on the
    laptop too?

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    Paul Smith, Mar 3, 2007
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    Deb or Dave Guest

    I would turn off the computer, the router and your modem, then turn them
    back on in the reverse order.
     
    Deb or Dave, Mar 3, 2007
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    Pat Mac Guest

    Mike,
    Thank you it helps to understand what is slowing down the page loading..
    Pat
     
    Pat Mac, Mar 3, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    I'd recommend turning it off for a bit (on some safe sites) and see if it
    does improve the situation. At least then we'll know for sure if that's the
    root cause.

    For me the filter doesn't effect loading times, the filter goes and does it
    stuff while the page is loading.

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    Paul Smith,
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    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
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    Paul Smith, Mar 3, 2007
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    Pat Mac Guest

    I turned off the filter and the initial loading of IE was still slow, but
    the page loading was much faster. Thank you for your help. At least I now
    know there's a good reason for the slower page loading. Pat
     
    Pat Mac, Mar 3, 2007
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  9. I ran into the same problem with a customers Toshiba laptop. When I
    uninstalled the McAfee software his internet flew.

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    Richard Urban MVP
    Microsoft Windows Shell/User
     
    Richard Urban, Mar 3, 2007
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  10. Yes, another culprit.. :)


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    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
     
    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Mar 3, 2007
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    Kirk Guest

    Have you installed a 3rd party firewall or antivirus software and if so did
    you turn off the Vista firewall? Have you checked your internet speed (I
    use this: http://www.myspeed.com/pe/index.html)? What background processes
    are running? Just a few things to look at. Also, if you just got your PC,
    you should call Dell tech support and see what they have to say.

    Kirk
     
    Kirk, Mar 3, 2007
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