Is Vista unstable still unstable?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Mr Zhang, May 18, 2007.

  1. Mr Zhang

    Mr Zhang Guest

    Hi, my pc is Core 2 2.13 gb with 2 gb ram and using wnidow vista home preimun
    preinstalled by Acer company. I notice that when it goes to sleep mode and
    return, always it become unstable. is that normal? when I open 2 internet
    explorer, it will hang. if I use pc for about 3 to 5 hours, it will also
    becom unstable. I know by rebooting, it will cure these problems... But ..
    everytime reboot is not fun as it takes minutes to shutdown and boot up. I
    saw my company leave the pc on for 24 hrs by 7. Why theirs rarely hang while
    my home pc always hang. End up I dare not install anything yet beside those
    auto update which it prompt me and i click from microsoft. is there something
    i can do to maximise the pc? Core 2 duo doesn't seems to be fast. My old
    window 98 pentimun 2 400 MHz seems to be even more stable and faster. Of
    course, that pc can't play many games. but can vista be stable enough to let
    me play? I won't want to get into a game only to hang at the critical moment.
    It will be painful. Please anyone can advise me at .
    Also, does anyone know who to tell window mail to know which mail is junk
    mail, is phishing mail and so on? I notice whenever I down mails, I have to
    check the inbox, the junk mails and the delete folder as the mails any how
    get slot in. pls advise. thanks - mr Zhang
    Mr Zhang, May 18, 2007
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  2. I bet your problem is that Acer added various junkware when they built your
    PC. This can certainly impact performance and stability. I suggest you
    uninstall everything you can, especially the stuff you don't really need.
    Use Microsoft's "autoruns" program to turn off startup software. Google for
    "vista performance tweaks" to find web sites with specific tweaks.

    You'll probably want to repost your Windows Mail question in another
    newsgroup for best response...

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    Dana Cline - MVP, May 18, 2007
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  3. For many people Vista never was "unstable". I suggest you clean out the junk
    supplied by Acer and then install Vista compatible applications such as
    antivirus and anti spyware apps.



    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    Richard Urban, May 18, 2007
  4. Mr Zhang

    Julian Guest

    PC vendors supply particular applications not on any technical
    grounds but solely because their palms have been greased.

    The applications are loss leaders.
    Julian, May 18, 2007
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