My Vista is very slow

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Amit lohia, Oct 30, 2007.

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    Amit lohia Guest

    Recently i have puchased DELL core 2 duo 2 GB ram with Windows vista. But
    the vista is very slow in response. and even the boot time and shutdown time
    is very much. Can u please help. ?
    Amit lohia, Oct 30, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Start by uninstalling the stuff that Dell installed on the system.

    I installed Windows Vista on a Core Solo 1.2Ghz CPU last week, with an
    extremely slow 4800 RPM 1.8 inch drive and it really flies, much faster than
    I was expecting.

    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.

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    Paul Smith, Oct 30, 2007
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    Kirk C. Guest


    Before uninstalling anything, you may want to turn off Windows Aero, and
    change your thme to Vista Basic mode. This can and will enhance your
    computer's performance (Right-click the desktop->personalize->Windows colors
    and appearance->more options->select Vista basic theme).

    If nothing else works, restart your computer into safe mode (F8 before
    windows boots), then restart your system in normal mode.

    I hope this helps. I do not believe uninstalling factory installed software
    from your computer manufacturer is needed. Good luck.
    Kirk C., Oct 30, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Hi Amit lohia,

    You might try some of these tips to help improve the performance of



    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    brink, Oct 30, 2007
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    Mark Guest

    Hi the best thing to do is to send the machione back to dell and insist on XP
    being installed or buying XP PRO and UPGRADING your dell to an operating
    system which works
    Mark, Feb 18, 2008
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    skunksmash Guest

    u need more ram mate !!!!!!!!!!!!!:):


    E2180 @ 3.2gh
    arctic cooler pro 77
    5GB pc5300 @ 801mh
    Asus P5K premiu
    160GB seagate 720
    coloursit 600w ps
    PNY 8800GT 512mb
    skunksmash, Feb 18, 2008
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    Mark Guest

    I don't think so, I already have 4GB and 3200 CPU and vista is still steam
    driven even in the most basic of modes which makes me think that what is the
    point, XP works is proven has drivers which work for pritty much
    everything.... need i say more apart from it is sub standard rubbish
    Mark, Feb 18, 2008
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    skunksmash Guest

    oh i see in the top post it only states 2gb :sarc::sarc


    E2180 @ 3.2gh
    arctic cooler pro 77
    5GB pc5300 @ 801mh
    Asus P5K premiu
    160GB seagate 720
    coloursit 600w ps
    PNY 8800GT 512mb
    skunksmash, Feb 18, 2008
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    C.B. Guest


    It seems apparent, judging by your numerous posts trashing Vista, that
    you are having problems getting your Vista OS to perform correctly. Why
    don't you drop the negativism and ask someone in these discussion groups for
    help solving your problems?

    C.B., Feb 19, 2008
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    C.B. Guest


    I think you should drop your continuous and unabated criticisms of
    Vista and seek the assistance of knowledgeable people. When you do nothing
    but trash the OS you are having problems mastering, you are putting yourself
    in the position whereby nobody is going to want to help you overcome your
    I genuinely feel that once you understand Vista and how to use it you
    will be extremely pleased with the results. Your manner of comments is akin
    to eating in a restaurant and then telling the waiter the food "tastes like
    shit". Do you expect them to help you in any way? Do you expect them to want
    you to return in the future?
    Why are you having problems? What problems are you having? You should
    start by telling us when you bought your system and whether or not Vista was
    preinstalled on it, what version of Vista it is, whether or not your
    computer still contains all the crapware that came with it, whether or not
    you have upgraded from the factory OS and if so did you do an upgrade or
    clean install, how many drives you have and how they are formatted and a
    list of all the hardware and software installed on your system, including
    the version numbers, etc, etc, etc.
    Is all your software Vista compatible? Have you loaded all the newest
    drivers? What's your pagefile size? Is your processor single core, dual core
    or quad core? Which applications start at bootup? Do you have any security
    software that is interfering with your system? Do you have any "maintenance"
    or "cleaner" software interfering with your system? Do you have multiple
    anti-spy or antivirus programs running at the same time, and if so are they
    all running "real time" protection? Do you have any malware infections on
    your system?
    The list could go on and on and on and on. The more knowledgeable
    people in these discussion groups can solve just about all your problems if
    you politely ask them for help and provide the necessary details they need
    in order to troubleshoot your problems.

    C.B., Feb 19, 2008
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    Mark Guest

    Hi CB,
    My original Post was to Amit Lohia who was asking how to speed up a machine,
    in my experience the only way to speed up a Vista machine is to Upgrade it to
    XP because of the various reasons I have given, I put it ot you that if you
    bought what you thought was your dream car to fined that it was substandard
    useless rubbish what would you do - recommend it - I think not!!

    The reason for theses threads is to let people know what is good and what is
    bad and unfortunatley Vista is bad VERY bad.
    Mark, Feb 19, 2008
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    Hobo Guest

    Mark, it would then seem that your experience is very
    limited. If you would like some help in correcting the
    problem(s) you are having you could post the pertinent
    information here and I'm sure help would be forthcoming.

    the only way to speed up a Vista machine is to Upgrade it to

    Well, if it was a standard transmission and you kept trying
    to pull away in high gear without knowing any better I'm
    sure you'd feel that way. Asking someone to explain why
    you're having this trouble would, I'm sure, change your mind
    about it being useless rubbish.

    In my experience, Vista is good, VERY good. Been running it
    since 30 Jan '07, and have yet to see a blue screen on any
    of my computers. Yes, there is a learning curve with it, but
    that is the same as with any OS.
    Hobo, Feb 19, 2008
  13. My experience is with Vista the ram needs to be at least 1 GB and 2 GB is

    Using Ramboost also helps but 1gb hard wired ram is minimum.

    Whoever sold a Vista machine with 512 RAM set you up for problems.

    Like watching a color TV show with a black and white TV.

    Vista works fine for me and most hiccups I have experienced are user caused:
    me being the user.

    Robert J. Lafayette, Feb 19, 2008
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    ShockSystem Guest

    I have experienced the same problem and I understand Mark's frustration.
    It is entirely irritating to have to "fix" and "tweak" a system that
    should have had enough time, money and development behind it to be ready
    for the consumer. It is not in any way acceptable by my standards so
    far... other than it looks a little more "shiny" than XP and Win 98.
    That in no way justifies the use of ten times more space and sluggish
    performance with access to 4 times the memory.

    I am ready to "reverse upgrade to XP" myself. My debate is that it will
    most likely void my Toshiba warranty on my brand new and very nice
    laptop. My only difficulty so far with a 2+Ghz Dual core, 2Gb machine -
    Microsoft Vista.

    C.B. has a reasonable and intelligent response as his experience is
    good - totally positive for whatever parameters he is working with. I,
    on the other hand have seen none of the wonderful benefits or advantages
    of Vista. In point of fact, it has only served to anger and frustrate me
    with its continued pointlessness. I find that has far too many useless
    features, wasted space and applications, intrusive behavior, and runs
    far slower (on a technically faster machine) than XP.

    My opninion so far is that I have wasted vast amounts of time and hard
    earned cash on a new laptop to be not only disappointed with it's
    performance using Vista but to be astronomically irritated with the
    "Catch 22 telephone service tree like" adventure of trying to make vista
    perform better and remove elements that I will never use only to have
    them magically re-appear or have access denied during deletion.

    I seem to be forced to have and store programs and "upgrades" I don't
    want and will never use on hard drive space I have paid for and would
    like to utilize for purposes other than being a Microsoft drone. I am
    also forced to let windows "optimize" things I don't want it to.

    The whole experience is like having a friend that loves accessories and
    silly gadgets and knows just enough about computers to cause problems,
    sit alone with your machine with total control while trying to "help"
    you customize things to their strange and moronic standards by tossing
    in every useless goody they can find and implement - Not because they
    should... because they can.

    My experience in the month that I've owned Vista is that it's a piss
    poor frustrating exercise in uselessness, blended with an extreme
    version of annoyance... all topped with a gleaming fake plastic glowing
    flashy jewel - and you will like it, because they told you so, and there
    are no other alternatives. Here is your highly polished beautiful chrome
    turd - Now eat it.

    I am trying however, to keep an open mind and some hope the I can
    somehow modify or use this nice new shiny but worthless tool to my
    advantage. I'm looking at you guys for some help.

    Thank you for your time,

    ShockSystem, Feb 20, 2008

  15. One simple thing that will speed up your system is to turn off indexing.
    When you turn it off it will take a few minutes to complete but after that
    your system runs much faster.
    John Lee Brown, Feb 20, 2008
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    Mark Guest

    Hi Shock System, if you contact Toshiba and request XP drivers for your model
    you will probabley find that they are more than willing to assist you.
    Installing from a full XP Pro disk rather than an upgrade disk might install
    generic drivers for you so that you can get on the web and download direct
    the manufacturas drivers if the ones on your D drive (normaly set up with

    The main systems I upgrade to XP have been Dell's (I have done some toshibas
    as well) their first emails when contacted, say that some drivers won't work
    but when pressed as to what won't work or which drivers are needed for XP the
    resulting email says that there is no problem with drivers and as an added
    bonus the warrenty is not effected as you will just have to use the rescue
    disk to get back to prove the hardware. another way is to get a second HDD to
    replace the one which came with the machine and load XP to that, that way it
    only take minuites to go back, and with the costs of HDD so low now it would
    be the best way to upgrade with regards to warranty concearns.

    i wish you well if you decide to do the above and unlease the full power of
    your laptop
    Mark, Feb 21, 2008
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    ShockSystem Guest

    Thank you Mark and John,

    Right now it looks like I might buy another HDD to install and run with
    XP. I'm searching for the equipments XP drivers using my desktop (so I
    can burn them to disk). It is slightly irritating to have to invest more
    money in another hard drive, but I am also trying to force my learning
    curve on vista so that I know and understand it (even if I don't like
    it) and have use for the features or can help others when there are

    Thank you for your suggestions!

    - Shock
    ShockSystem, Feb 21, 2008
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