Vista Really slow, what could be a problem !

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by abcd, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. abcd

    abcd Guest

    I have very decent configuration Dell machine as below

    P4 3.4 HGz,
    4 GB RAM
    500 GB Hard Disk
    256 MB Graphics card.

    My mahcine is really slow, loads slow, works slow, etc. Earlier, I had
    Windows XP Professional SP2 on the same configuraiton and it was working
    great...now Vista disappointed me. Also I get those alerts (Do you want to
    contunie? ) very often...how should I tune my Vista machine for better
    performance...I am using Vista Ultimate...

    Thanks
     
    abcd, Apr 23, 2007
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  2. abcd

    James Guest

    Same experience here, I finally gave up and went back to XP prof. What a
    difference!!!!
     
    James, Apr 23, 2007
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  3. What programs are running in the background?
    If you have Norton or McAfee uninstall them.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Apr 23, 2007
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  4. Eerrrr? Perhaps because VISTA IS FRIKIN SLOW???????????


    The worse OS up to date... even worse than windows Me..
    even worse than Microsoft BOB!
     
    Former captain of the Enterprise, Apr 23, 2007
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  5. What programs are running in the background?
    while you are at it, uninstall vista that is the real cause and install xp
     
    Former captain of the Enterprise, Apr 23, 2007
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  6. abcd

    mikeyhsd Guest

    they why are you using it.

    go back to tiddle winks, you will be happier.







    Eerrrr? Perhaps because VISTA IS FRIKIN SLOW???????????


    The worse OS up to date... even worse than windows Me..
    even worse than Microsoft BOB!
     
    mikeyhsd, Apr 23, 2007
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  7. Or even a Mac...

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP

    they why are you using it.

    go back to tiddle winks, you will be happier.







    Eerrrr? Perhaps because VISTA IS FRIKIN SLOW???????????


    The worse OS up to date... even worse than windows Me..
    even worse than Microsoft BOB!
     
    Dana Cline - MVP, Apr 23, 2007
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  8. abcd

    abcd Guest

    I am using Microsoft Live One care 90 days free trial....so should I
    uninstall that for better performance...

    I guess Windows XP Professional was the biggest successful OS in Microsoft's
    history....really did well ....Even I felt Windows 2003 better than Vista...

    Another thing, I still dont understand the start menu advantages in
    Vista...what brings benefit over the earlier mechanism....the Vista one is
    really confusing ....
     
    abcd, Apr 23, 2007
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  9. abcd

    Terry Guest

    Or even a Mac...

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP


    Typical arrogant reply from microsoft.


    they why are you using it.

    go back to tiddle winks, you will be happier.







    Eerrrr? Perhaps because VISTA IS FRIKIN SLOW???????????


    The worse OS up to date... even worse than windows Me..
    even worse than Microsoft BOB!
     
    Terry, Apr 23, 2007
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  10. abcd

    Lord Takyon Guest

    Or even a Mac...

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP


    Typical arrogant reply from microsoft.


    The man is a troll and deserves nothing but the smallest attention.
     
    Lord Takyon, Apr 23, 2007
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  11. abcd

    Retired Guest

    Did you do an upgrade or a clean install of Vista? Upgrades are often
    problematic. I tried upgrading from XP to Vista and ran into multiple
    problems. Then I did a clean install and Vista worked just fine, including
    fast performance - and my hardware is not nearly as advanced as yours.

    As far as interruptions are concerned, you can turn off the User Account
    Control (UAC) in order to eliminate all of those alerts you have been
    receiving.

    And, as Frank suggested, you can remove McAfee or Norton if you have them.
    Both are notorious resource hogs and are very intrusive. I use AVG Free from
    Grisoft as my anti-virus program, and Ad-Aware Free from Lavasoft as my
    anti-spyware program.
     
    Retired, Apr 23, 2007
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  12. No, I only recommended removal of Norton and McAfee. Never used OneCare.

    Vista will be more successful than WinXP ever was.

    I don't understand your last paragraph, but I find that little search box on
    the bottom left quite handy.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Apr 24, 2007
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  13. abcd

    Norberluigi Guest

    Im testing windows vista with an athlon xp 1800+ with less memory than
    required and Im doing ok.Vista is a solid sistem and with much more options
    than Xp, It´s simply better.As far as i know i really notices that when it´s
    installing microsoft updates it practically hung up, but remember i´m using
    only 383 mb of ram.I´m surprised that i could install Vista with this
    limitation.Try to master Vista and you will be happy.Norberto.Argentina
     
    Norberluigi, Apr 24, 2007
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    babaloo Guest

    I have tried to run Vista on a single core Pentium 4 and a dual core Athlon.
    In both cases the result is unusable.
    I need to do work, not endlessly twiddle with an unstable OS, with drivers
    that do not work as advertised and which cannot network reliably with non
    Vista computers.
    Clearly there are a subset of computer configurations on which Vista can be
    run successfully. Unfortunately I have yet to see one. The most common
    reaction I have gotten from people who have bought computers with Vista
    installed is that they gave up on it and installed XP.
    Microsoft wins either way but . . .
     
    babaloo, Apr 24, 2007
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  15. Terry

    Nobody is forced to use a Microsoft operating system unless they have a desire to run software that has been written for Windows only, in which case they should approach the software author and enquire about a Linux or Mac version..

    Nobody is forced to upgrade to Vista unless there are features in Vista that the potential upgrader particularly wants..

    If somebody wants to buy a new computer that is pre-loaded with Vista, and that person does not feel that they or any existing equipment owned is Vista ready, they have the option of asking for a different OS to be loaded,and if refused, have the option to try another vendor who may be more amenable..

    The option to buy a barebones system or the constituent parts to a system for home assembly is also a possibility, enabling the person to load whatever operating system the person likes..


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
     
    Mike Hall MVP, Apr 24, 2007
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  16. I am a "house call" trouble shooter for our Computer Club. Other trouble
    shooters gather each Thursday morning. I have yet to hear of someone
    "...giving up on it..." Our Computer Club's volunteers have installed five
    copies in our classroom of 28 computers. All are networked to Windows 98,
    Windows ME, Windows XP, 6 Macintosh and one Windows 2000 Pro.

    Why does it seem so important to some people to discourage others because of
    their inability to get over the "differences?"
     
    Charles W Davis, Apr 24, 2007
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  17. What? "...Even I felt Windows 2003 better...?
     
    Charles W Davis, Apr 24, 2007
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  18. Please elaborate on "unusable". How much RAM did these two PCs have? Is the
    graphics card at least 64Mb? Are these "purchased with Vista already
    installed" systems or ones you installed yourself? If you installed them,
    can we assume you visited the various manufacturers web sites for the latest
    Vista drivers?

    I have a Dell 370 that has been running Vista Ultimate since before release,
    with no problems at all. I recently bought a HP laptop, and had problems
    with all the crapware but solved that by nuking and installing Vista
    Ultimate from scratch. So far no stability issues at all...

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
     
    Dana Cline - MVP, Apr 24, 2007
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  19. It may have been, if I worked for Microsoft. I don't.

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP

    Or even a Mac...

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP


    Typical arrogant reply from microsoft.


    they why are you using it.

    go back to tiddle winks, you will be happier.







    Eerrrr? Perhaps because VISTA IS FRIKIN SLOW???????????


    The worse OS up to date... even worse than windows Me..
    even worse than Microsoft BOB!
     
    Dana Cline - MVP, Apr 24, 2007
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  20. Speaking of "crapware" when I ran the Vista Update Advisor, out of the
    hundreds of applicaiton on my system guess what it nagged about?

    Times up. Only two Microsoft applications; Messenger and another.

    That FACT is very telling. Vista under development for over 5 years,
    and Microsoft application fail to run under it.

    ROTFLMAO!
     
    Adam Albright, Apr 24, 2007
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