Windows Vista getting slower

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by sfi, Oct 21, 2008.

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  1. sfi

    sfi Registered Member

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    For some reason, my Vista is getting slower and slower. I am going to defrag my disks soon but I don't think it helps. The last time I defraged my C:\ It kept the same speed. Any thing that can speed up vista?
     
  2. Foxfired

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    Try removing a lot of your startup programs. Clean out temporary folders. Might want to fix up your registry too.
     
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    I found something like this happening after I had installed and removed a lot of apps, like Norton, McAfee, browsers, this and that, just a bunch of installs and removals. Then I encountered some odd glitches and things going on, and some new ATI drivers would not install properly, so I decided to restore the factory image, and now all is snappy and fast and well again. In my opinion, the best Win is the Win that you don't mess with too much. Just put on what you need, and then try to leave it alone. That's the best way I can think of to keep a system fast and responsive. Seems that the more one fools with things, the more likely it is for this type of thing to develop.... and not just in Vista, but all Win versions..... it's the nature of the beast... I can't even count how many times I have hosed Win2k by installing and removing firewalls and AVs.....
     
  5. lodore

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    thats the problem with windows and the registry. after a while it messes up if you do lots of installs and uninstalls. hopefully MS willl get rid of it eventually. most os's programs are lilke portable apps and just stay contained to one folder with a config file. so installing and uninstalling programs on any non MS OS is easy and shouldnt cause any problems to the system or other programs.
     
  6. Kerodo

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    Yep, you are 100% right on that, I have never ever had any probs with that stuff in Linux..... I would guess Mac might be the same as well....
     
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    SFI, one-click: is better! ... look to Advanced SystemCare 3 RC2 ( see next thread, not far ); and use KCleaner ( always one-click ) = two click's !!!
     
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    That is the reason why I use Rollback Rx--it is able to reverse any software installation provided that there's a snapshot before the software in question was installed.

    Unix-like operating systems should've been the dominant OS instead of Windows. *sigh*
     
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    If you dont like Windows then go use Linux and quite whining about all the stuff you cant do with it.
     
  11. lodore

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    its not stuff windows cant do its the way the OS is poorly designed.
    if a unix based os crash and burn after so many installs and unistalls then why should windows?
    if a unix based OS doesnt need a reboot after the smallest change then why should windows?
    unix based OS's are better designed microsoft should eiether create a better base than unix or use unix as there base.

    the reason apple can charge so much for mac's is because OSX is an easy to use operating system that is reliable stable and runs all main stream apps. (except certain games)
     
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    If they used Unix as a base then every piece of software that was ever written for Windows would need to be re-written.

    If they used Unix as a base there wouldnt be any video games.

    Windows doesnt crash and burn if you know what your doing when you uninstall something.
     
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    It is not really a problem with the registry in the windows arcitecture, that is a more or less passive data store. The software though, ever looked into the architecture of Side-by-side? What an abomination. And if you do a lot of install/uninstalls the WINSXS directory will grow unbridled; there is no archiving or pruning algorithm.
     
  14. lodore

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    you can create games for unix based OS'S
    if microsoft done the right thing and used a decent base in the first place people would of wrote software for it and it would all be fine.
    yes i know that but all i should have to do to uninstall software is delete the folder. registry cleaners shouldnt excist. the only reason they excist to to clean out the mess that shouldnt excist.
    stop defending a poorly designed OS.
    just because its the most OS doesnt mean its anygood.
    think about all the smokers in the world they are damaging themselfs everyday but there is plently of them.
    anyway has anything heard of a games console?
    i mean a decent games console such as playstation and any console made by nintendo.

    not the junk that microsoft make (xbox360) selling a product that overheats is crazy. games consoles are designed to do one job play games and it cant even do that without errors...
     
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    Yeah, for those who install and remove on a daily basis (probably most of us here), there's nothing like images to preserve things. I took up that tactic years ago when I was in firewall and AV testing mode all the time. Makes life easy....
     
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    It does make life easier... :D
     
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