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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-27-2009, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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vista sucks help

i picked up a new laptop and its loading web pages REAL slow, I know its not the connection as my xp laptop is screaming along. If I down load some file its fast, but not web pages. I'm about this close to whipping it and going xp or 2k. It has 4gig of ram. Any ideas or suggestions? The bar at the bottom showing progress loads fast tell it gets to the end then hangs there.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-27-2009, 07:57 AM
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Does the new laptop have a bunch of trialware apps loaded on it. Those things can really slow your laptop down. Try this free program to clean it up:

http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/
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No its a clean install of vista business.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-27-2009, 02:06 PM
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Does it do the same in both Firefox and IE?
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Windows Vista works great once you delete or disable(the services)of all the unnecessary bundled software running in the background chewing up resources.

I run Vista Home Premium with 3GB RAM on my HP laptop. It's fast now that I have trimmed the fat and optimized the computer. If you have a bundled anti-virus software running in the background, then make sure the heuristics aren't cranked way up like it was in my case. That will bog your computer down significantly as the anti-virus software is carefully examining every action you take.

Do a bandwidth test on both machines to see if they are pulling down data at comparable rates. http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/bw.asp

Also, take a peak at this thread I created a while back regarding the Firefox browser. This will make a noticeable difference in browser performance. https://www.dfwstangs.net/forums/showthread.php?t=314607

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