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Mojo2000Wed Jul-18-18 11:03 AM
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Hello, friends, it's been a while. What are your first recommendations when Windows 7 is slow? Boots up slow, reaches functional desktop slow, starts applications slow etc. I bought a Seagate Firecuda thinking it would be a useful compromise between SSD and platter. Hasn't helped much in this case, to the best of my knowledge.

I've had Malwarebytes Premium (permanent subscription) running since I dunno when, and my Firefox keeps me busy managing NoScript for every new website (grumble grumble). I still prefer to visit the free section of Snapfiles, if I can help it.

Not really eager to move to Win10 unless by strong, site-wide vote. TIA

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Mojo2000Wed Jul-18-18 11:07 AM
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Whoops, please ignore old PC specs in sig line.

  

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KJTWed Jul-18-18 11:52 AM
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Not a solution, more like a workaround, but if you don't shut your computer down you won't have to put up with slow re-starting and slow opening applications. I am assuming that things are fast enough once everything is up and running.

If so, put your computer to SLEEP instead of shutting it down. It saves electricity, cuts out fan noise, and stores everything that had been used before you put it to sleep, for virtually immediate use when you wake it up.

Jim.

  

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Mojo2000Wed Jul-18-18 12:18 PM
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if you don't shut your computer down you won't have to put up with slow re-starting and slow opening applications. I am assuming that things are fast enough once everything is up and running.

Aaaahh, but if only that were true... Slowdown will occur even if no local users are active. Should it cause problems streaming network media every week?

  

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KJTWed Jul-18-18 12:42 PM
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Check Task Manager to see if there's anything obvious slowing things down - maybe your AV or anti-malware program(s) are performing scans, for example.

Is streaming slow from all sites, or just some?

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Mojo2000Wed Jul-18-18 12:53 PM
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Streaming media is from my main desktop acting as server. It usually does not lag.

I would check Task Manager, except that occasionally it takes more than 5 minutes to even return from blankscreen. One thing that does seem somewhat regular is that Firefox appears several times in the task list; each time shows different amounts of RAM and CPU consumption.

  

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Bob GWed Jul-18-18 10:01 PM
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If you're on Firefox Quantum (new Firefox) it's multi-process by default. Sounds like that's what you're seeing. If you want to make it not do that, do this:

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To disable e10s/multiprocess go to about:config by typing it in your URL bar. Search for browser.tabs.remote.autostart using the search box on about:config. There may be multiple results. Set them all to false and restart the browser.


  

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TtechWed Jul-18-18 12:53 PM
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I bought a Seagate Firecuda thinking it would be a useful compromise between SSD and platter. Hasn't helped much in this case, to the best of my knowledge.

So this Seagate is your boot drive? How old is it? Have you run Defraggler to check the health parameters? Can you post a screen shot of Defraggler Health tab? Have you checked fragmentation?

Also how much RAM and what is your processor model(be specific)?

Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.

  

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Mojo2000Wed Jul-18-18 01:01 PM
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Firecuda is boot drive; was bought new in May 2017. CPU is Intel E6500; RAM is 2x2 GB gross before overhead. Below is a DropBox link to the Defraggler screenshot.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jnwvyjccuiun0jb/Defraggler_snapshot180718.png?dl=0

  

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