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    Question System seems slow after last week's critical updates?

    I have an Acer Extensa EX4420-5239 notebook, Windows Vista home premium, 2 Gb ram, 120GB HDD, AMD Athlon X2 TK-57 1.9GHz Processor.

    I have had it for 1 year 8 months.
    I'm using MS Security Essentials. I update weekly.
    I have run a full scan, but no viruses or spy-ware detected.

    My notebook appears to be running slower after last weeks critical updates (17 ) were installed.

    Does anyone else have the same? Maybe it's just my perception?

    Mike D

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    I see no reports of issues with last Microsoft updates on vista. Have you run any cleaning programs to remove temp files, cookies? Have you defraged the computer? Might be time to do those things.

    Need help. Let us know.

    Ccleaner instruction:

    http://www.help2go.com/Tutorials/Pro..._Tutorial.html
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    Thank you Zep, no I haven't run Cookie Cleaner in a while so maybe it's due as you suggest.

    Thanks again.

    Mike D

    Quote Originally Posted by zep516 View Post
    I see no reports of issues with last Microsoft updates on vista. Have you run any cleaning programs to remove temp files, cookies? Have you defraged the computer? Might be time to do those things.

    Need help. Let us know.

    Ccleaner instruction:

    Help2Go - free computer help and advice - CCleaner Tutorial

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    Oh Boy!,

    Yes I would run it. Then click Start >Programs >Accessories >System Tools> Disk clean up. Run that too! Empty the recycle bin too. Then back to System tools and do a defrag.

    Consider looking at this tool also:

    StartUpLite: Malwarebytes

    Another good cleaner is :

    Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune to your Desktop from here ATF-Cleaner.exe - www.atribune.org

    Note: Vista users must use Run As Administrator
    • Under Main: Select Files to Delete choose: Select All.
    • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
    • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords click No at the prompt
    If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords click No at the prompt
    • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
    This tool may cause the computer to boot slower don’t worry it will return to normal after a few reboots.
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    The recycle bin is empty, I do that regularly, but the disk defrag and disk clean up haven't been done in a while either.

    Will do tonight!

    and how about rebuilding the swap file to clean it up?
    Mike D

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    ok looks like we cross posted. Look at my reply again above.

    Thanks,

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    Should I rebuild the swap file, to clean that up?

    Mike D

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    Lets follow all the instructions given first. Then see how the computer is running. Then we can address any additional issues.




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    OK, will do. Thanks

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    Default System speed seems slow after MS Critcal updates (Vista 32 Home prem) Acer Notebook

    I ran C Cleaner, System Disk Cleanup, defragged both C (system drive) & D (data) partitions.

    I rebooted the notebook & it runs ok, will have to see if its any faster or not.

    re: StartUpLite: Malwarebytes I've read a number of Vista (speedup) articles that mention turning off unnecessary apps at start up.

    My problem is I don't know whats not required.
    In the lower right corner tray I see:
    Realtek Sound/speaker vol
    Pointer device for mouse/finger pad
    Wireless network
    MS Security Essentials
    Acer Power management
    USB drive (I'm using a USB memory stick to reduce drive access/speed up the notebook

    Mike D)

    I have turned off file indexing (previously) & Vista Aero display feature.

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