Not satisfied with Windows 7 performance

I bought a new laptop this summer and got the free Windows 7 upgrade.
I installed it a few days ago and am not satisfied.
The look is amazing, but every program, even those that were designed for Windows 7 (IE8) is stalling and I have to wait for it to
respond.
It is so bad that I am borrowing a Mac to post this question.
I know that people complained about Vista, but I loved it...so what do I do to make Windows 7 work? My computer exceeded the min.
req.....I have installed all updates and still can't get
it to work right.
I am very close to just using the restore CD's and going back to Vista, but I would rather get Windows 7 to function properly.

Solutions to the Problem Not satisfied with Windows 7 performance


Hi Megaman86.1,

Thank you for using Microsoft Windows Forum.
 Make sure that all the drivers for the device is upto date.

I would recommend you the below methods:
 
Method 1:
 
Boot the computer in safe mode and check if the computer performance has improved.
These options load a minimal set of drivers.
You can use these options to start Windows.  Steps to boot the computer in safe mode environment are

i.                   Restart the computer
ii.                  Start tapping F8 key
iii.                 You will get advanced boot option window
iv.                 Using the arrow key select the option “Safe mode”
 
Method 2:
 
If the performance has improved then some third party software might be causing the issue, boot the computer in clean boot and check which third party software is causing the problem.
To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start Windows
7 by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs.
This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.
Steps to perform clean boot and check if you have the issue.
 
i.                  Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
ii.                  If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or  click Continue.
iii.                On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
iv.                Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
v.                 Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and       then click Disable All.
vi.                Click OK.
vii.               When you are prompted, click Restart.
viii.              After the computer starts, check whether the problem is resolved.
 
If the issue is resolved check which third party is causing the problem, referring the link given below:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135  

 
Reset the computer to start as usual
After you have finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start as usual:

i.        Click Start, type msconfig.exe in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
ii.       If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
iii.      On the General tab, click the Normal Startup option, and then click OK.
iv.      When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Restart.
 
Links which will help in improving performance of the computer
Ways to improve your computer’s performance
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Ways-to-improve-your-computers-performance 

Explore the features: Performance
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/performance.aspx

 

Ragards,
Azeez Nadeem - Microsoft Support


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