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slow compppp after windows update

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by leezso, Oct 21, 2003.

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  1. leezso

    leezso Thread Starter

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    hi all

    sorry to flood this place-- i'm just having crazy problems with my computer.

    i just went to the windowsupdate.microsoft.com site... and my friend told me to DL all the updates.. now my computer is super disgusting slow, and i was wondering what i can do to speed things up?

    thanks
    oxoxox
    liz
     
  2. mykl_c

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    leezso, what's your connection speed to the net (modem, adsl etc)? Which version windows? Anything in particular slow?
    Usually there'll be one update that must be installed seperately to the others (a service pack) - did this happen?
     
  3. leezso

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    hi! yes.. there was a service pack.. was i suppose to go back to the site to DL it?? it says in the add/remove programs that the service pack is in there (windows service pack 4?)

    my connection speed is dsl-- win 2000 pro (oops in wrong forum)

    the things that are slow: accessing control panel.. doing anything on windows bascially except for stuff on the internet. everything is quick. (ie: switching from different MSN windows) even accessing internet explorer is SLOWWW.. what to do?
     
  4. mykl_c

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    sORRY ABOUT SLOW RESPONSE. If the update site suggests the service pack there may have been updates to it after what you have on your pc. Try it anyway.
    How much RAM? Check your virtual memory settings and let us know.
     
  5. Bryan

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    Did you download and install any driver updates at the Windows Update site? They are notoriuos for causing problems. I always suggest people ignore those updates and get any drivers updates from the hardware makers website.
     
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