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Windows 8 and speed/adobe

by ckssbrown / December 27, 2012 9:16 PM PST

I just purchased a Dell 23 inch touch screen. It has windows 8 and 6 mg ram, 1 tb hard drive. My problem is it is slower than my old desktop, and for some reason I cant get abobe flash to load? I am not a computer person so I always go here for help. A friend said it is slow because the updates are constant on windows 8 and I can stop them to speed up the computer but he wasnt sure how to do it. Help?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2012 2:50 AM PST

Certainly sounds like a warranty issue. If Dell can't straighten this out, a return is best.

Just sharing. A few relatives have gone down the Windows 8 road. About half have returned the PC and went back to Windows 7. Microsoft blew it on this one. Folk are voting now on them being so pushy on the changes.

And Microsoft has lost the top 2 dogs that gave us this one.

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I'm no fan of Windows 8 but,...
by wpgwpg / December 28, 2012 3:07 AM PST

... when I installed Windows 8 about a week ago, there were about 40 updates. If it's updates that're slowing you down, I'd let them finish and then see what happens to performance. You can see the progress of the updates by selecting Windows Update from the Start menu. I haven't run into the Adobe problems.
In case you haven't noticed, MS in its wisdom, decided to remove the games from Windows 8. They have some free ones you can download from the app store, but they only run in full screen single thread mode. I've found 123free Solitaire a good alternative for the Solitaire type games (Freecell, Spider, etc.). You can download and run it free. If you download Classic Start, that will give you the traditional Start button back. It's free, and I found it extremely beneficial.
Good luck.

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