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Hang problems after installing Vista Service pack 1

by geralda / March 16, 2009 12:58 PM PDT

I have vista home basic and recently installed Service Pack 1.
Now:
1)everything is MUCH SLOWER

2)with most applications(Internet Explorer 7, Windows Mail and most
websites and even Word 2007)the page ghosts out and I get the
message:NOT RESPONDING

3)sometimes when I am typing in Word2007,it will hang in the middle
of a word- most annoying

Any ideas of how to correct this.
Make it simple please, I am a senior and not terribly computer literate.

Thanks, Geralda

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try this .
by Techie_Master / March 16, 2009 10:46 PM PDT

To help the process go a little smoother:
1.) Create a System Restore point as a precautionary measure. (Reverting will remove SP1 if necessary.)
2.) Close any unnecessary software before starting the installation.
3.) Install SP1 from the downloadable version instead of through Windows Update. It's much larger and Microsoft recommends individuals use Windows Update instead, but it's proven to be less problematic.

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Thank you
by geralda / March 17, 2009 9:26 AM PDT
In reply to: try this .

Thanks for your prompt and clear reply.

There is one big problem. I only have dial up service. I took it to a computer place which has broad band and even then it took a very long time to install. It was expensive and I can't afford to do it again at present.

Is there any other thing that I could try?

Thank you. geralda.

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Two things...
by John.Wilkinson / March 17, 2009 11:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you

1.) You can try running System Restore to return your computer to a state prior to SP1's installation, if your restore points are available that far back.

2.) You can download SP1 using a friend's computer, burn it to CD or save it to an external hard drive, and then install it on your computer. The standalone installer does not require downloading directly to your computer like SP1 via Windows Update does.

John

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Thank you
by geralda / March 17, 2009 12:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Two things...

I will try that.

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