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Installing Win 7 slowed down my computer

by Sakhar / May 29, 2015 4:48 AM PDT

I installed Windows 7 operating system on my Dell Dimension E510 computer and it really runs slow. The computer has 4 gb memory and has CCleaner, Spybot, AVG and Malware bytes installed. These antivirus programs are also installed in my other computer, a Dimension 9150, running Win XP operating system and the speed is not affected.
How can I increase the speed on the computer running Win 7?

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XP does run "faster" than 7.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 5:24 AM PDT

7 has many effects like Aero and more that we would have to turn off. Also, Microsoft's stock install may and here omits all the drivers and apps I need to get back to full speed.

Next, if I have this on my old 512MB laptop, XP wins again.

Not much new going on here.

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Dell seems to have it covered driver wise.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 6:31 AM PDT
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did you install dell win7 drivers
by renegade600 / May 29, 2015 5:39 AM PDT

did you go to dells website, download the proper win7 driver and install them? also if you just installed win7, search indexing could be running in the background slowing down your computer. It will take a day or so until it is completed, depending on how full the drive is.

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Dell does not support Win 7 for the E510 computer
by Sakhar / May 30, 2015 1:06 AM PDT

I went to the Dell site to see if I could download the win 7 driver for my Dimension E510 computer as suggested. It turns out that Dell does not support win 7 operating system for the E510 computer. So I guess it's either going back to the XP operating system or replace my E510 computer.
Thanks, guys, for all your help.

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From memory the non-support is the video area.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2015 2:19 AM PDT

One could pop in a cheap video card. I've seen the usual 5450 for 20 to 30 bucks.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2015 2:40 AM PDT

When I want to run 7 anyway I get get SPECCY so I know what's in the box. I think folk today don't want to do the work or want others to do it for them.

In that case, Linux.

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