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by 10finch46 / December 25, 2008 11:04 AM PST

We are using the XP O/S for web site development, but find working with ColdFusion and DreamWeaver VERY slow.
Executive software?s Diskeeper automatically runs every night and we have 25% of free space.
The computer has 3600 of ram memory
The XP firewall is turned off.

Any suggestion on how to have a faster system, instead of rebooting the computer twice a day would be appreciated.

The same slowness occurs on the graphic machine using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.


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Have you made this a warranty issue?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2008 2:14 AM PST
In reply to: XP O/S VERY Slow

Sometimes you call the machines maker and find out they have a new bios, patch or driver. Then again this is Windows so being what it is you just reboot during the day and carry on. Here the reboot is under 1 minute so I can do that during a coffee break.

There are newer faster machines with Quad Core, more GHz and RAID drives. Is this issue pressing enough to move to better faster gear?

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Improve development speed
by 10finch46 / December 26, 2008 12:07 PM PST

We are thinking of trying Windows Server 2003 Web Edition, 32-bit version as every thing we have tried until now has brought no results except extra coffee breaks.

The person using this machine is on holidays until Jan 12th.

Any coments on trying Windows Server 2003?

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I can assure you that 2003 is slower still.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2008 12:16 AM PST

I do run into a pirate version of that far too often. I find that a little annoying since there is nothing we can do for those machines. We have to hand the machine back and say sorry a lot.

Server 2003 is slower, pickier about drivers and harder to support. I would not run this for a desktop PC.

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xp very slow
by chipshot2700 / December 26, 2008 4:49 AM PST
In reply to: XP O/S VERY Slow

I just installed Ashampoo Windows Optimizer6 which is a "FREE" Optimizer, with no gimmicks and it has dramatically speeded up my OS which is XP Home Premium. Well worth taking a look at.Chipshot

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Using most similar softwares as Ashampoo Windows Optimizer6
by 10finch46 / December 26, 2008 12:13 PM PST
In reply to: xp very slow

Thank you for your suggestion but we have complete software packages that are similar to the contents of Ashampoo.

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