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Old 11-11-2007
Aaron
 

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running slow / Vista Ultimate
My machine is running slow and it's not supposed to. I was wondering what
services or processes I could safety stop to get more speed.

Thanks,

Aaron
Maple Valley, WA

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Old 11-11-2007
Richard G. Harper
 

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Re: running slow / Vista Ultimate
Why not instead find out why it's running so slowly? Check with Task
Manager to see if anything's running and chowing down CPU cycles. What
started the slowness and what happens if you un-do that?

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"Aaron" <aaron-davis@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> My machine is running slow and it's not supposed to. I was wondering what
> services or processes I could safety stop to get more speed.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Aaron
> Maple Valley, WA
>


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Old 11-13-2007
Rabbit
 

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Re: running slow / Vista Ultimate
I installed QuickTime and iTunes (Business x64 w/ 4 x 500GB and 6GB RAM,
Quad Xeon)

Afterward, I could hear the disk drives churning and a lot of activity.
Looking for something in Task Manager for what or who was indexing,
searching, it wasn't using more than 1-3% cpu and no clue which. Seems like
it would be more obvious.

I hope I don't find that QT and iTunes have "taken over" all media files.

Any idea?


"Richard G. Harper" <rgharper@email.com> wrote in message
news:6A5D3DE5-F75D-4703-AD4F-16F9AC85859D@microsoft.com...
> Why not instead find out why it's running so slowly? Check with Task
> Manager to see if anything's running and chowing down CPU cycles. What
> started the slowness and what happens if you un-do that?
>
> --
> Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] rgharper@gmail.com
> * NEW! Catch my blog ... http://msmvps.com/blogs/rgharper/
> * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
> * The Website - http://rgharper.mvps.org/
> * HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
> "Aaron" <aaron-davis@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:6448AC8B-93A5-4884-A2DF-5A6C391188BC@microsoft.com...
>> My machine is running slow and it's not supposed to. I was wondering
>> what services or processes I could safety stop to get more speed.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Aaron
>> Maple Valley, WA
>>

>


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Old 11-14-2007
Richard G. Harper
 

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Re: running slow / Vista Ultimate
What does Task Manager say? When you show all processes, what's taking up
CPU cycles?

--
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"Rabbit" <white.rabbitt@alice.wonderland.com> wrote in message
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>I installed QuickTime and iTunes (Business x64 w/ 4 x 500GB and 6GB RAM,
>Quad Xeon)
>
> Afterward, I could hear the disk drives churning and a lot of activity.
> Looking for something in Task Manager for what or who was indexing,
> searching, it wasn't using more than 1-3% cpu and no clue which. Seems
> like it would be more obvious.
>
> I hope I don't find that QT and iTunes have "taken over" all media files.
>
> Any idea?
>
>
> "Richard G. Harper" <rgharper@email.com> wrote in message
> news:6A5D3DE5-F75D-4703-AD4F-16F9AC85859D@microsoft.com...
>> Why not instead find out why it's running so slowly? Check with Task
>> Manager to see if anything's running and chowing down CPU cycles. What
>> started the slowness and what happens if you un-do that?
>>
>> --
>> Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] rgharper@gmail.com
>> * NEW! Catch my blog ... http://msmvps.com/blogs/rgharper/
>> * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
>> * The Website - http://rgharper.mvps.org/
>> * HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>
>>
>> "Aaron" <aaron-davis@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:6448AC8B-93A5-4884-A2DF-5A6C391188BC@microsoft.com...
>>> My machine is running slow and it's not supposed to. I was wondering
>>> what services or processes I could safety stop to get more speed.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Aaron
>>> Maple Valley, WA
>>>

>>

>


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