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Slow OS after running an incompatible program.

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    Slow OS after running an incompatible program.


    Okay i have windows 8 pro, my pc is very fast 4 gb ram dual core with very good graphics card, its a gaming pc.

    I installed windows 8 and i mainly dj on it, so i run some programs (traktor pro) and even after closing them windows starts being so slow and sticky, windows explorer stops responding, start screen freezes etc... plz help Thanx

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    Go back to windows 7, sorted!
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    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by shanerlb View Post
    Go back to windows 7, sorted!
    No! have no time to do all this again! No!
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    Typically the problem heard over and over. I too have such problems.

    Windows 8 is very sophisticated, advanced and unfriendly to other software. It's partly due to the 64 bit and a lot to do with incompatibility. Your best bet now is to uninstall the offensive software. Most probably some aspect is jamming gates in the CPU.


    This occurs all too often with routers, network adapters, vendors website downloads and many others. Frequently the problem can be cured by finding updates for the offensive trouble makers. Even in the case of my Adobe Reader, I couldn't download a manual from a manufacturer until I updated Adobe Reader.

    Of course you can also reset your computer to an earlier date before the problem appeared.

    Should also mention the possibility of some worm or virus requiring a scan and cleanup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wetibbe View Post
    Typically the problem heard over and over. I too have such problems.

    Windows 8 is very sophisticated, advanced and unfriendly to other software. It's partly due to the 64 bit and a lot to do with incompatibility. Your best bet now is to uninstall the offensive software. Most probably some aspect is jamming gates in the CPU.


    This occurs all too often with routers, network adapters, vendors website downloads and many others. Frequently the problem can be cured by finding updates for the offensive trouble makers. Even in the case of my Adobe Reader, I couldn't download a manual from a manufacturer until I updated Adobe Reader.

    Of course you can also reset your computer to an earlier date before the problem appeared.

    Should also mention the possibility of some worm or virus requiring a scan and cleanup.

    Okay thannx i will be waiting for this application's W8 support
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    You can check even viewer -> windows logs for errors, that happened when you started, used and closed your program, also you can check task manager for cpu/hdd/ram usage when running program and when you close program. Plus you can try to run traktor with windows 7 compatibility mode and monitor, if your pc has same bad things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo9887 View Post
    Okay i have windows 8 pro, my pc is very fast 4 gb ram dual core with very good graphics card, its a gaming pc.

    I installed windows 8 and i mainly dj on it, so i run some programs (traktor pro) and even after closing them windows starts being so slow and sticky, windows explorer stops responding, start screen freezes etc... plz help Thanx
    Start with simple things that might work: system restore especially if you know about when your problem began and sfc /scannow (may need to run multiple times--say 3).

    No luck with those attempts. Try creating a new user account of the same type with which you typically login. Copy everything you will need to the new account (from C: > Users > Old User Account) if the new account works. Then, delete the old account. You can go back to the original user name similarly. Before you do so, make sure that deleting the original user account also deleted that users folder in C: > Users. Sometimes this folder does not get deleted. If not, then going back to the original user name creates a minor only superficial "problem." To delete the folder, you may have to take ownership. I would not go back the original user name using any other procedure.

    Don't use the problem programs any more--except maybe in compatibility mode--assuming your weren't.
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Slow OS after running an incompatible program.
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