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Very Slow, and often unresponsive W8 OS

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Very Slow, and often unresponsive W8 OS


    I've recently purchased a Samsung Series 7 all-in-one computer. Having used iMacs all my life, and the need for a Windows computer for programming, I opted for this machine.

    Here is a screenshot of my specs before I continue:

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    At times the system is unresponsive. All I have open is Visual Studio Express 2012 and Chrome with 4 tabs open. When I switch to Visual Studio it has to restart and crashes. The application I'm developing is tiny, so it's not an issue with that. Sometimes when using Chrome if I open a new tab the whole computer will freeze for 20 odd seconds.

    Even when I ctrl+alt+del to open task manager, the task manager takes some time to open.

    I've disabled visual effects, but I've not noticed much difference. It came with 4GB ram, but I got another 4GB to top it up to 8GB.

    In comparison to my 2010 Sony Vaio laptop this computer is much slower. I can't understand why.

    I'm tempted to downgrade to Windows 7 but then I will lose my touch features, and I will have to purchase Windows 7.

    Any ideas on how to fix these issues? I really can't see it being a performance issues as my system specs are far from poor for programming work.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I had crashings with Chrome & IE 10.

    I started using Opera & the crashings stopped.

    The latest Opera version is very stable.

    You could test it to see if it helps your situation.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I had crashings with Chrome & IE 10.

    I started using Opera & the crashings stopped.

    The latest Opera version is very stable.

    You could test it to see if it helps your situation.
    Cheers mate. Did Chrome cause other apps to crash, as in my case with Visual Studio?
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I never noticed.
    I usually had it shut off when working with programs.

    Whenever I used Chrome the computer would freeze up.

    I have all my drivers updated too.
    Outdated drivers can cause problems.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I never noticed.
    I usually had it shut off when working with programs.

    Whenever I used Chrome the computer would freeze up.

    I have all my drivers updated too.
    Outdated drivers can cause problems.
    Ah ok. I would attempt a fresh install, but I didn't get a disk when I bought the computer. I only got it yesterday from PC World. I don't like all the junk that's installed on computers when you buy them from places like PC World.
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Do you have these options:

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  7. #7


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Ooooh. Yes I have those. Will give that a try.
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by geekman View Post
    Ooooh. Yes I have those. Will give that a try.
    Good luck.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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