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Windows 8 consumer preview Performance

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    Windows 8 consumer preview Performance

    Hi, I have a compaq presario cq60 notebook with 2.20 GHZ Intel celeron processor and 2 GB of ram. The computer comes with windows 7 but I recently decided to install windows 8 on a partition. This windows 8 partition is the fourth partition since there is a system partition, a recovery partition, and the ordinary c: partition.

    Anyway I installed the windows 8 consumer preview on a 20 GB partition like many sites suggested and I didn't have any problem in doing so. However I have noticed the system is very slow and sometimes it even fails to open apps or even perform internet searches. I assumed this was due to a lack of sytem capabilities from my PC but according to the askvg site (can't post the link)and many other sites my PC should be able to handle it.

    So I began monitoring my task manager on windows 8 and I realized that a process called searchindexer.exe was eating up high percentages of my CPU, around 90% most of the time and if I opened an app that process would still consume all the CPU capabilities that the app doesn't consume. Is anyone else having this problem? Is it my computer? Will the windows performance update fix it?

    Also one more thing I'm having trouble with. I was able to acces my facebook photos from the photos app but even after I managed to transfer some photos from the C: drive the the windows 8 drive and placed them on the pictures library, the photos won't come up on the library. Same happens with the little music I was able to transfer.

    In general I love windows 8, even if I can't really enjoy it yet. But the little that I've been able to use has really satisfied me.

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP

    It sounds to me like there is a driver problem, have a look at the Device Manager to see that everything is okay in there. If you see any little yellow signs, you may have to install the Windows 7 Chipset drivers for your notebook.
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