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My Boot up has become very Slow since Windows Updates.

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    My Boot up has become very Slow since Windows Updates.


    Last night 10 March, I downloaded and Installed all the Important and Recommended Updates. But this morning when I booted up it was SO SLOW before the main Desktop Screen came on.

    Was one or more of these updates affecting boot-up speed, if so what can i do about it. Does anyone else noticed this problem or is it just me.

    Many Thanks

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    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    Try this'
    Click on cog top right hand corner
    Internet Options, then Advanced tab.
    Click on Restore Advanced Settings, OK.
    Restart computer then try loading.
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    Many thanks for your quick response.

    I believe your instruction refers to Windows Internet Explorer, I always use Firefox, so probually it will not help.
    Do you want me to change to IE and try this alteration, please would you advise.

    Thanks ... Bill
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    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by welbeck09 View Post
    Many thanks for your quick response.

    I believe your instruction refers to Windows Internet Explorer, I always use Firefox, so probually it will not help.
    Do you want me to change to IE and try this alteration, please would you advise.
    Thanks ... Bill
    I had the same problem as you on IE this morning and rectified it as already stated.

    I also have Firefox and suggest you try deleting any ADD ONS (if you have any,) one at a time to see if any of them are causing your problem, you can always reinstall them again afterwards.
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    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I'm having the same problem

    Long black screen delay before getting into desktop
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    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 638
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Anyone wanting to test via install, uninstall, disable, then reinstall &/or reEnable FF add-ons [plug-ins], ie XPIs, install and run FEBE backup. It will save all your XPIs i one place. And whenever you need to -- FEBE can reinstall uninstalled XPI[s] right from your hard-drive.,
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    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    Anyone wanting to test via install, uninstall, disable, then reinstall &/or reEnable FF add-ons [plug-ins], ie XPIs, install and run FEBE backup. It will save all your XPIs i one place. And whenever you need to -- FEBE can reinstall uninstalled XPI[s] right from your hard-drive.,
    what exactly are you talking about
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    Thank you Dencal for your support and sound advice.

    I will take a look at the advise you gave me in the morning.

    Once again .. many thanks.
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    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 638
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Quote Originally Posted by jagwar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    Anyone wanting to test via install, uninstall, disable, then reinstall &/or reEnable FF add-ons [plug-ins], ie XPIs, install and run FEBE backup. It will save all your XPIs i one place. And whenever you need to -- FEBE can reinstall uninstalled XPI[s] right from your hard-drive.,
    what exactly are you talking about
    Earlier, a poster wrote: "...I also have Firefox and suggest you try deleting any ADD ONS (if you have any,) one at a time to see if any of them are causing your problem, you can always reinstall them again afterwards..."
    Firefox add-ons are mostly XPI scripts. To delete means later having to go out, hunt 'em down, reinstall the deleted add-ons. Because FEBE also keeps records of bookmarks, preferences, and all add-ons [XPI scripts] -- I figured it would be easier to do a FEBE backup, then disable and/or unistall add-ons. Anything wanted after that testing period -- FEBE can bring same back right from the hard-drive.
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  10. #10


    I don't know what I did but the problem as now disappeared.

    My boot up has gone back to its usual 5-6 seconds.

    Can I thank everyone for their contributions.

    Regards ... Bill
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