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Brand new laptop: Very slow and / or unresponsive....

  1. #31


    What does Task Manager, Performance tab look like? Post a screen shot.

    I have 5GB Ram and mine looks like this, W7 Pro X64:

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  2. #32


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    What does Task Manager, Performance tab look like? Post a screen shot.

    I have 5GB Ram and mine looks like this, W7 Pro X64:

    Click image for larger version
    It was horrible lol
    I got rid of 8. Last night around midnight it started giving me WiFi problems which continued throughout today until i just couldn't use the WiFi anymore. Reset the system back to factory and it started working again. Then i used 8 long enough to get 7.

    Now i'm running 7. So far no problems like what i had with 8.
    According to the performance tab on 7, It's at least using a lot more RAM than 8 was showing. 8 would never show anything more than 3.89GB useable. At least now i can see 7 is using usually between 1.whatever and 2.whatever GB of ram, But less than 3GB.

    The CPU still bounces around even on 7 but whatever, It runs better than 8 did so far.
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  3. #33


    finland
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    donīt use Dell Update utility, use driver genius 14 its allways accurate with the drivers for hardware i use it to and it never let me down
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by Snuggles View Post
    donīt use Dell Update utility, use driver genius 14 its allways accurate with the drivers for hardware i use it to and it never let me down
    That's $30 for a program you don't need. Let Windows Update take care of your drivers. If, after all have been applied, you still have a problem, get the driver from the Dell site.
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  5. #35


    finland
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    windows update does not update all your drivers
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  6. #36


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Snuggles View Post
    windows update does not update all your drivers
    Hopefully not, no. You would never want that to happen and it is not how it works. You only want drivers that work with your hardware on your operating system. You do not want the latest linux drivers for ARM if you are running 8.1 on a Dell.

    A better idea though is to take the MS drivers supplied through Windows update first and (as ZTrucker said) only update any missing or outdated ones from the manufacturers website if you need to.

    If you want though you can send me (or someone else) $29.99 and details of your system and I'll download the missing ones from dell.com and forward them to you saving you $0.01.
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  7. #37


    Quote Originally Posted by Snuggles View Post
    windows update does not update all your drivers
    Agreed, that's why I said " If, after all have been applied, you still have a problem, get the driver from the Dell site. "
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