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    computer not loading programs


    Hey guys, this is my first ever fourm post so if I'm doing it wrong or in the wrong place I'm sorry!
    I just bought my first computer (24 years old lol) and I have hp. I've had it for a few months and lately when I click to open chrome it won't load, then it starts not loading and program I try and open including control at delete.
    Any clues on what I'm doing wrong?

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    Not doing anything wrong yourself. Chrome probably croaked because of some addon or malware. Uninstall and reinstall it and see what happens.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Do you have it set to autoupdate? Many times browsers go merrily along until the dreaded update. For chrome I found chromium snapshots more fun. You can download zip files and try lots of different builds until you get one that works. Also you can back up the folder with the profile and the exe so it's easy to back off if a newer version breaks it.

    I went back to Firefox after I found a version that ran as fast as chrome using a single exe file. Firefox 27.0 portable(if you can still find it) is really quick. It uses a lot of ram so it's almost like running out of a ram disk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Do you have it set to autoupdate? Many times browsers go merrily along until the dreaded update. For chrome I found chromium snapshots more fun. You can download zip files and try lots of different builds until you get one that works. Also you can back up the folder with the profile and the exe so it's easy to back off if a newer version breaks it.

    I went back to Firefox after I found a version that ran as fast as chrome using a single exe file. Firefox 27.0 portable(if you can still find it) is really quick. It uses a lot of ram so it's almost like running out of a ram disk.
    There's v29 portable too :Firefox Portable 29.0 free download - Software reviews, downloads, news, free trials, freeware and full commercial software - Downloadcrew
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    I think I hit a sweet spot with 27.0 Even 27.01 I didn't like. But I haven't tried any newer. I don't see how it could be faster. 27.0 has cache set to 0 and uses like 2.5 GB ram for 10 Tabs. The only thing FF portable does faster run off a ram disk is loading when the HD is busy.
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