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Aug 9, 2011

Reasons of Windows 7 Slow Performance

The article intends to educate customers about reasons that cause Windows 7 to perform slowly. The information has been compiled from various sources and is only for informational purposes. Other than the causes described in this article, your computer may perform slow due to internal technical glitches or unintentionally designed flaws in the operating system.

Windows 7, the most sought operating system among Windows and even Non-Windows users, has changed the computing experience of users who were frustrated with Windows Vista or upgraded from Windows XP or earlier versions. Though Windows 7 comprises a host of new features, updates, and tools etc., it tends to show its darker side by frequently performing slow. We all know that no hardware or software in this world is free from technical errors. Windows 7 is therefore no exception.

Are you one of those users who are facing slow performance issue in your Windows 7? Do you want to know what can cause it to behave like that? If yes, then the article is for you. Below are the common reasons due to which Windows 7 performs sluggish:

Faulty hardware piece attached to the computer – It often happens that a piece of hardware starts malfunctioning suddenly due to a number of reasons. You might not come to know about the hardware problem as it may not be apparent. You may only find your PC performing slow or behaving eerily. You can identify the hardware issue by rebooting your computer in the Safe Mode. Since Windows loads without drivers and software etc. in Safe Mode, you will get to know if it’s a hardware or software issue.

Corrupted/faulty driver(s) – Drivers are small applications (software) that establish interaction between a hardware and software. These drivers always need to be updated with latest updates whenever these are available. Often, drivers go missing or corrupted due to several reasons such as virus infections, upgrading or updating Windows or hardware etc. To get rid of this problem, replace the faulty or damaged driver with new one. It is recommended to install the latest and compatible drivers for Windows and update them regularly. You can your hardware vendor’s website for drivers. You can also check Microsoft’s website for the list the compatible drivers with your hardware.

Virus infections – Did you ever imagine that viruses, spyware, malware like infections can ever make your Windows 7 perform slowly? If you never, then you must know that infections do make your computer behave oddly, slow performance is one among these odd behavior symptoms. These infections when enter your computer, eat up the memory of your computer, corrupt the files, load it with more viruses, spyware infections etc., and thus cause it to perform sluggish or shutdown, reboot in a continuous loop. It is recommended to run the full system scan from your antivirus program. If it finds infections in the scan results, command it to remove the infections. You should also update your antivirus program on a regular basis.

Software slagheap – Though Windows 7 is designed to run lots of and heavy applications simultaneously, however if you run more than required applications, you may find it performing sluggish. For example, you may have two antivirus programs simultaneously installed and operating in your computer.  To get rid of this problem, you will be required to operate only the programs that you really need on your computer. 

See also:Windows Update: The Best Way to Enhance Your System Performance


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