Windows 7 runs slow right after clean install
Posted on 2010-03-26
I had great experience so far with Win7 on dozens of pcs. Today, I installed it on a Dell Latitude D531 (2yr old laptop), and it runs a bit slow. Please help me to figure this one out...
Dual core AMD TK-57 1.9Ghz
Why "i think" it's slow:
-Windows takes 2-3minutes to fully load, I only have Office installed on it, YIM, and all updates
- Firefox takes 20 seconds to load the first time
- Shouldn't a newly formatted laptop work faster than that!?
What I've done:
I used a clean retail Windows 7 64bit cd
Downloaded all updates for WIndows and Office
Switched WIndows from "best appearance" mode to "best performance"
Are the hardware requirements on this laptop simply a bit too weak? If so, what would be a rule of thumb to choose between installing Windows XP or 7?
Not a best fit for 64bit OS?
Would it work better with a 32bit Win7?