How do i fix a slow computer after update?

My computer automatically installed Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit. Now it is really slow at stuff it used to do perfectly. Heck, Google Chrome wont even open, and I have to use Task Manager to close most programs.
Corey FelixAsked:
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Corey FelixAuthor Commented:
Update: Antivirus is hanging, Google Chrome is opening after a full five minutes, and Windows wants me to change the color scheme to Windows 7 Basic to improve performance
I'm sure there is many more outstanding patches after SP1.
Keep patching until there will be no more outstanding patches in Windows Updates.
Such behavior after updates is normal, the OS performs post-update tasks after the update. The time it takes to complete highly dependent on available resources.
How long after updating the system it keeps happening? How long did you wait?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Update: Antivirus is hanging,   <-- What Antivirus?  Perhaps there is a newer version out. Windows 7 SP1 does not slow down any properly operating Windows 7 computer. Any Windows 7 computers at our clients is at SP1 and have been for years.
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you can Always do a system restore to get back to the way it was before the update !
Jason CarsonComputer TechnicianCommented:
If all else fails you may have to backup and reinstall Windows.
Corey FelixAuthor Commented:
I have AVG on my computer. It shouldn't just run slow, the installation is only about a month old. It is honestly a pretty crappy machine with only 1gigabyte of ram and a Intel Atom N455 @ 1.67 gigahertz. It is being really unresponsive still. Disc Defrag is also being slow
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Windows 7 on an Atom CPU with 1 GB of ram (I have a similar machine here) is nearly unusable. I can chip answers of granite faster. Can you get a faster computer?

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what about the system restore i suggested?
FYI -  i have a similar mini desktop here - msi dc 110 that runs even windows 10
i must say it has 4 Gb ram, and of course it runs a lot better with an SSD instead of arotating disk
so : can you install more ram? or an SSD ? (but i don't think it's really worth spending money on this pc)
Corey FelixAuthor Commented:
It was nice talking to you all, but I have now gotten a new machine that is lightning fast. I guess I can reinstall windows and sell it or something.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update and a new computer is sure to help
yes - for a couple of months ...
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