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  • Started 1 year ago by Antisis
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Antisis
Posts: 8

Hi

I wondering if anybody can help me...

I have been told by a brother that I need to find the Windows Vista files on my computer and delete them. My pc is running windows 7, but its running very very slow, there's no virus's or malware. My brother has just sorted out my mothers pc as it was doing the same thing, once he deleted the Win Vista files its been running perfectly. Its only been going slow ever since I put Win 7 on pc.
I would get my brother to have a look but he lives down in London.

Please help me. Iv installed OverDisk, but im still not sure which files i need to delete

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Antisis hi. How can you have Vista files on a W7 computer ?

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vistamike
vistamike
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Was this an upgrade to win 7 from Vista? If so then you should find a windows.old folder.
Deleting that won't speed up your machine.
If the machine came with win 7 then there will be no reference to Vista at all.
Can you post make and model specs including installed ram please.

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Ruja
Posts: 230

You brother can help you with TeamViewer:
http://www.teamviewer.com

You can donwload the installer and select "Run" instead of "Install", with the same program your brother will be able to control your computer and help you.

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Antisis
Posts: 8

sorry i forgot to mention, yes i have upgraded it to windows 7 from vista.

http://tinypic.com/m/foqeyo/3

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vistamike
vistamike
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Ok, for the moment please do not delete windows.old file.
As Ruja pointed out above you could remote connect with your brother.
It is quite possible that the slowness might be driver issues in win 7.

Please post your machine specs, Make & model, and installed ram.
Are you 32 bit or 64 bit win 7?
Knowing this we might be able to find the Win 7 drivers for you.

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Antisis ,

Just how slow is slow ?

Did this slowness happen after installing software or right after the upgrade ?

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Antisis
Posts: 8

I think its a 32 bit... It only went slow ever since i installed the win 7 software.

I struggles to load up programs.
i have hardly anything on my pc, mainly just the basic stuff you get with it, but my hard drive is full. I store programs, pics, music etc. on my external hard drive

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Hermitt
Hermitt
Posts: 1310

Here's the info from Antisis's link above.

Jim

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Always Best to do a Clean Install using Upgrade Media for both Windows 7 and 8.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....rsion.html

With 8 you'll have to do a Automated Telephone Activation and the answer to the last question is always ONE
no matter the situation.

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Rick is absolutely right. Make a clean install and your problems will be gone.

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Antisis
Posts: 8

Thx for the help, ill let you know if i get it sorted

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