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Apr 10, 2021 14:56:57   #
rfmaude41 Loc: Lancaster, Texas (DFW area)
 
Just upgraded this computer from Win7 SP1; startup time is UNBEARABLE.

Description Win7 Win10
_____________________ _________________ _____________________________
Memory Leak Yes Fixed
Startup Tim 2 1/2 Minutes 9 - 10 Minutes (4 times Slower)
Mouse jumps Around Yes Fixed

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix these problems, particularly the startup time. Only real changes were the
addition of my Wacom tablet (large), but even with it disconnected, the startup times reman the same. Any advice,
greatly appreciated.

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Apr 10, 2021 15:01:15   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
How old is the computer?

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Apr 10, 2021 15:04:02   #
Rongnongno Loc: FL
 
DirtFarmer wrote:
How old is the computer?

If windows 7.... OLD.

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Apr 10, 2021 15:09:12   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
If it was a Win 7 when new than the problem is probably that the computer is old, slow and probably not enough RAM.
Win 10 is a much larger more complex program and needs a lot of power and resources.

Just exactly what are the specs of the computer?

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Apr 10, 2021 15:15:34   #
lamiaceae Loc: San Luis Obispo County, CA
 
rfmaude41 wrote:
Just upgraded this computer from Win7 SP1; startup time is UNBEARABLE.

Description Win7 Win10
_____________________ _________________ _____________________________
Memory Leak Yes Fixed
Startup Tim 2 1/2 Minutes 9 - 10 Minutes (4 times Slower)
Mouse jumps Around Yes Fixed

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix these problems, particularly the startup time. Only real changes were the
addition of my Wacom tablet (large), but even with it disconnected, the startup times reman the same. Any advice,
greatly appreciated.
Just upgraded this computer from Win7 SP1; startup... (show quote)


How old is the PC and how much RAM? I new pc with Win 10 should run well. Perhaps too many start up apps running in back ground. Clean install or as replacement for win 7?

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Apr 10, 2021 15:21:52   #
joer Loc: Northern Illinois
 
rfmaude41 wrote:
Just upgraded this computer from Win7 SP1; startup time is UNBEARABLE.

Description Win7 Win10
_____________________ _________________ _____________________________
Memory Leak Yes Fixed
Startup Tim 2 1/2 Minutes 9 - 10 Minutes (4 times Slower)
Mouse jumps Around Yes Fixed

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix these problems, particularly the startup time. Only real changes were the
addition of my Wacom tablet (large), but even with it disconnected, the startup times reman the same. Any advice,
greatly appreciated.
Just upgraded this computer from Win7 SP1; startup... (show quote)


For the slow start up: Open Task Manager, go to Start UP and disable all but the security and your screen calibration (no impact on programs). Reboot and observe the change. If it didn't change much get a new computer.

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Apr 10, 2021 15:25:01   #
jdmiles Loc: Texas
 
You didn't say how it performs when is is up. Is that acceptable?
Search for the Startup App and open it. You can turn off or delay these apps.
9-10 minutes does seem like a lot but it is not as important as how it behaves when started. I would go through each program and how it performs and if it has an upgrade.
You can also start the task manager and see what is using the resources.

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Apr 10, 2021 17:00:19   #
Indi Loc: Long Island, NY
 
Do you have any external drives attached?
Do you have a lot of fonts installed?

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Apr 10, 2021 17:10:06   #
Drbobcameraguy Loc: Eaton Ohio
 
rfmaude41 wrote:
Just upgraded this computer from Win7 SP1; startup time is UNBEARABLE.

Description Win7 Win10
_____________________ _________________ _____________________________
Memory Leak Yes Fixed
Startup Tim 2 1/2 Minutes 9 - 10 Minutes (4 times Slower)
Mouse jumps Around Yes Fixed

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix these problems, particularly the startup time. Only real changes were the
addition of my Wacom tablet (large), but even with it disconnected, the startup times reman the same. Any advice,
greatly appreciated.
Just upgraded this computer from Win7 SP1; startup... (show quote)


Please post your system specs and I will see if I can help. Thanks Bob

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Apr 10, 2021 17:14:16   #
larryepage Loc: North Texas (Dallas area)
 
rfmaude41 wrote:
Just upgraded this computer from Win7 SP1; startup time is UNBEARABLE.

Description Win7 Win10
_____________________ _________________ _____________________________
Memory Leak Yes Fixed
Startup Tim 2 1/2 Minutes 9 - 10 Minutes (4 times Slower)
Mouse jumps Around Yes Fixed

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix these problems, particularly the startup time. Only real changes were the
addition of my Wacom tablet (large), but even with it disconnected, the startup times reman the same. Any advice,
greatly appreciated.
Just upgraded this computer from Win7 SP1; startup... (show quote)


If you did not add memory, I'd suggest starting there. 4gB is pretty much the starting point for Windows 10, before running much of anything else. And how full is your system disk? There may be other things going on, like driver incompatibilities, but I'd look at memory and disk space first.

I've been able to successfully update some surprisingly old machines, but there are no guarantees when machines get to be 8 or 9 years old.

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Apr 11, 2021 00:20:10   #
wide2tele Loc: Australia
 
It is most likely the speed of your computer. Do you know specs?
The biggest difference in changing your issues would come from using a SSD drive. This would drastically decrease boot times. In saying this, if it's an old enough system, it may not be able to take "full" advantage of the SSD's transfer speeds.

Best option with what you currently have, turn off all startup processes that are not required.

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Apr 11, 2021 07:04:13   #
LenCreate
 
I upgraded the hard drive to an SSD in an old desktop that originated with Windows 7 and also increased RAM. Startup is much faster.

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Apr 11, 2021 08:45:17   #
larryepage Loc: North Texas (Dallas area)
 
nobler wrote:
I've been messing with computers since 1972 (that was a PDP11). One thing I'm sure of, you should never "upgrade" the OS on a computer that is working and useful. If you want to mess with the latest mess from Microsoft, get that OS on a new computer. That way, you'll still have the old computer to fall back on, and you can ease into the new one at your own pace.

That said, I've had a state of the art "new'" Win10Pro PC with a top of the line AMD Ryzen processor, Samsung 970-Pro NVMe SSD, and 64GB of DDR4 RAM for almost 18 months, and I still f*cking hate the poor excuse for an OS and have barely used it. To paraphrase Thom Hogan, they moved my cheese, bread, and mayo, and made it dam-near useless. If I had "upgraded" my Win7Pro machine by overwriting the OS with Win10, I'd presently be miserable AND out of business.

IMAO, they changed Winblows so much and obsoleted so many of my tools, that it would be easier to learn a new OS, which is probably why I've been using Linux so much since last year.

But of course, you *could* just reload the image you made of your C: drive before you ran the upgrade. You did image your C: drive before the upgrade, right?
I've been messing with computers since 1972 (that ... (show quote)


However helpful one might be intending to be, it is hard to see how a sarcastic lecture on what a person "might" have done or perhaps even "should" have done is perceived to be helpful in a situation like this.

And to others, no, Windows 10 is really not a huge step backward. It is, in fact another step to providing a "real" operating system. And much of what is inconvenient about it has been made necessary by the way we have chosen to use our computers in such a connected environment coupled with the existence of so many unscrupulous people who are using that connectedness to their benefit and everyone else's detriment.

Change isn't easy for many of us. My dad, who is 94, still rants almost daily over the limitations he faces because he can't load new programs on his computer, which he demands remain on Windows XP. He can't even add a new printer...no drivers, and no Internet to find and install them if there were.

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Apr 11, 2021 10:15:32   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
I have a 11 year old labtop that Microsoft said it was compatible with Win10 & offered to update a few years back. It was slower & gets slower with every update & finally said it can't be updated any further. If I had to guess, it takes about two minutes or more for the start-up. Logging on to the internet & moving between different websites is pretty slow also. Fortunate for me I had purchased a desktop pc just for photography which is what I use for everything now. Eventually when travel opens up, I'll most likely get a labtop or Ipad Pro for when I am not home.
Just a guess not knowing what you are using, time to upgrade. One fact about computers, software &, electronics, it's only a matter of time...

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Apr 11, 2021 10:56:12   #
jerold222 Loc: Southern Minnesota
 
LenCreate wrote:
I upgraded the hard drive to an SSD in an old desktop that originated with Windows 7 and also increased RAM. Startup is much faster.


That is the trick to speeding things up. Get something like a crucial SSD. Installation is pretty straight forward. I did this with several old computers.

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