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Default Dell mini 1012 - Really slow - 02-24-2010, 09:02 AM

Hi all, newbie here

I have just got myself a new dell mini 1012 and after a couple of installations (Google chrome browser, shockwave/flash player plugins) the system seems to have gone really slow for some reason. I am sure its not supposed to be that way.

Any tips? Would upgrading RAM and installing Windows 7 help? If so how.

Also, is it possible to restore it back to how it came?

BTW, its running on a Windows XP SP3. I have not installed/updated any drivers.

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Default 02-24-2010, 01:08 PM

Yea. It's kinda slow. It takes a couple of seconds before it open a program/app. I already ordered 2gb of ram to upgrade my mini 1012 memory. I hope this will help to load faster. I already upgraded my OS to Windows 7 home premium.
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Default 03-10-2010, 06:39 PM

My 1012 came with McAfee installed. A couple of years ago I dumped them in favor of Kaspersky as McAfee security was a resource hog & slowed down my systems greatly. (My 87 year old Mother started complaining that her computer that she just used to surf & email was really slow.)

I've still got the McAfee installed that came with the 1012 & don't know if they've improved over the last year or 2 but wonder if the sluggish performance is really due to this app instead of the Dell 1012. Any thoughts ??
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Default 03-10-2010, 07:40 PM

X2 on the McAfee / Norton AV....

They are really getting piggish with the code / performance...

I use AVG free version, and it's only slow when it's running the scan, and works very well... it can be configured to run daily at a pre-determined time... It also has e-mail and MSOffice scanners under custom install...

Not sure if AVG works with OSX...


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Default 03-11-2010, 12:55 AM

Norton is really very good - one of the best in terms of performance nowadays. McAfee is one of the worst.


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Cool 03-11-2010, 04:04 PM

ESET NOD32 Smart Security is also good and very little overhead..doesnt slow the system down at all. you dont even know its there..


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Default 03-12-2010, 04:14 AM

I just ordered a 1012 from the outlet..I hope it's not slower than my HPMini110. I was planning on switching over to the 1012, if performance is better.

EDIT: My HPMini110 is running W7 Ultimate and ESET Smart Security...It runs surprisingly well.


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Default 03-18-2010, 11:53 PM

uhm, i have a 1012 , with 2gb 40gb SSD , on winseven business , well, i did not feel any slow.

just a little bit when internet + filming HD 720.

can i try starcraft 2 with ?
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Default 03-19-2010, 03:58 PM

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Norton is really very good - one of the best in terms of performance nowadays. McAfee is one of the worst.
Can't dispute McAfee consensus. Very disappointed in them. However, Norton has much for which to atone. I was originally a fan, but years of bloat, conflict, and being the source of much chagrin on PCs now keeps me away from it and most Symantec products. Even today, the lighter-weight footprint of their AV and security suite still is a pain.

I pretty much resent all bundled security suites and resent them all the more when they come pre-loaded on computers. Try uninstalling a Norton product from the Add/Remove or Uninstall/Change Program menus and enjoy the ride. All programs should be required to uninstall here if requested. I found out I needed to remove the program from their OWN Uninstall executable from within the Start menu. I guess I should feel lucky I didn't need to download a Norton removal tool that was required for years to remove Norton products.


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Default 03-19-2010, 05:16 PM

My experience is that the current Norton products are excellent.


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