Intel Core 2 Duo : E8400 @ 3.00 GHz
8 GB RAM
300 GB Western Digital HD, used for Windows and programs only. A second 1TB hard drive for my files.
Hey guys, I've got a doozy here and I'm at my wits end.
First some history: I was using the Windows 7 free trial they had before the official release. It worked perfectly, super fast, and no weird glitches. Once my time ran out I was forced to buy it. I formatted and installed the new one with the exact same hardware. Wow! What a difference, everything was way slower, and I had nothing but weird glitches and terrible performance.
Eventually it got to the point where I would right click a file and a timer would appear and it would just sit there, and eventually bring up a menu after a long period(Hard drive is brand new). So I decided to format and reinstall.
I no longer had those problems, but I had a new problem where if I opened more than 2 Firefox windows everything would slow to a crawl where it took forever just to switch between firefox windows. It seemed like once the page stopped loading it would go back to normal, but as soon as I clicked a link or picture it would freeze up again until it finished loading. I couldn't open bookmarks or do anything within the firefox program.
So I wiped it a THIRD time. Now I seem to be able to use Firefox properly, but now when I watch videos in say, youtube, I can see the video jerk as if my computer isn't fast enough to play it. I notice it more in high def.
I guess the question I wish to pose to you guys is: how can each installation of windows cause different and random problems? If it's hardware related shouldn't the same problems persist? Why did the trial work great, and the official release suck? lol