[CentOS] OT - Windows slowdown?

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 16 08:10:53 UTC 2008


On Wednesday 16 July 2008 02:03:26 MHR wrote:
> I know this isn't the right forum for this (do I ever!), but you-all know
> so much about everything I thought I'd ask.
>
> About two months ago I resurrected my daughter's Compaq laptop (cracked
> screen - replaced it) and ran an update on it.  It's running Windows XP,
> SP1 (I think), but since the update it has run about 1/3 as fast as it used
> to.
>
> Does anyone know if there was a WXP update that killed performance on
> laptops?  None of my other XP installs, SP1 or SP2, suffers from this.
>
> (Actually, I should say "their other" 'cuz I don't use Windows unless I
> can't avoid it, and then I try to do it on my WXP VM where it's still
> relatively safe.)
>
Applying SP3 to my daughter's laptop has killed performance to the point of 
being almost unusable.  Restore Points seem to be lost, so I can't go back to 
before it.

Anne

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