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bx5bma
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Registered: ‎01-06-2008
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
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8979a29

Hi, I bought an 8979A29 in September.  It runs really slow.  It has 975mb ram and 146 gb harddrive.  It always sounds as if there is a program running in the background.  Do I need to disable windows defender?  Thanks, bx5bma

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RealBlackStuff
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Registered: ‎11-24-2007
Location: Mt. Cobb, PA USA
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Re: 8979a29

1GB memory for Windows Vista is at the lower end. Adding another 1GB should see quite an improvement.
Since you run Vista Business, you probably got a set of XP restore disks in case you want to downgrade.
XP will run a lot smoother on your machine.
Before you do that, make a set of Restore disks, using R&R, so you can always put Vista back on.
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bx5bma
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Re: 8979a29

hi there, thanks for your comments.  I wondered about that.  I don't need vista business and I find it frustrating at best.  I am going to take your advice and add 1GB memory and change to XP.  I do have XP since I use it at work, I do find it easier to not have to switch between the two.
 
 
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shumpert
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Registered: ‎11-27-2007
Location: Morrisville NC
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Re: 8979a29

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One option that I took advantage of to further increase my Vista performance has been to add a USB Memory Key.
 
I purchased a TurboBoost certified 4GB memory key and installed it in vista.  It's a very easy process to get a little added boost in system performance.  I would recomend that you still get that base memory upgraded to a minimum of 2GB.  My system at home is running 4GB for system memory and the additional 4GB Memory key for the caching boost.
 
I won't recreate the wheel and post a complete instruction guide on how this is done.  There is a very good video on Youtube showing both ways.
 
One last thing...Don't forget to disable services you don't need on your system.
 
 


Message Edited by shumpert on 01-18-2008 04:24 PM
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JaneL
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Registered: ‎11-20-2007
Location: Greenville, SC USA
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Re: 8979a29

shumpert wrote:
 
One last thing...Don't forget to disable services you don't need on your system.

 
That's a nice handy list.  Someone at TabletPC was asking for suggestions the other day - I'll pass this link along to them.  Thanks!

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shumpert
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Re: 8979a29

For an even more indepth listing of Vista Services (including what they are for, the results of turning them off, and more) try here.  This is not a Lenovo document but one that I use a lot.
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