Speed up a slow starting computer


  1.    08 Dec 2016 #1
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    Speed up a slow starting computer


    (I don't know how far behind Lexicat is with Windows updates, or I might offer some advice.)

    I haven't had any updates since August 2016. My computer is running fairly well once it is up and running, which takes about 10 minutes. After that it is doing amazingly well, considering it is about 8 years old. I use Avast security and Malwarebytes anti-malware.
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  2.    09 Dec 2016 #2
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicat View Post
    (I don't know how far behind Lexicat is with Windows updates, or I might offer some advice.)

    I haven't had any updates since August 2016. My computer is running fairly well once it is up and running, which takes about 10 minutes. After that it is doing amazingly well, considering it is about 8 years old. I use Avast security and Malwarebytes anti-malware.
    I would like to offer my help to you to get your computer running better. 10 Minutes is too long to get up and running. My computer takes about 58 seconds from a restart.
    Could you press the Windows key and R
    Type msconfig
    go to Services and click Hide all Microsoft services
    Use the snipping tool (start menu, all programs accessories) and give me a snip of what you have left please.
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  3.    09 Dec 2016 #3
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Here it is:Speed up a slow starting computer-capture-jpg
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  4.    09 Dec 2016 #4
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicat View Post
    Here it is:Speed up a slow starting computer-capture-jpg
    OK Go to start menu and type services.msc
    Right click on the result and run as administrator
    Disable all the services listed except the 2 Avast entries.
    To do this select the service, right click on it, click properties, startup type and use the drop down menu to set it to disabled or manual.
    Let me know when you are ready for the next step
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  5.    09 Dec 2016 #5
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    OK Go to start menu and type services.msc
    Right click on the result and run as administrator
    Disable all the services listed except the 2 Avast entries.
    To do this select the service, right click on it, click properties, startup type and use the drop down menu to set it to disabled or manual.
    Let me know when you are ready for the next step
    I went to services and there must be a hundred of them. Some are already either disabled or manual. Should I go ahead and put all on manual? Just checking before I get in over my head. Thanks much for your help. I assume we are working to lessen the startup load?
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  6.    10 Dec 2016 #6
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicat View Post
    I went to services and there must be a hundred of them. Some are already either disabled or manual. Should I go ahead and put all on manual? Just checking before I get in over my head. Thanks much for your help. I assume we are working to lessen the startup load?
    Just the services listed in your snip you posted except the 2 Avast entries
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  7.    11 Dec 2016 #7
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Go back to the first step and this time click the start up option in msconfig
    Take a snip and post it please

    Remember we are in different time zones so the whole process might take some time going back and forwards
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  8.    11 Dec 2016 #8
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    Go back to the first step and this time click the start up option in msconfig
    Take a snip and post it please

    Remember we are in different time zones so the whole process might take some time going back and forwards
    Here it is in 2 parts:Speed up a slow starting computer-capture-2-jpg

    Speed up a slow starting computer-capture-3-jpg
    No problem with the time. Just glad to have help with this.
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  9.    12 Dec 2016 #9
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Ok Thanks, I need you to click on the line that separates the first two columns and drag them apart a bit so I can read what Microsoft and Intel entries they are.
    Take another snip and post back please.
    In the mean time uncheck all of them except Avast, Intel, Microsoft.

    A system file check is next, here's how
    Go to the start menu search box and type cmd
    Right click on the result and click run as administrator
    type sfc /scannow
    let it run and hopefully it should tell you no integrity violations were found.

    Then set a restore point before doing the following
    To do the restore point Right Click Computer and go to Properties
    Then click System Protection, then Create
    Give it a name like b4 clean up

    Then go to Computer and right click on Local Disc (C) and click properties
    Click disc cleanup and when it runs through click more options
    Click the option Clean Up in System Restore And Shadow Copies box and delete when asked
    It will save the restore point you made earlier.

    Go back to computer and right click on Local Disc (C) and click Properties
    This time click Tools and in the Error Checking box click Check Now
    In the box that opens click both options and reboot your computer (This check will take some time so you might want something to do)
    Will contact you back when you are ready for more
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  10.    12 Dec 2016 #10
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    I would suggest that, after he starts Disc Cleanup and it says how much space it can save, that he checkmark the boxes for Temporary Files and Recycle Bin, since they're not checkmarked by default. Doing that will speed up the boot process and will definitely speed up other processes, after Windows is booted.
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