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Old 03-02-2008, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default After doing a repair install of Vista my computer is really slow, what's wrong?

I needed to reinstall Windows Media Player, and a few other things that I removed from my original Windows install. But after doing the repair install (I guess technically a "upgrade" install) my computer takes forever to reboot, forever to load, and forever to do anything.

What's wrong? Maybe I should downgrade to XP, Vista seems really bloated with useless things.
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Old 03-02-2008, 12:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: After doing a repair install of Vista my computer is really slow, what's wrong?

You need to reinstall all your drivers such as motherboard and video card drivers.
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Old 03-02-2008, 12:54 AM   #3
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Default Re: After doing a repair install of Vista my computer is really slow, what's wrong?

Should I do a complete install again? But I hate reinstalling all those programs, it takes forever.
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No, just reinstall your drivers and see how it goes. Also any service packs and updates need to be reinstalled.
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Default Re: After doing a repair install of Vista my computer is really slow, what's wrong?

All the drivers are all there, it didn't remove any of them.
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Yea, I guess it doesn't remove them. Interesting. Maybe try uninstalling then reinstalling them. Maybe a registry cleanup?
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Default Re: After doing a repair install of Vista my computer is really slow, what's wrong?

A clean install is probably the best idea.
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yeah i suppose you reformat. How much space have all the programs taken up?
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