There are a finite number of resources that are available for a computer's CPU. Windows manages these resources automatically, and can allocate tasks between processors or manage multiple processes on a single processor. You can adjust how Windows manages these resources by prioritizing them between the foreground programs and the background services.
By default, Windows puts a priority on the foreground programs. The added processing resources cause programs to respond more quickly. However, if you have background services, such as printing or disk backup that run while you work and you want them to respond faster, you can have Windows share processor resources equally between background and foreground programs.
Note: My personal recommendation is to allocate more resources to background services.
To manually change the performance of foreground and background programs, complete these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl in the Open box, and then press ENTER to open the System Properties dialog box. 2. Click the Advanced tab, and then under Performance click Settings. 3. Click the Advanced tab, and then under Processor scheduling use one of the following methods: * Click Programs to assign more processor resources to the foreground programs. This setting is recommended for most users. * Click Background services to assign equal amounts of processor resources to all running services. This includes print jobs and applications. 4. Click OK to apply preferences and close the dialog box.
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Please post the error code if any. Also, I need the info of the:
1. MS Office version (2013/2010/2007 or older version) and the media (DVD, flash drive),
2. The installed operating system (Windows 8/7/Vista/XP)
3. The remaining hard drive space (the system will display warning if the hard drive space is not enough)
Slowness in the laptop can be due to many reasons. You may upgrade your processor( to i5 or i7), but that will be too costly. Try increasing the RAM of your laptop. Also don't overflow your hard drive. Decrease in free space on your hard drive will ultimately slow down your laptop.
open office files dont work for ms word files. they are working in the same flatform but you cant open the file using the prescribed format. You need to check your cd installer. The setup icon should be the one to run in installing your MS Office 2007. Maybe its true that your installer cd was corrupted. try to secure a new one by purchasing a licensed one but if you like free just look for any computer technician in your area they have it if you're friends they will give it for free.I have an installer just email me email@example.com.
This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
Hard disk drive is short on available disk space.
Several software programs have been installed/uninstalled leaving behind bad files and/or confusing the software.
Data Corruption. Computer is overheating. Bad Hardware. Additional information: If your Internet is slow this document does not contain information about this issue. See document CH000986 for additional information about why your Internet connection may be slow.
Below are steps for Microsoft Windows that should help speed up the computer or determine why the computer is running slow.
Not enough hard disk drive space
If you have a hard disk drive that is 10GB or smaller, ensure that there is at least 200MB of hard disk drive space free. If you have a hard drive larger than this size, verify that there is at least 500MB of free hard disk space. This available space allows the computer to have room for the swap file to increase in size as well as room for temporary files.
Hard drive corrupted or fragmented
Run Scandisk or something equivalent to help ensure that there is nothing physically wrong with the computer hard disk drive.
Run Defrag to help ensure that data is arranged in the best possible order.
Remove or disable any TSRs or programs that automatically start each time the computer boots. .
Verify that the Device Manager has no conflicts, but if conflicts are present, resolve them.
Issues with Windows XP prefetch
If you have Windows XP try deleting all files in the prefetch directory. These are prefetch files and can lower system resources if loading programs no longer being used. See our prefetch definition for additional information about prefetch.
Issues in Windows 95 / 98 autoexec.bat / config.sys
If you are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98 and do not plan on running any MS-DOS programs from MS-DOS follow the below steps.
Click Start, Run and type command and press enter. In the MS-DOS window type cd\ to get to C:\> and then type ren autoexec.bat autoexec.ch and ren config.sys config.ch This will rename your autoexec.bat and config.sys and help make sure memory is being optimized through Windows.
Computer or processor is overheating
Make sure your computer and processor is not overheating, excessive heat can cause a significant decrease in computer performance some processors will even lower the speed of the processor automatically to help compensate for the heat related issues. .
Specific operating system basic troubleshooting
Try running through the basic troubleshooting steps for your operating system.
Erase computer and start over
Virus Problem Be sure that your computer is not virus or spyware infected Run antivirus program
Finally, if none of the above solutions resolve your issues, it is recommended that you either reinstall Windows and/or erase everything and then start over.
If your computer continues to be slow after going over each of the above recommendations it's possible that your computer is experiencing a more serious hardware related issue such as a failing component in the computer. This could be a failing or bad CPU, RAM, Motherboard, or other component.
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No, Business Contact Manager isn't only for networked PC's, but can be used on a stand-alone system. It is a rather large database program, but will increase the number of modules running in the background when you have Outlook running. If your PC slowed to a crawl, it sounds like the only fix needed is RAM. If you have at least 2Gb of RAM, it should run fine, but will still slow Outlook. I have a 3 gigahertz CPU and 3Gb of RAM, and it slows mine noticeably, so I un-installed it. I didn't find it to be at all useful.