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    Default Why is my computer running so slow with Windows 8?

    Hello everyone,
    I have a MacBook and it runs great I love it but it's in repair. Today I decided to turn the laptop on and watch YouTube vids on it because it's connected to my tv. But it's been running so slow it's driving me insane. I updated not to long ago to windows 8.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Why is my computer running so slow with Windows 8?

    I will 1st suggest your poor performance likely is rooted in having done an "Upgrade" from whatever you HAD in that laptop to Windows8. Installing 8 via "Upgrade" is NOT supposed to be done. It's just a Beta, for god's sake. I will give you some reading material @ the end of this which, you can use for future reference... talks to how to keep machines running @ their optimum.

    Best recommendation for the laptop is, wait 'til early June, grab the Win8 Beta2 (Release Preview) & replace the installation of Win8 you have, now, in that laptop w/ a CLEAN ("Custom") install of the next Beta; it doesn't expire 'til January 2013.

    http://www.forumswindows8.com/tutori...tices-5411.htm

    Cheers,
    Drew
    Last edited by Drew; 05-29-2012 at 11:02 PM.

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    Default Re: Why is my computer running so slow with Windows 8?

    Hi Drew,

    I just did a clean install of Windows 8 CP, sorry for that. Thank you for sharing the tutorial, very useful.

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    Default Re: Why is my computer running so slow with Windows 8?

    Why "sorry"? Clean install is the correct method. As for "Best Practices", you're welcome, glad it's appreciated & that you feel it "useful".

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Why is my computer running so slow with Windows 8?

    Sorry for "I updated not to long ago to windows 8" in the original thread.

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    Default Re: Why is my computer running so slow with Windows 8?

    Ah, got it. But, we live n learn. I'm sure things will go better for you w/ the Release Preview.

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    Default Re: Why is my computer running so slow with Windows 8?

    This points out to others that Clean Install will fix many problems. Just try it.

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    Default Re: Why is my computer running so slow with Windows 8?

    Or prevent problems from (even, ever) occurring.

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