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Author Topic: Upgrading and slowing  (Read 1028 times)

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Upgrading and slowing
« on: December 20, 2015, 11:18:52 AM »
Autocad 2016 is slow
Word 2010 is slow

I have an i7 and windows 8.1 and incompatibilities with windows 10

I compared with msdos 6.0 with wordperfect and i remember simplificity and velocity.

What can I do to speed these programs, including adobe acrobat DC ?

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Re: Upgrading and slowing
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2015, 11:21:20 AM »
Not using the latest version is often the best solution.

Win7, office 2007, Adobe CS2, autocad 2011 will do wonders on your I7. Honestly.

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Re: Upgrading and slowing
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 01:16:08 PM »
Not using the latest version is often the best solution.

Indeed, upgrading to the latest is not always the greatest... The other radical option might be to reinstall Windows (if it's an old machine), and get rid of all the unnecessary stuff that has accumulated over time and is slowing it down.

With Word 2010, sometimes disabling add-ons helps speed it up. As for Adobe Acrobat, why do you need it at all? There are many snappier PDF readers and creators out there.

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Re: Upgrading and slowing
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2015, 01:39:17 PM »
I haven't used Autocad since version 14 :P
I can only presume Autocad 2016 is a monster too (but maybe I'm wrong?)
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Re: Upgrading and slowing
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2015, 03:53:47 PM »
@contro: Please disclose the AV product you are using, as some are making a fast system crawl, and a slower system unusable slow.

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Re: Upgrading and slowing
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2015, 09:47:49 PM »
Not using the latest version is often the best solution.

Win7, office 2007, Adobe CS2, autocad 2011 will do wonders on your I7. Honestly.

I'll squeeze Office 2010 here because only that version (earliest / unclear later) combined with a custom add-in, gave me unprecedented control over Excel I have never seen before or since, including a god mode and like 2.5 menus.

But prob is "Win 10" is becoming one of those milestones, where "MS is Doing Things" so I wanna stay current on that one.

My current plan is to give it 4-7 more months to shake out.


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Re: Upgrading and slowing
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2015, 09:49:01 PM »
@contro: Please disclose the AV product you are using, as some are making a fast system crawl, and a slower system unusable slow.

I medium soon have to get a grip on my AV, my whole sys is dying, but I have no idea how good any of Win 10's native stuff is, I just haven't read the 7-12 articles.