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Old 01-06-2016, 02:17 AM   #24921
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What kind of processing are you doing that makes it seem so slow?
Not much at the moment. FireFox, EditPad (a text editor), PDF XChange Viewer, IrfanView, and sometimes LibreOffice spreadsheet. When I'm doing tax returns I also have professional tax software running. I loaded the Windog Solitaire game and it took 15 seconds to load. I think FF is being a memory hog, but I mostly blame Windog. I'm running 8.1 now and I'm wary of upgrading to 10. My experience is that every upgrade of Windows runs slower than the previous version. Sigh
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:14 AM   #24922
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Hi Everyone,
I'm still sitting out the winter waiting for our new wood house to be built. It's going to be spring when it's ready ( we hope) Meanwhile we are house-sitting for a friend which is why I'm not posting much at the moment but doing an awful lot of ........relaxing!!
I'm keeping an eye on you all though so seeeeee ya
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:09 AM   #24923
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That must be exciting. Where is it being built?
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We are down in South West France in the Bearn region Andy and the house will look towards the Pyrenees mountains. Aren't we lucky?
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:39 AM   #24925
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We are down in South West France in the Bearn region Andy and the house will look towards the Pyrenees mountains. Aren't we lucky?
Lucky indeed!
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:21 PM   #24926
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Waves at menumaker, nice to see you.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:28 PM   #24927
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We are down in South West France in the Bearn region Andy and the house will look towards the Pyrenees mountains. Aren't we lucky?

I'm very excited for you, MM! It will be lovely.
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:03 PM   #24928
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Sounds like you have a lovely setting for your new home. Keep us updated on your progress, if you can.
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:10 PM   #24929
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I'm waiting for Himself to route us to our next fuel stop. For the car, not ourselves. Gas in New Jersey is running about $1.67 a gallon AND all stations are full service. After that, we get to eat at our favorite place along the route - Blue Colony Diner in Newtown CT. Then our own beds tonight. :D
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:10 PM   #24930
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Not much at the moment. FireFox, EditPad (a text editor), PDF XChange Viewer, IrfanView, and sometimes LibreOffice spreadsheet. When I'm doing tax returns I also have professional tax software running. I loaded the Windog Solitaire game and it took 15 seconds to load. I think FF is being a memory hog, but I mostly blame Windog. I'm running 8.1 now and I'm wary of upgrading to 10. My experience is that every upgrade of Windows runs slower than the previous version. Sigh
You can see what's using memory with the task manager.

Have you defragged lately? That can help.

Can you add two more gigs of memory? I read years ago that having memory in multiples of four works better, although I can't remember why.

I'm not finding Windows 10 slow at all, but I just started using it on the new laptop.
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