Slow Downloads With Vista?
Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:51 PM
It's a Dell that came loaded with Vista. I have it on a wireless router, but have no problem browsing the internet (though sometimes it takes a minute to load a page -- I think it should be faster, but it's not a huge inconvenience), or sending/receiving emails, so I don't think that's the problem. It has 4GB RAM and a 320 GB hard-drive with plenty of room and a T8300 processor), so IMHO I think it should be screaming fast!
However, I subscribe to a digital magazine that is in excess of 200 MB. My new computer transfers this download at around 35kb/second, which means the transfer would take HOURS, if not days. But when I download on my old desktop (Windows XP, 1GB RAM, 200GB hard drive, T1300 processor), I can download it in less than 5 minutes. Can something be done? I googled solutions and it seems that I'm not the only one with this problem. Many people said that they uninstalled McAfee and that solved the problem, but my computer didn't come with McAfee, so that won't work for me. (I have a paid subscription to Norton/Symantec, which came pre-installed.) Am I doomed to download on my desktop and transfer via the EHD, or do any of you know of a fix?
PS: ScrapGirls downloads take FOREVER, too...Help!
Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:58 PM
I did switch from IE to Firefox... that seems to work a little better for a browser... Actually I keep them both...
And, I use Extract now to unzip my Boutique purchases...
Both of these are freeware files...
And, I am wireless... and I'm not experiencing the slow response like you are talking about..
Posted 25 September 2008 - 08:11 AM
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Posted 25 September 2008 - 09:27 AM
Hope any of this helps!!
Posted 25 September 2008 - 09:39 AM
My Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6, but can help with older versions: PS7, CS2 & CS4.
Posted 25 September 2008 - 11:59 AM
Posted 25 September 2008 - 12:27 PM
For those of you who gave up on Norton -- what anti-virus/spyware program do you use now? I don't want to go without it!
I am currently waiting to "chat" with a Norton tech...I'll keep you posted.
Posted 25 September 2008 - 01:08 PM
I went to McAfee, best move I ever made.
It's not that expensive - just make sure you get the version that is a FIREWALL, and anti virus...
ONE option I would NOT do, is stop my anti virus software for every download - that is the POINT of a Firewall and anti virus software...
I might do that for one single thing... but to stop it every time...
Why have it at all..
Don't go that route...
Posted 25 September 2008 - 01:51 PM
Posted 25 September 2008 - 02:09 PM