Originally Posted by SolidSnake1162
I just re-formatted a friend's laptop and installed a fresh, new copy of Windows 7 Professional on it. However, it's preforming extremely slow for some reason. The CPU monitor in task manager is showing it maxing out at 100% while doing simple things like opening programs or anything. I can't say that I've ever experienced a problem like this before, and to my knowledge, have no idea what could be going on. Could it possibly be the build of the OS that I have? I lost the original Professional disk that a friend made me and got this new one from my CIT (Computer Info Tech) teacher that is able to distribute free copies for home use and etc. Help is greatly appreciated guys! Thanks in advanced!
Quick Update: I just went into the other room to see how it's doing. And the CPU is at about 88%-100% while running NOTHING else other than Windows Update
Windows update can completely hammer a CPU while updates are installing. Anyway, show tasks from all users, sort them by CPU usage, take a screenshot, and also run CCleaner to see what all loads at startup (alternatively, msconfig will probably let you disable said program, but you have to wade through legit Windows services to eventually find 3rd-party software.. basically, CC is faster). Thirdly, I'd run A^2 Hijack free- you might be able to find a task that's completely hammering the CPU and force kill it, and further delete whatever .exe is responsible. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCIQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hijackfree.com%2F&ei=oMlsUPyQJoWzygGCp4DYBA&usg=AFQjCNFKkCtM1h-ijJdvD440MOLNiVlXZg&sig2=RglhhAf-sAQrluKgzJ7qvQ
But to start, check what tasks are running, take a print screen, go from there. If you're not 100% on the A^2 thing, don't delete any files, just ask (or google them).
One last thing, does the laptop have an SSD? If it's not 4k aligned then that'll make it go relatively slow.