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Windows 7 keep getting slower and slower.

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I have an ocz vertex as a boot drive and a WD black for my data and most programs,
when i first installed windows 7, tweaked it, and installed all my programs in the appropriate place, my boot time was very very fast, the 'welcome' window would be on the screen for under 2 seconds

but now, a month on, boot times seem to have decreased alot, its definatly not degradation of my drive,

i find that the only way to stop windows from slowing down is to reformat like...every two months!?

Are there certain things i can do/ not do to avoid windows slowing down? boot time in particular?
i have tried ccleaner etc...but they just dont make it feel new :S

how do you guys get over this problem? defeats the object of having a high end i7 rig if windows eventually slows down after a few months anyway?
common problem .. or is it just me!?
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it's called winrot.

seriously, an installation of windows seems to degrade in performance over time, i don't know why. maybe if you try cleaning your registry, and regularly using ccleaner or system mechanic or something... some also say defragging regularly helps but frankly i'm of the opinion defragging is a myth

it's not just you
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
it's called winrot.

seriously, an installation of windows seems to degrade in performance over time, i don't know why. maybe if you try cleaning your registry, and regularly using ccleaner or system mechanic or something... some also say defragging regularly helps but frankly i'm of the opinion defragging is a myth
Yeah I never defrag... Pointless.


Thats why I reinstall whenever I feel it getting slow.
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Registry cleaning doesn't do anything for performance.

Check your start up tasks.

Boot performance hurts if something additional is using resources.
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It could be winrot, and dont fire up the defragger on an SSD - it has no effect and decreases lifespan. Are you taking benchmarks of you SSD? Thats the only way you'l know if its drive degredation thats your problem.
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