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February patches
Is anyone else seeing slow performance on xp after patching

 4:36 pm on Feb 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Seeing slow performance on xp systems after February patching. Anyone else seeing this?



 5:04 pm on Feb 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have on my two year old home laptop. I defragged the hard drive last night and I will see if this makes any improvement to its performance.

My work laptop, which is brand new, appears to be working fine.


 12:00 am on Feb 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have several patched XP systems and haven't seen a noticeable slowdown on any of them since patching. Have you installed anything else, or changed any settings that might have affected performance?

[edited by: bill at 12:38 am (utc) on Feb. 16, 2008]


 12:15 am on Feb 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

No changes, XP Pro SP2.

Also, try to kill applications running in the background, one by one. Unplug network before nuking firewall ;)


 12:17 am on Feb 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

It seems to be affecting network access and now observed similar on a vista machine. Curious!


 8:52 am on Feb 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

My home laptop seems to be fine now. Maybe the defrag helped.


 2:21 pm on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have this problem on a several machines. It first showed up in November or December after an update. I started a thread here about it, I will look for it and link to it. It also happened recently to a nearly new computer.

It take 10 to 15 minutes to fully boot.

I spent 2 or 3 hours talking to M$ about it, to no avail.


 2:24 pm on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Here is the thread.


The concensus was that it was my anti-virus. But I uninstalled the anti-virus and it made no difference. I did an online registry scan and it is reporting hundreds of errors.

So ... what is the best registry fixing program? Please advise.

Like you, it all started with a Windows Update. Then a comes the super slow booting.


 2:43 pm on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Our issue sorted itself out with a server reboot. So I suspect something in the patches affected the way client machines sync'ed up.


 3:46 pm on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

wish my problem was as simple as that


 8:14 pm on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

A vista update slowed my machine massively a few weeks ago, and ZoneAlarm needed an update to fix it.

Robert Charlton

 7:48 am on Mar 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Here's a concurrent thread that may apply to some problems...

Vista SP1: Programs That Exhibit Reduced or Loss of Functionality

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