I've heard that Windows 7 runs slower and slower with time. Is it that some functions are not active at the start?
Every version of Windows I have ever run got slower and slower with time and that includes installations I have done for clients.
I don't have an accurate count, but I would estimate that number to be in the range of 5 or 6 hundred.
As stated in an earlier post, it is because of the way Windows writes to the HDD, but it is also because as you install more and more software the registry size rapidly increases. This means Win has to read more stuff on the drive at boot time. Also, some installers leave tracks all through your registry which they should have deleted when they deleted the temporary files which were used for said installations. The only reliable solution I have come up with for this problem is to occasionally reinstall Wdo's to a different directory eg:c:\winxp or something.
The computer on which I am currently typing this message had gotten to the point where boot-up took in excess of 8 minutes (after trying several different defragmenters and at least two registry cleaners). I finally reinstalled and it went to less than 90 seconds. Now it wants to power itself up in the middle of the night and usually has to be hard-reset (the other button on the front of some computer cases) after power-up. I only tolerate it because I use it about once a week for internet access only.
As for bad-mouthing Microsoft and Windows, I believe I have well over earned my stripes with hundreds of installations, more upgrades and repairs than you can imagine, and 11 personal computers running right now (not including my laptops). Linux, Ubuntu, Musix, Ubuntu Studio, Mepis, Mint, and/or Fedora have been installed on most of them. Fedora will be installed on this one as soon as I can get the latest version I D/L'd while I was writing this burned onto a CD.
Hey, Bill. Injest defacation and cease to exist, oh thou of the Oedipus complex.