Home Forums Windows Help WINDOWS 7 EXTREMELY SLOW Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post WINDOWS 7 EXTREMELY SLOW shreked 22:13 29 Jan 2018 Locked Hi as anyone any ideas why, I have my PC formatted and windows 7 installed and it keep freezing up and takes 3-4 minutes to start up and shut down and sometime have to crash it to shut down. I tried windows update and that done somethings but still extremely slow. Anyone got any ideas or websites they use to scan complete pc and operating system for errors? Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:17 29 Jan 2018 bad memory - run a memory test corrupted hard drive - run a scan of you drive virus or malware - what antivirus have you got installed? run it and look for virus and malware. Forum Editor 22:35 29 Jan 2018 Moved to the Windows Help forum from Tech Helproom. Ryan Stevens 08:16 02 Feb 2018 Friend, I will suggest you to start using Windows 10 because its the latest Operating System and also fast than Windows 7 and 8. Muc Sby 08:32 02 Feb 2018 Have you use windows 7 legitimate key ? Is it use only windows defender with update ? Do you use another antivirus ? This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.