Streaming Videos in Windows 7

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  1. GameSoul
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    Ever since I upgraded from XP, streaming videos has slowed down my computer! It's never happened to be before, and I don't believe my internet has anything to do with it. For EX) I went to YouTube and watched a random video. The video becomes a slide show, and all my other programs slow when the video is playing. I've been defragmenting, clearing cookies/cache and all of that. I'm downloading a Registry cleaner now. It's really hard to go back to XP when I've got Seven running. Any suggestions on how to fix this?



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    Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz

    RAM: 2.00GB

    Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce FX 5500

    System Type: 32-bit OS
     
  2. da_head

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    hmm what are your specs?
     
  3. GameSoul
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    Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz

    RAM: 2.00GB

    Nvidia Geforce FX 5500

    System Type: 32-bit OS


    EDIT: Also here an update, this slow down is for media players specifically so I hope this helps you help me. [​IMG]
     
  4. Linkiboy

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    Do you have video drivers installed?
     
  5. GameSoul
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    Win 7 said that my drivers were installed but I think I should install them again. Do I do the XP install or Vista?
     
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    Win 7 installs basic drivers, get the real ones! [​IMG]
     
  7. GameSoul
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    Windows 7 said it is already installed successfully.
     
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    That's great, doesn't say if it was W7's basic drivers or the real ones. Just install the real drivers
     
  9. GameSoul
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    Sorry I'm a tech noob but what do you mean by real drivers? Some drivers aren't real?
     
  10. da_head

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    he means that the drivers there are either too basic or too outdated. go on the specific website to get the lastest version (the vista one should do fine)
     
  11. GameSoul
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    Alright, I'm downloading it now.
     
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    Sweet, sorry for not being specific before. My bad.

    Let us know if it improves!
     
  13. GameSoul
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    Sigh, it didn't work. [​IMG] I reinstalled XP now. Thanks for all your help everyone, but I guess Windows 7 and I weren't meant to be. Maybe when it's full release is out things will be better.
     
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    That's too bad! better luck next time, right? [​IMG]

    Maybe it was a browser incompatibility or flash?
     
  15. GameSoul
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    I was using Firefox, so maybe there was a problem with the hardware or something. Oh well.
     
  16. Sao Mortel

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    I don't think windows 7 will ever be running better on your specs. Windows 7 is specifically made to run 64 bits and multicore processors like vista but without all the sh*/.
     
  17. Raestloz

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    is that the truth? I never heard of Microsoft made only 64-bit version of Windows