What is my computer doing?

My computer is fast. It can do almost 40 billion computations per second. It can calculate a huge list of hundreds of prime numbers in a matter of seconds. It can compute the first thousand digits of Pi in the relative blink of an eye.

So what the hell is it having to do that takes 5 freaking minutes to open Outlook? How much computation could be involved in that?

It have to send everything to MS, so be patient, then they can help you improve your computer's performance.

Hi,
What OS?

Tom... :slight_smile:

TomGeorge:
Hi,
What OS?

Tom... :slight_smile:

Windows of course. This is my work computer.

Delta_G:
Windows of course. This is my work computer.

As in some definition of "work" :slight_smile:

If your car took a long time to start each morning what would you do with it?

Why not do the same with Outlook?

...R

Robin2:
As in some definition of “work” :slight_smile:

If your car took a long time to start each morning what would you do with it?

Why not do the same with Outlook?

…R

My thoughts exactly. My personal stuff is all Ubuntu and doesn’t have this problem. Most things on my personal machine open right up. But it takes this stupid Windows box literally five minutes to open outlook.

I know Windows sucks. I just wonder what it is up to. It obviously working very hard by the sound of the hard disk.

Delta_G:
Windows of course. This is my work computer.

win95, win98, win2000, winxp etc etc etc ???????
Tom... :slight_smile:

TomGeorge:
win95, win98, win2000, winxp etc etc etc ???????
Tom... :slight_smile:

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After power up, once Outlook boots up here, speed is okay.
Windows 10

Oh I'm not really looking for a diagnosis. It was more of a humorous observation. I know it is just windows being inefficient and crappy. That's any version of Windows eventually. That's why I don't use Windows on my personal computers.

It just struck me how much work that computer is actually capable of doing in that long period of time. It was more of a rhetorical, "what could that thing be doing that is so hard?".

At my end, I’m p*ssed off at Google.
Chrome on my iPad is horrible.
When downloading an .ino file, the Chrome app dies.
Searching for anything on Chrome is so slow, 10sec to search for “Chrome”.
Have to often close all tabs before new searches succeed.
Chrome won’t let me send a PDF to another app ex: PDFexpert.
Bookmarks are not displayed in alphabetical order.

larryd:
At my end, I’m p*ssed off at Google.
Chrome on my iPad is horrible.
When downloading an .ino file, the Chrome app dies.
Searching for anything on Chrome is so slow, 10sec to search for “Chrome”.
Have to often close all tabs before new searches succeed.
Chrome won’t let me send a PDF to another app ex: PDFexpert.
Bookmarks are not displayed in alphabetical order.

And the most frustrating thing is that half of what is slowing it down so bad is all the effort it is putting into spying on you.

Delta_G:
And the most frustrating thing is that half of what is slowing it down so bad is all the effort it is putting into spying on you.

I think you hit the nail on the head, too much effort going into spying.

Log into your amazon account and listen to your discussions with Alexa ???
Same with Google assistant.

larryd:
I think you hit the nail on the head, too much effort going into spying.

Log into your amazon account and listen to your discussions with Alexa ???
Same with Google assistant.

I don’t have either.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/03/07/tech/amazon-echo-alexa-bentonville-arkansas-murder-case/index.html

Alexa-Wiretap.jpg

Especially on Windoze you have to run a system cleaner like crap cleaner regularly, perform defrag too. If you need space, back some big files off to a flash drive and a backup if they matter then defrag in less time and restore the saved files.

I played flight sims in the 90's, we had batch files that turned whole lists of tasks off and recovered "lost" RAM just to play the new sims.
In time, Winblows will accumulate a host of useless or worse tasks, fix is buy more PC then get Winblows X+n, repeat....

There is certain software that only runs on W-whatever so if that's the case then the first cleanup will take the longest, be ready to take frequent breaks between nuisance dialogs if you're not lucky. After that, less than a minute every day should keep things in trim.

PS about Outlook, I hear it's a problem lately. Wouldn't know, run Mozilla, use webmail. On Windoze I ran Seamonkey Mozilla that has Browser, News and Mail together like the old pre-2000 Netscape.