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Her laptop is faster than my quad.  It is a desktop replacement.

There is hardly any space used on the drive itself. She has not had time to place anything on it.

I wish I had a machine as fast as her laptop.

I still have to add Virus protection and other utilities as well. LO was the first package to be installed on the thing. I added some video files [less than 3 Gig total] to the laptop so she could watch them later.

So I doubt it is an issue with a too full system or one needing to be defragged, etc., etc.. She has had it less than 1 week and I said, I was the first one to place anything on the drive. She does not even have Internet yet.

On 02/16/2012 09:30 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Sounds like her machine was just being a bit slow.  If that is Windows then perhaps defrag, "Disk 
Clean-up", perhaps uninstall the 2nd and 3rd antivirus program.  Watch out for auto-scans and defrags.  
Empty the wastebin and the wastebin of the emailing program she uses.  Windows performance seems to suddenly 
drop off if the 'drive' is over 80% full.  If the defragger shows 21% free space then that is about as good 
as it gets unless you can get it right down to almost nothing on the hard-drive (unlikely) when there seems 
to be another slight boost in performance.  Set the virtual memory to a fixed size about 2xRam or a little 
less, anything over Ram but below 2xRam is about perfect.  The virtual memory is probably heavily fragmented 
as it's been randomly changing size and throwing bits of itself all over the drive.  Setting it to a fixed 
size stops it getting worse.  The standard Windows defragger can't do system-files, such as the virtual
  memory ("pagefile.sys" on Xp and earlier), which are usually the ones that make the biggest 
difference.  Hmmm, ideally a reinstall of Windows and then set the virtual memory might be best but it takes 
a LOT of time to install all the other programs and tweak and update everything.  Maybe LO took her just over 
the 80%?

On pretty much any OS check what processes start-up when the machine is booted up and when scheduled tasks are due to run. I tend to switch all that off (or at least the bits i know how to do myself, such as defrags, updates and antivirus-scans) and then try to remember to do maintenance tasks at a time to suit myself.
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Thu, 16/2/12, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions<>  wrote:

From: webmaster for Kracked Press Productions<>
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Spell check for 3.4.5 on Win7 not working
To: "LibreO - Users Global"<>
Date: Thursday, 16 February, 2012, 12:36

I loaded 3.4.5 onto a Win7 [64-bit] laptop yesterday at a meeting for a lady.  She wanted to use LO 
to type up the notes of the meeting right there.

But after she saved the document, she clicked on the spell check icon and the windows came up empty with a "not 
responding" text in the "pop up window" name.

Anyone have that problem with a newer HP laptop?

Any idea how to fix this?

I did not have the time to try to work with her to figure out what the issue was, but I hope to get 
with her soon to fix the problem and add more free software to her brand new laptop.

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