I installed the recent Windows 7 updates and now it take about 5 minutes to open an AS7 project, and a build that used to take 10 seconds now takes much much longer. Has anyone else had this problem? Maybe it is just time for me to replace this old laptop with a modern machine with Win 10. This one is more than 5 years old and may be almost 10 years old. It has always been fine for what I do, but the slowdown of AS7 is a real drag (pun intended).
I have a Lenovo laptop I bought used a couple of years ago that came with a fresh installation of Windows 7, and I had to do 165 updates to bring it up to date. At some point after doing a Win 7 update the machine slowed down to the point it took 30 minutes or more to reboot. Somehow I figured out that after doing updates and restarting, that took half an hour or more, if I shut it down taking another 20 minutes and then started it up in safe mode and then restarting, it was the fastest machine of the 3 I use. I guess something is not being initialized with a regular restart that gets set with a safe start. How is that for strange?
I always keep cars until they die on me too. Not a person to get a new car every 2 years. The carbon impact of getting a new car is much bigger than driving one that is less efficient. Although our Mini got 32 MPG average when we used it to commute to work and most of the driving was on the freeway - 40 some miles each way. Now it just sits and collects dust. We drive it maybe 4 times a month to go to the grocery store or over to Berkeley to visit my wife's brother. I use my motor(cycle-scooter) to run errands and we use public transportation if we go someplace in SF together. We live in the geometric center of the city, so nothing is more than 3.5 miles away, and we both like to walk. I find riding the bus an adventure. You never know what you will encounter on the bus. Puddles of vomit are pretty common, and crazy and/or smelly people are pretty much guaranteed.