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    I'm loving my life playing Football Manager 2017 but my laptop is pretty slow.

    Can anyone recommend anything to tell me what processes I can safely close to allow me to do my thing?

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    All being well nothing should be running to affect it and the biggest process will be Football Manager itself.

    Open up taks manager and sort processes by CPU and then memory usage and see if anything is running high.

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    Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire Blue View Post
    Have you tried turning it off and on again?
    Or hitting it repeatedly with a lump hammer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire Blue View Post
    Have you tried turning it off and on again?
    Remember teaching a group of IT technicians at the UOC (Catalan Open University) some years ago and was amazed to find that this was their preferred solution to laptop problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire Blue View Post
    Have you tried turning it off and on again?
    many times. I'm trying to come up with a proper, more long term, solution

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    Clear as much rubbish off as u can press the button on the right with the square in the centre quickly twice

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    Have you not considered that your laptop is just **** and old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan33 View Post
    Clear as much rubbish off as u can press the button on the right with the square in the centre quickly twice



    i'm trying to clear as much of the crap off as possible, the problem is that i don't really know what is crap and what is necessary.

    as soon as i load the thing up it's maxed out but I've disabled loads of the start up programmes in the task manager


    Quote Originally Posted by MK Shrimper View Post
    Have you not considered that your laptop is just **** and old?
    that's certainly true and maybe just needs replacing.
    want to spot me for a new one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangled up in Blue View Post
    Remember teaching a group of IT technicians at the UOC (Catalan Open University) some years ago and was amazed to find that this was their preferred solution to laptop problems.
    Its because it fixes a lot of issues.

    Ive worked in IT for 20 years and a reboot has fixed thousands of issues in that time. It also fixed a problem with my washing machine once so dont knock it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bearded Shrimper View Post
    i'm trying to clear as much of the crap off as possible, the problem is that i don't really know what is crap and what is necessary.

    as soon as i load the thing up it's maxed out but I've disabled loads of the start up programmes in the task manager



    that's certainly true and maybe just needs replacing.
    want to spot me for a new one?
    As I said earlier, just removing 'stuff' wont help if 'stuff' isnt using any resources.

    Open up task manager and see what is using resources. Do it when FM isnt running as that will be the biggest resource muncher.

    Heres mine sorted by memory usage, you can see FM is the main cause, but as Im only using 66% its no biggie

    task.JPG

    Now sorted by CPU.
    task2.JPG
    You can see on mine my main culprit other than FM is my TV app, so if I wanted to speed things up a bit Id close that, although no real need as my PC copes fine.

    If without FM running your CPU, memory and disk are low % usage then it will probably just be a case your PC isnt quick enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jam_Man View Post
    Its because it fixes a lot of issues.

    Ive worked in IT for 20 years and a reboot has fixed thousands of issues in that time. It also fixed a problem with my washing machine once so dont knock it!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangled up in Blue View Post
    Wouldn't dream of it.Just that I was expecting to learn from them something other than what I'd already figured out for myself.
    You'd hope enough people would learn it themselves to do it before ringing us :)

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