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Is your XP running slow? (again....)

By Antonios K, in , posted: 12-May-2007 19:07

It appears that a recent patch/hotfix/improvement proves to be anything but.

My laptop has been grinding to a halt when I first start it up, with the process SVCHOST taking all resources. I've spent the last week trying to figure it out - dodgy drivers? nope.

I've applied the patch - seems to have done the trick.


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Comment by Mattnzl, on 12-May-2007 19:38

Yep, got a few machines with this problem too - thanks for the link!

Comment by freitasm, on 13-May-2007 09:21

Note that this also applies to Windows Server 2003...


Comment by Nathan Mercer, on 13-May-2007 15:49

This patch will be going out onto Windows Update "real soon now" as well

Comment by Nathan Mercer, on 13-May-2007 16:30

You may also need this update WU client as per

Author's note by antoniosk, on 13-May-2007 16:47

Is that the patch for the patch of the patch Nathan?

Comment by sbiddle, on 13-May-2007 17:14

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Antonios K
New Zealand


Antonios has been actively employed in the IT & Technology sector since 1991, and has worked on many commercial projects and products in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Working in product or actively managing programmes of work, he has always focused on building for the end customer, and not just promoting new technologies. Industry experience includes all telecommunications areas for business and private customers, private insurance, loyalty, media, energy and gambling. 

Since 2013, he has been involved with the development and launch of many popular smartphone applications in New Zealand, including

- TAB Mobile
- AMI & State Insurance digital experience
- Fly Buys
- Newshub for web and app
- Genesis Energy & Energy Online
- MyACC for Business

Genuinely passionate about technologies, internet and computing in general, he lives in the city he was born in - Wellington, New Zealand, the creative heart of hub of digital sector for the country.