Windows 10: Is it possible to speed up an application?


  1. Posts : 2
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       20 Jun 2017 #1

    Is it possible to speed up an application?


    Hi!

    I'm a communications technician and I've got a radio programming application that is slow, slow, SLOW! When I run it in an XP virtual machine (long story) it is lightning quick.

    I uninstalled the app and removed all references to it in the registry. Cleared the temp folder. Reinstalled and the problem remains. I'm using Windows 10 Home on a core i5 laptop with 8gb of ram and an SSD, so the PC isn't the issue.

    MS Office is quick. Photoshop is quick. Although it didn't start out slow, this stupid Motorola app is extremely slow now. A clean install of the application doesn't help.

    Is there a way to troubleshoot the performance of an app?

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

    Dan
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  2.    21 Jun 2017 #2

    Welcome to the TenForums.

    If there isn't a Non-Disclosure Agreement, would you provide the name of the app?

    My initial thought is: Security is non-existent/non-interfering in virtual, but is 'TSA at the airport slow' in the real world.
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  3.    21 Jun 2017 #3

    Since it runs in XP, did you try setting it to XP compatibility mode ?
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    Thread Starter
       21 Jun 2017 #4

    pyramid10 said: View Post
    Welcome to the TenForums.

    If there isn't a Non-Disclosure Agreement, would you provide the name of the app?

    My initial thought is: Security is non-existent/non-interfering in virtual, but is 'TSA at the airport slow' in the real world.
    Thanks Pyramid! That's a really good analogy of the issue. The program is Motorola's MotoTRBO CPS.

    CountMike said: View Post
    Since it runs in XP, did you try setting it to XP compatibility mode ?
    Hi Mike, yes I did and unfortunately, still slow.

    Dan
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  5.    24 Jun 2017 #5

    Hi there

    If it runs FAST in an XP VM why not keep the VM - you can run an XP VM in minimal amounts of RAM -- if that's the only application that an XP VM needs then just keep it -- you can isolate most of the VM from the internet --if the XP machine needs Internet access simply use a gateway from your HOST rather than let the XP VM communicate directly with the Internet.

    I'm still using an XP VM for quite a lot of things - no problem with it whatsoever.

    Here's an XP (Icelandic version) system I'm still using to connect to my NAS (Linux server) - no problems at all with connectivity.

    I actually like the theme much better than the current W10 ones !!!!!

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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