06-16-2011 03:48 AM
Our company has about ten 8740w elitebooks and all are less than year old. Operation system is either Windows 7 Enterprise or Pro.
As soon as I installed Windows 7 SP1 to laptops, the startup became slower and slower; windows polling network connections are services starts slow. This has happened to all 8740w laptops. I took one of those laptops and reinstalled and tested if this happens for fresh installation --> YES it did.
All device drivers, including graphics,updated from the HP's site but now help.
Does anyone recognize this problem and knows the reason/solution?
06-16-2011 08:14 AM
Have you tried performing a hard drive test on the notebook through BIOS of the notebook.
I am an HP employee!!
06-16-2011 10:52 PM
Yep, complete HDD test done and no failures. I even changed fast SSD-hard drive to one of those just testing it --> no help, still slow and user complained that become slower
03-29-2012 07:21 PM
Were you able to find a solution to your problem? I am experiencing the same issue with my EB 8740W. I installed a fresh copy of W7 Pro and also tried a restore to factory defaults. Still running slow. It's ashame considering I spent over $3000 for this laptop and it is outperformed by a $400 laptop bought from Walmart.