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    Photoshop CS3 Extended saves very slowly after installing Windows 7

    Hi,
    Yesterday I installed Windows 7 (64bit) at my computer (previously it was running Vista). In Vista my version of Photoshop CS3 Extended was not slow, it runned quite well.
    But now I installed Windows 7 the save function (of Photoshop, the usual ctrl+S) is really really slow. Windows even says it is "not responding" for a while. In the end it saves it, but way slower than my computer used to do with Vista installed (and it never showed not responding).

    So I have been running task manager next to it for now. When I use photoshop for some brushing on the image the usage varies between 10% and 30%. when it gets stuck on saving the cpu usage was only something like... 6%
    All settings are still default (since it is all freshly installed).

    The image I was working on was 1400x2000px at 300 dpi. A PSD with 4 layers. It should not be this slow.
    Other programs running were three tabs of Internet Explorer.

    I have been searching on the internet too, but I cannot find really a good fix. I only came accross at something about a printer may be not functioning well, however there was no tutorial about it how to fix it (and that was not about saving, more about opening and closing files in photoshop).

    So yeah, any tips on how to fix this? The file I was testing with was not even that big. It should be able to work "properly". But how?

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    Windows programs will often save to the last place a file was saved in. This isn't by chance to a network storage device is it? Is it looking to save the file locally?

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    It is not a network storage device. It is just my C: partition.
    Any ideas?

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    Have you run an HDD diagnostic? The HDD mfgs may have something you can use to ensure there's no issues with it.

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    I have never used one of those, which one would you recommend? When I search for it I get a lot of hits (and a lot about a virus that is called that way as well).

    Edit: and I just discovered another issue. Sometimes the short cuts for zooming in/out (ctrl +, ctrl -) and the short cuts for making the brush bigger/smaller don't work. It is really strange.

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    No idea. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit with P'shop CS3 (though not extended) and it works like a charm. I'm really pleased with Win7, actually.

    Any other programs behaving oddly?

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    No it is only Photoshop CS3 Extended... I haven't seen any odd behaviour in other programs.

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    The standard advice is to uninstall and reinstall, but I realize that's not very helpful.

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    I was hoping for something else but at least thanks for trying. ^^;
    Just in case I decide to do that (if the problem persists), should I deactivate Photoshop first then?

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