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    XP & Excell & Word (XP Professional)

    I am on a network and am not in the IT department but I am trying to figure out if there is a fix for the problems with Excel-it takes 40 seconds or more to save a simple spread sheet, and Word- it freezes, momentarily
    a lot especially with multiple documents open. We never experienced any of these problems before we moved to the XP, and we were running Office XP. We have not installed SP-1. Any suggestions?? Will SP-1 fix these problems? <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>

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    Re: XP & Excell & Word (XP Professional)

    As you just upgraded to XP, maybe other things were upgraded at the same time? We had a similar problem when we changed our antivirus program. It would try to scan everything being saved back to the network even though it was opened from the network to begin with. Once we told the program NOT to scan things being saved to network folders, things speeded up quite nicely. (Just ensure both your server(s) and workstation have antivirus protection before doing this!)

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    Re: XP & Excell & Word (XP Professional)

    Thanks I have sent your reply on to my IT department to see what they have to say... I will let you know if it works. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: XP & Excell & Word (XP Professional)

    William, SP-1 probably won't fix it. But I'd recommend it being deployed quickly as it consolidates XP security fixes plus many other 'normal' fixes. Also, here's a link to a MS KB article on network performance: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...;EN-US;q315237&. Also, what SP level are you running on Office XP? I don't remember anything specific about networking but our IT dept. could investigate Office XP SP-2.

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