Slower Windows 8 desktop after installing K-Lite Codec.

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March 2, 2014 at 00:46:18
Specs: Windows 8.1, Pentium D 3.4 GHz / 2 GB DDR 2
Gateway E4500-D
Pentium D 3.4 GHz / 2 GB DDR 2
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64 bit
Installed programs are

When I install K-Lite Mega Codec Pack and then open the folder
This PC\downloads\video
my pc gets slow down even mouse cursor gets very slow. when I check Task Manager\Processes
Memory and Disk consumes up-to 95%.
This folder contains a lot of MP4 FLV files and one OGV file.

When I uninstall K-Lite this folder opens with normal sources.

This issue is only related to windows 8.1 and k-lite version I have checked version on the same OS/machine working properly.

Kindly help. Thank you.

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March 2, 2014 at 03:32:56
The answer seems to be in the last line of your post. If you must use K-lite codec Pack, use the earlier version.

Out of curiosity; why do you need the K-lite pack?
I've not used K-lite Codec packs for a long time now, but they caused more trouble than it was worth.
You already have GOM player installed, which will play just about every media file out there. If it doesn't do all you ask of it, try VLC player.

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March 2, 2014 at 03:35:50
You shouldn't install third-party codec packs on modern versions of Windows as they can mess up your existing Windows codecs. It's bad practice.

If you need to play a media file that isn't natively supported, it's advisable to install a third-party media player instead, one that includes it's own built-in codecs without overwriting those that are built-in to Windows. The most popular example is the VLC Media Player which is free and can play almost anything you throw at it:

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March 2, 2014 at 05:49:03
... not to mention why you have Windows 8.1 installed on a Pentium 4 system that old or why you have a 64bit OS installed with only 2GB memory? You probably should have stayed with 32bit XP on that machine.
After solving this issue (probably by uninstalling), you probably should install the maximum (4GB) of the fastest memory your machine supports (4x1GB DDR2 667MHz) for best overall performance (though a newer system is probably a better choice).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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March 2, 2014 at 06:53:08
Your system is outdated & slow as it is, you should not have installed Win8 plus it should not have been the 64-bit version. It looks like you've just installed it too & you've already loaded crap-ware on it (Download Manager, PC TuneUp). Is this a laptop? Why would you need HotSpot Shield on a desktop? I also see you have KMSpico installed so that means it's a pirated version of Win8. I think we're done here.

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