I recently purchased a HP Photosmart 8180 and installed the software which included Photosmart Essential 3.5. I have over 8000 photos on a remote hard drive with a USB 2.0 connection. The software runs very slow and frequently quits responding, however, after a while it start again. It freezes any time I try to view a photo or try to edit it. Is there something I need to do to make this program run faster or at all? I have tagged most of the pictures, however, it has taken me a very long time due to the slow operation and constant freezing.
I have a new HP laptop with Vista.