I would find this thread more useful if Sturdy2 had advised his computer specs, eg RAM processor type, Windows version and file size.
These all have a profound effect on the performance of FTM.
Comments like "slow" are fairly useless as they are subjective.
Slow to do what? Start? Run a report, if so what report size etc?
Slow compared with what?
Slow is a comparative term and needs to be related to some criterion
Can we get a few facts into this thread please, otherwise it is fairly baseless opinion and not particularly helpful.