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How do i know what programs i can take out of this laptop? it is running so slow.

My computer is running so slow

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Hi,

You can see what programs run in your system by pressing ctrl+alt+del keys together. then click task manager which will have the list of all the applications running. If you find a particular application making your computer work slow, then click on that application in the list and then click end task which will close that application.

One solution for your computer running slow could be reformatting your operating system. Your system might have been affected by virus which could be the reason for your system's bad performance.


Hope it helped!

~regards,
Jegan

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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