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Slow computer that keeps telling me to install updates repeatedly

My computer is suddenly very slow (almost unusable). I purchased and ran BitDefender (deep scan) and it says there are no issues aside from the fact that I need to do the windows update (which i've now done 3 times). I reboot and its still saying i need to install it. I'm running Vista on a Dell laptop. Firefox is my browser.

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More than likely your registry is corrupted or you have a lot of orphaned files. Run a scan on the registry to see how many errors you have, a lot more info here - http://registry-repair-program-reviews.com

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Well u have to check that the updates are installed or not.

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A slow computer could be caused by a number of things –
1. Insufficient RAM memory – if your computer has less than 512Mb of RAM then increase it to at least 1Gb of RAM.
2. Registry problems – clean and repair the registry, it will contain unused registry keys. Use a programs such as Registry Mechanic, Microsoft RegClean etc.
3. Uninstall/remove unused programs, this will also free up hard disk space.
4. Not enough hard disk space – swap file space may need to be increased if Windows hasn’t been configured to manage it.
5. Install latest Windows updates.
6. Update virus definition files and scan computer for viruses, Trojans, malware etc.
7. Clear the Internet cache for faster browsing.
8. Hard disk maintenance is required at least once a month to keep it functioning efficiently.
Run the following programs -
Disk Cleanup - removes temporary files that are no longer used and
to recovers hard disk space.
Disk Defragmenter to make fragmented files into contiguous files and therefore the hard disk access is faster.
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So Follow these steps to fix computer problem::
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- Install and run antispyware software
- Free up wasted space with Disk Cleanup tool
- Defragment your hard disk drive
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