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How to change windows 2000 to the new one?

Its very slow and old model upgraded at the compaq presario....

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    i need to change the windows xp to 2007 xp windows

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To make your computer fast follow these steps
1. remove all files from %temp%
2. remove all files from prefetch
3. right click on my computer
4. click properties
5. select very first option where it says Performance
6. uncheck all visual effects
7. click apply
8. select advance
9. select virtual memory
10. set virtual memory to recommended
11. click apply
12. click OK
13. restart your computer

and less visual effect you use more faster your pc will be as visual effects consume lots of memory. Download Malware Bytes from
http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
and follow instructions to install
run malware bytes to remove trojans, broken registry entries.
restart computer
.

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