Question about IBM Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC
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There are several steps you can perform to help speed up your PC. Be aware that your performance is ultimately limited by your hardware, but these steps should help.
1.) disable unneeded startup programs.
To do this, you need to open the System Configuration Utility. Hit the Windows key on your keyboard and R at the same time. This will open the run box. Type msconfig and hit ok. On the utility, hit startup in the top right. Then in that section, hit disable all in the bottom right. Go through the list and enable any startups for your Antivirus software and anything that says Operating System. If you have specific software that you want to start when you boot up your computer, also check them as well.
2.) Run full virus scans.
Often, slow speeds are caused by adware and spyware. There could also be other malicious software. I recommend Malwarebytes and Superantispyware, both available for free.
3.) Reboot your computer after both scans are complete. This will ensure that all threats were removed properly.
4.) Clean your browser.
I use CCleaner to do this.
5.) Run a disk defrag.
There a couple of ways you can do this. The first way is to use the built-in utility. Go to Start, then All Programs, then Accessories, then System Tools, then Disk Defragmentor. Alternatively, and my preferred method, you can use 3rd party software. My recommendation is Defraggler.
This entire process could take several hours, so be sure you have the time to spare. You should not perform other tasks on your computer until the entire process is complete.
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