My computer is running slow, I have windows xp, i had a verizon person to come out and hook me up to net internet services, and he told me i had alot of programs on here I don't need, but when I go to my add remove programs, I don't know which programs I can remove without causing problems to my computer, in other words, I don't know what half of the stuff is and weather I need it or no
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There is no such thing as a windows vista machine. You can install different operating systems on different machines. Your problem is most likely that you're missing drivers for the peripherals.
Download a program called "driver easy" and run it. It will tell you what drivers are missing, once you get all the drivers installed you should find things work better, like once you get your network running then internet explorer will stop having problems.
Many complaints I receive from clients have to do with slow performance
from their computer. There are several reasons why this happens.
As updates and enhancements are added to Windows, it takes more memory
to run the system. In addition, many new programs with lots of
capability use more memory than their predecessors. Windows Vista is
quite a system hog and needs at least 2 GB RAM to run (even though
Microsoft might say differently). You should have at least 1GB to run
Windows XP and 2 GB for Windows 7. I personally recommend 3GB for all
Assuming you have no malware running that is affecting performance, the
next thing to check is what programs run at startup. From the command
line, type MSCONFIG. The command line is accessed in XP by clicking
START>RUN. In Vista and 7, the command line is just above the START
After opening the window, click on the STARTUP tab. Check out all the
things that are running at startup. Do you need them? Probably not.
You really need the antivirus programs running and that's about it. I
suggest unchecking the items you don't recognize. Then restart your
computer and see if all the things you need still run. If not, you can
go back into MSCONFIG and recheck the things you need. You are not
uninstalling programs by unchecking them--just telling them not to
The third thing you can do is go to the My Computer or Computer menu
item and right click on the hard drive. Go to TOOLS and check your
disk for errors. Next, run DEFRAG. Not only will this result in an
increase in speed, it wil keep your file system healthy.
Duce,how much memory (RAM) do you have.when a computer gets slow it have to little memory.is it a 32x the computer can only take 4 GB memory.is it a 64x ca:8-12.so i suggest you upgrade the memory and look over if you use the programs you got uninstall them never used and only rarely used. http://www.wisecleaner.com/ here do yo find a good cleanigprogram.
To be honest, there are a number of issues might be affecting your PC's performance,
some are dangerous while others not that serious. Learn why and how you
can speed it up easily from: http://www.whyismypcsoslow.net/
There's nothing you can do about your internet speed, dial up is dial up and is known to be slow. If you want fast internet then you would need broadband.
A memory upgrade would speed up the overall performance of the PC. For example: the computer may take 5 minutes to fully boot up and programs taking time to launch. This would not fully resolve but help it to be more responsive.
A memory upgrade is always recommended by me. I expect that your computer can be probably maxed out to 2GB of memory.
hhmmm maybe you should download this program that will get rid of all the bad stuff on your computer that slows it down. BUT this program is only for Windows XP :-)
Verizon needs to apply a firmware update for the Atheros wireless adapter in your notebook. I work for Acer and I end up having to tell people this all day long. If you take this to a wireless router that is not from verizon you will have no problems with your connection. Maybe if enough Fios customers complain they will provide a firmware update for this.