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Loads and runs very slow, need more memory and disk space. is there any way to update my system with out taking it in somewhere, because i am currently running comcast digital phone. Trying to prevent less inconvenience as possible

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First of all, in order to upgrade it, it is VERY EASY, but I need to know what kind of computer you have so I can point you in the right direction for parts. Send me a reply or even "ASK" me and I will be more than happy to assist you and keep the cost minimal on parts.

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A slow computer could be caused by a number of things –
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2. Registry problems – clean and repair the registry, it will contain unused registry keys. Use a programs such as Registry Mechanic, Microsoft RegClean etc.
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5. Install latest Windows updates.
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7. Clear the Internet cache for faster browsing.
8. Hard disk maintenance is required at least once a month to keep it functioning efficiently.
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There are numerous ways to fix your slow computer without having to spend money or to carry your PC anywhere.

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2. Regain the hard disk space by launching the Disk clean up utilityprovided in the Windows operating system. If even after cleaning up thehard disk from unnecessary programs and files, the space available onthe hard disk is less, then you can uninstall old programs which arenot in use.

3. Update Windows by turning on the automatic update feature when connected to Internet.

4. Registry is a central database of any computer which maintains arecord of the activities and stores them in the form of registryentries like when you install any software application on your PC thenan entry is made in the registry about the installation of thesoftware. So, check for any registry error.

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Some useless programs or virus's may be slowing down your system
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Perform some disk "housekeeping". Run Cleanup to remove old temporary and orphaned files, cookies, etc. Read the directions carefully before using.

Run the Windows Disk Defragment Program. It is a tool for each hard drive. This program consolidates data and free space so that the disk has large, unbroken blocks of unused space to write temporary files - and makes reading data easier as it can be found in one place - instead of having to hunt all over the disk to find it.

Remove existing and prevent future "****" from collecting by using Ccleaner aka "**** cleaner". When run and set up correctly, it will remove and prevent accumulation of junk files and spamware. Again, read directions carefully and allow updates to the program for maximum protection.

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COMPUTER RUNS VERY SLOW


cn i hav the specs of your pc, and your hard drive free space, and your OS,,

pc's performance and stability depends on your memory, programs that you run, video card and processor,, you might want to check also your free space, try defraging it and disk clean up its a big help

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