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Help I just bought windows xp the upgrade addition for my computer...but it is running so slow and i need a restore program is there and way i can find one online for free?

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Windows already comes with some features that could help you out. First, Window's System Restore feature creates restore points that attempt to enable the user to restore the computer to the same state it was when the point was created. It doesn't replace all files and programs, but it tries to restore all settings that it can.

If you want to restore just your system files from the CD you can do that as well. This will leave all programs and personal files intact, but restore the Operating System to the state it was when first installed.

Lastly, if you would like to reformat the entire computer and install Windows fresh you can do that as well. You will need a copy of a CD of a previous Windows installation, however, since you have the Upgrade version. During installation it will just ask you to pop it in to verify that you have an older version and then just proceed with a regular install.

Please comment back as to which option you would like and I can go into more detail.

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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.

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A memory upgrade is always recommended by me. I expect that your computer can be probably maxed out to 2GB of memory.


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My computer is slow


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  • Issue:
  • My computer is running slow what steps can I do to fix it?
  • Cause:
  • This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
  • Hard disk drive is short on available disk space.
  • Several software programs have been installed/uninstalled leaving behind bad files and/or confusing the software.
  • Data Corruption.
  • Missing Windows updates / Outdated drivers.
  • Computer is overheating.
  • Corrupt OS.
  • Bad Hardware.
  • Solution:
  • Below are steps for Microsoft Windows users that should help speed up the computer or determine why the computer is running slow.
  • Note: If it is just your Internet that is slow see document CH000986 for reasons why this may be happening.
  • Not enough hard disk drive space
  • Verify that there is at least 200-500MB of free hard disk drive space. This available space allows the computer to have room for the swap file to increase in size as well as room for temporary files.
  • Steps on how to determine how much disk space your computer has can be found on document CH000369.
  • See document CH000528 for additional information about regaining lost hard disk drive space.
  • Hard drive corrupted or fragmented
  • Run Scandisk or something equivalent to help ensure that there is nothing physically wrong with the computer hard disk drive.
  • Run Defrag to help ensure that data is arranged in the best possible order.
  • Background programs
  • Remove or disable any TSRs or programs that automatically start each time the computer boots. See document CHTSR for additional information. If you're wanting to see what programs are running in the background, how much memory they're using, and their CPU usage open Task Manager. Also, if you are running Windows 7, you can run Resmon to find out which programs are taking up a lot of space.
  • If you've got an anti-virus scanner on the computer, spyware protection program, or other security utility make sure it's not running in the background as you're trying to work. Often when these programs begin to scan the computer it can decrease the overall performance of your computer.
  • Hardware conflicts
  • Verify that the Device Manager has no conflicts. If any exist resolve these issues as they could be the cause of your problem. Information about how to get into Device Manager can be found on document CH000833.
  • Update Windows
  • Make sure you have all the latest Windows updates installed in the computer. Additional information about making sure Windows is up-to-date can be found on document CH000545.
  • Update your drivers
  • Make sure you've got the latest drivers for your computer. Especially the latest video drivers. Having out-of-date drivers can cause an assortment of issues. See document CH000546 for additional information.
  • Computer or processor is overheating
  • Make sure your computer and processor is not overheating, excessive heat can cause a significant decrease in computer performance some processors will even lower the speed of the processor automatically to help compensate for the heat related issues. Additional information about your processor temperature and was of determining how hot it is can be found on document CH000687.
  • Specific operating system basic troubleshooting
  • Basic Microsoft Windows XP troubleshooting.
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    Basic Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 troubleshooting.
    Basic Microsoft Windows ME troubleshooting.
    Basic Microsoft Windows 98 troubleshooting.
    Basic Microsoft Windows 95 troubleshooting.
    Basic Microsoft Windows 3.x troubleshooting.
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  • Memory upgrade
  • If you've had your computer for more than one year it's likely you're computer is not meeting the memory requirements for today. We suggest at a minimum the computer have 1GB of memory. Additional information about determining how much RAM is installed in your computer can be found on document CH000149.
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  • Finally, if none of the above solutions resolve your issues, it is recommended that you either reinstall Windows and/or erase everything and then start over. Additional information about how to do this can be found on document CH000186.
  • Hardware issues
  • If your computer continues to be slow after going over each of the above recommendations it's possible that your computer is experiencing a more serious hardware related issue such as a failing component in the computer. This could be a failing or bad CPU, RAM, Motherboard, or other component.
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Can i install windows vista ultimate in ibm netvista 8303 with 768 MB Ram, 64 Graphic Card and 2.0 GHz Procesor?


it will surely install but it will be very slow in the operation because your system does not meets the minimum requirements you will have to upgrade your ram and graphics card to run it optimally
also
some programs you use will also run slowly
so reccomend you
vista home basic
or
xp sp3
additionally you can insrtall various customization packs to enhance the xp gui

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My laptop is running very slowly. HELP !


This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
Hard disk drive is short on available disk space.

Several software programs have been installed/uninstalled leaving behind bad files and/or confusing the software.

Data Corruption.
Computer is overheating.
Bad Hardware.
Additional information:
If your Internet is slow this document does not contain information about this issue. See document CH000986 for additional information about why your Internet connection may be slow.
PC Solution:
Below are steps for Microsoft Windows that should help speed up the computer or determine why the computer is running slow.
Not enough hard disk drive space
If you have a hard disk drive that is 10GB or smaller, ensure that there is at least 200MB of hard disk drive space free. If you have a hard drive larger than this size, verify that there is at least 500MB of free hard disk space. This available space allows the computer to have room for the swap file to increase in size as well as room for temporary files.

Hard drive corrupted or fragmented
Run Scandisk or something equivalent to help ensure that there is nothing physically wrong with the computer hard disk drive.
Run Defrag to help ensure that data is arranged in the best possible order.
Background programs
Remove or disable any TSRs or programs that automatically start each time the computer boots. .

Hardware conflicts
Verify that the Device Manager has no conflicts, but if conflicts are present, resolve them.
Issues with Windows XP prefetch
If you have Windows XP try deleting all files in the prefetch directory. These are prefetch files and can lower system resources if loading programs no longer being used. See our prefetch definition for additional information about prefetch.
Issues in Windows 95 / 98 autoexec.bat / config.sys
If you are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98 and do not plan on running any MS-DOS programs from MS-DOS follow the below steps.
Click Start, Run and type command and press enter.
In the MS-DOS window type cd\ to get to C:\> and then type ren autoexec.bat autoexec.ch and ren config.sys config.ch
This will rename your autoexec.bat and config.sys and help make sure memory is being optimized through Windows.
Computer or processor is overheating
Make sure your computer and processor is not overheating, excessive heat can cause a significant decrease in computer performance some processors will even lower the speed of the processor automatically to help compensate for the heat related issues. .
Specific operating system basic troubleshooting
Try running through the basic troubleshooting steps for your operating system.
Erase computer and start over

Virus Problem
Be sure that your computer is not virus or spyware infected
Run antivirus program

Finally, if none of the above solutions resolve your issues, it is recommended that you either reinstall Windows and/or erase everything and then start over.
Hardware issues
If your computer continues to be slow after going over each of the above recommendations it's possible that your computer is experiencing a more serious hardware related issue such as a failing component in the computer. This could be a failing or bad CPU, RAM, Motherboard, or other component.

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Computer Speed


ok what do you mean by slow the computer running slow or the internet?

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