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My old dell wants to run but something is out of kilter,256 installed,51% free space.running norton.Im not sure that the 256 is fully in service.Demention 4100,This old model T will make someone a good pc help me tune it,so I can donate it to a special person at the salvation army.Not looking for a deduction,just an efficent old pc as it can be for 3 kids and their mom.I thank you. so much for input and time. Billy

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Get rid of Norton as soon as you can it's probably trying to use more memory and resources than that poor old girl has.
Get a nice new copy of AVG 8.0 free version from here:
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Third, uninstall Norton and install the security essentials.

That will give you anti-virus/malware protection, it's free, and works better than Norton.

Then, reboot, let system get all way booted up, then click start, and at the very top on the right hand side, click on Windows Update.

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Thank you for your help last time


256 mb of memory is not very much. It's the bare minimum you can get by with running Windows XP. Adding more would certainly be an improvement.
Only 1 gig of free space left on an 80 gig hard drive is not much room for Windows to work with. I would definitely try to get rid of or back up some files to make more room. You should also run a system clean up and do a defragmentation of the hard drive.

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Check to see if the computer meets the minimum system requirements
    To successfully install Norton Internet Security 2008, your system must meet the following minimum requirements:

    Basic requirements for Windows XP:
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    * 300-MHz or faster processor
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I tried and installed in my computer but my daughter already purchased the norton antivirus progame so im using it and i tried but for free trail of your system and i think that it is good but im still...


Yes i can surely help you in this.

You just have run this tool which i iam giving you and norton will be completely will be removed for you computer.

You have to click on download button and then click on run twice and will do its work and your computer will rebooting and then Norton is removed from your computer.Just go to step three and run this tool....
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2007080716240739?Open&docid=2005033108162039&nsf=tsgeninfo.nsf&view=docid

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Did you have a older version of Norton on your system before.
I have problems installing new version of Norton after not fully uninstalling the older version. Symantec has a removal tool for free to download. I would run this tool before trying again to install the new version. But that's just me. You do what you want.

Let me know

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Please completley remove the norton security from my computer...trying to run something comcst says you need to do something to rmove it...please do asap ...thank you


Go into Control Panel, then Add/Remove Programs. Wait for the list of all programs to load up.

Go down through the list and look for Norton Internet Security. Remove it. It will take a very long time, sometimes 1/2 hour or more depending on speed of computer. Reboot the computer after it has been removed, especially if/when it asks you to reboot after the process.

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Your computer should be much, much faster now. So now you need a new Anti-Virus program...

I've found in my experience that Norton and McAfee do more damage to some computers than good, besides the fact that they are severely over-priced. I would NEVER install either Norton (Symantec) or McAfee on anyone's computer. Matter of fact, I just had to remove Norton 2008 from a lady's computer today, an old Dell 2400 because her system was too old and slow to run new Norton.

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