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Major tuneup I have had the computer for several years and there are programs that I never use and probably all kinds of things running in the background. Recently I increased the Ram to 4Gigs so it should be running fast. How can I get rid of the programs that I don't use and do a good tune-up. I know how to defrag and delete temp files and all the easy stuff.

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Get Registry cleaner or winXP manager. this will clear any junk and your PC will be lot faster

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Try Downloading CCleaner and run that.
Also just go into Add/Remove Programs and get rid of all the stuff that you don't need.

Another option would be to completely reinstall windows as that will get rid of everything that is unnecessary

Also you could do a system restore through windows, and restore to a date that's close to the time when you bought it.

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