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Windows takes a very long time to open, and also takes a long time to open programs

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  • therealal Aug 27, 2008

    lapton is made by maxdata.
    windows version xp home adition. has an intel celeron M
    410 @ 1.46ghz and 504MB of ram


  • IQUIT May 11, 2010

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    1. Make and model system?

    2. What version of Windows?

    3. How Much RAM memory is installed?

    4. What size hard disk drive installed?

    5. How long has the slow issue been occurring?


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Things you can do to speed your performance:

  1. Set your power management settings to ALWAYS ON
  2. Defragment your hard drive (Open my computer, right click C:, Properties, tools, defragment hard drive)
  3. Turn of disk indexing Open my computer, right click C:, Properties, Uncheck indexing box at bottom of page , Click OK. (Apply to all folders. You'll get an error message, click Ignore all)
  4. Right Click MY COMPUTER, Click Properties, click advanced tab, Click Settings button under PERFORMANCE, Click Adjust for best performance radio button, scroll down to botton and recheck "Use a background image ...." and "Use Drop Shadows ..." Click OK, OK
  5. As far as hardware goes, you can get a great improvement upgrading RAM. www.crucial.com, you can use the tool there to interrogate your system, then it will give you upgrade recommendations. They guarantee their RAM will work in the system and has a lifetime guarantee if it ever fails.

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I would say that you're system specs are too low. Your computer just isn't capable of running this version of windows with your current hardware. It may be time for a hardware upgrade or a computer upgrade

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