Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:18 PM
Make sure with windows xp that it has at least 512 megs of ram, now seriously consider doing a clean install, then remove everything that he won't use in the way of cruddy programs, defrag the computer, apply any service packs and updates.
Defrag again, check the guides for improving performance, and tell him to maintain the computer.
No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.