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#1 jmgarcia50

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 01:32 PM

I recently had to switch to a computer using win95 and i find it to be extremely slow, and hard to find software and hardware for. I was wondering if someone could help me to find the easiest way to either upgrade it, or to install a different win program(if possible). I would greatly appreciate any suggestions thank you.

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 03:10 PM

It could be slow because it has old hardware. You can try this and we can tell you if have any spyware/infections in there that could be slowing you down:

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 03:20 PM

Strange you never asked him the processor speed and how much RAM as a first line of enquiry before jumping straight in with HJT? It may have been slow from day one --- ??

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 09:51 PM

The computer has 64mb ram, and Im not sure of the processing speed. And there are not any bugs or anything I have already checked for those. Its just been slow from the time I got it, its a used computer so i think it needs some work im just not sure what to do, I have tried everything I know.

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:27 PM

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If it a really old computer like a 486 processer, possibly 100meg it will always be slow. Its been a long time since I have played with Win 95 but I beleive it has a program called MSD that will tell you your system specs. such as processer speed, mem,etc. Go to start/run and type MSD,Enter. Also some older computers will display the processer speed during boot. You have to watch closely as it will not be displayed very long. You can pause the display at this time with your pause key.

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:45 PM

Strange you never asked him the processor speed and how much RAM as a first line of enquiry before jumping straight in with HJT? It may have been slow from day one --- ??


In these types of situations I would rather see the software side before the hardware side, because then I can determine if that is causing any slowness and rule that out.

If I had asked the hardware side, which since its 95 its probably going to be an old computer, I would have most likely blamed it on the hardware without even looking at possible issues lurking in the software.

Edited by Grinler, 13 February 2005 - 10:47 PM.





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