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#1 prepcook1

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:44 AM

Wow! There is just so much here, how do I know which is the best spyware, ad-aware etc for my computer? I am trying to speed up my computer a little. I have done all the usual, deleted old software moved pics off onto hard storage, printed all important documents, and backed up to a jump drive all important files, programs and documents necessary. My computer is still very slow. So, I checked task manager all sorts of stuff running all exe files some I recognize others well, lets say I might understand Russian better. If you can help great! If not, I am on my own... again. Just to be fully informed, I have cleaned my registery and defragged my system twice in the last week and still this dinosaur doesn't want to speed up. I tried installing extra memory .... but hubby says there are no more slots available...so that is not a solution. Thanks in advance for what you folks might be able to help with.

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#2 frankp316

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 11:42 AM

If you're having trouble interpreting Task Manager, you should download Process Explorer. Like a lot of third party freeware utilities, it does what Windows should do a lot better so the tech challenged can understand it. Yes, it is a Microsoft product. It was actually created by Sysinternals and Microsoft bought the company.





http://www.download.com/Process-Explorer/3...4-10223605.html

#3 hamluis

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:16 PM

Honestly...if you are already maxed out on RAM, there's not much hope of speeding up the system...unless you have malware slowing it down, IMO.

How much RAM installed?

Manufacturer/model of the system?

How much free hard drive space does the system have?

10 Reasons Why Your Computer Runs Slow - - http://www.bestsecuritytips.com/xfsection+...rticleid+43.htm

Slow Computer - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22278

http://www.microsoft.com/AtWork/getstarted/speed.mspx

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:07 PM

thanks for sharing :thumbsup:




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