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Do I need these programs?


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#1 joenmt

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 02:26 PM

Hello,a while back I downloaded Windows Service Pack 3..My computer slowed up and was having other problems as well..As per a phone conversation to my ISP support they advised me to remove it and go back to my original Service Pack 2..Since I removed it I noticed that on my Add/Remove Programs window there are somethings that I don't recall being there before..These are..MS Netframework SP1 and MSWSE 2.0 SP3 Runtime..My computer is still slower than it was and my question is, do I need these programs or should they be removed also?? Any help would be appreciated.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:25 PM

Maybe or maybe not, the root of your problem is not those programs or SP3.
Tell us about your computer, processor, RAM, and other general specs.
Are you on dial up, or dsl or ??
Download Malware bytes (free) and run it.
what Anti virus program do you have?

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:34 PM

Unless your hard drive is 98% full, installed programs do not make a difference on speed. Only running programs slow down a computer. Try getting a startup manager (like st-m) and remove things you know you don't need (just be sure to research programs you are unfamiliar with).

Good luck :thumbsup:


BTW: :flowers: Don't delete those. :trumpet:

Edited by o_rly, 26 March 2009 - 05:35 PM.

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#4 joenmt

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:14 PM

Thank You for the replies..Yes, my computer is a Dell Optiplex GX270..256MB of RAM..Intel Pentium 4 CPU..2.60Ghz..WindowsXP Home Edition Version 2002..Service Pack 2..Dial-Up Connection..Connects at 50.6Kbps..PeoplePC Internet Security Pack..And the last time I defragmented I should have 75% available memory..That is all I know, I'm really new to computers and appreciate you taking your time to help..Thanks for the info about the sart-up manager,I will take time to learn more about it..
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:25 PM

..256MB of RAM....Dial-Up Connection..

Both of these will prevent your system from operating with much speed. Windows XP really needs 512MB or more, 256MB noticeably cramps its operation. Dial-Up is also having difficulty coping these days, as websites have become graphically demanding and are not designed thinking of dial-up speeds any more.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:41 PM

Yes, more RAM will definitely provide a noticeable difference. Your machine takes DDR memory, here's a link to some prices for those:

512 MB stick for $18.99 with free shipping.

That'll bring you up to 768 MB total, which will suffice for you, I'm sure, but you may look at getting an extra 1 GB stick (from what I can find from Dell, the maximum capacity is 2 GB) for $32.99 with free shipping.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 02:52 AM

If I were you I should definitely re-install SP3, because it fixes multiple security-issues. SP3 is listed as a high priority-update by microsoft. After installing, run microsoft update untill it finds no more high priority updates.

For more information about NET.Framework click here. You have to decide yourself if you need it or not, depends on other programs on your computer. If you decide you need it, take care it is updated.
For Ms WSE, look here, same thing, you may or may not need/want it on your computer.
In both cases, these are by no means suspicious programs.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:54 PM

Hello and THANKS to all whom replied..I will add RAM to improve XP efficiency, thanks for the knowledge..And thank you for the links as to my Net. Framework and Runtime questions..I will download SP3 once again and lastly I will shortly upgrade to DSL as I am getting quite unhappy with my dialup connection..We must all start somewhere and as I am new to this I am learning with the help of folks like you all at BleepingComputer..I surely have more questions but they are for another forum..Thanks Again..Its Been a pleasure..
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:27 PM

Glad to be of help! Most of us started the same way here!

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