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#1 lwa

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 07:29 PM

My wife uses I win games and is always complains that the system is slow. Any thoughts

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:56 PM

Not enough info....

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)
- what browser/version is used? tried another browser?

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:50 PM

Do some basic maintenance:

http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-up-a-Slow-Performing-Computer

Suggest using these:

http://majorgeeks.com/CCleaner_Slim_d4191.html

http://majorgeeks.com/Avast_Home_Edition_d1968.html

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti...4-10804572.html

Edited by zbd, 05 June 2010 - 11:53 PM.


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Posted 06 June 2010 - 10:09 AM

Slow Computer, It May Not Be Malware (Quietman) - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=38264

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 03:30 AM

Hi , according to your description. I think there are two things you must do first.
First, you should try some software to optimize your system. Here are some most popular ones.

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/
http://download.cnet.com/TuneUp-Utilities-2010/undefined
http://download.cnet.com/Advanced-SystemCare-Free/

Also, you should install some anti-virus and anti-malware software to kick out any threats of your system, for they may also slow down your speed. such as Norton,Macfee,AVG and spyware doctor.

Edited by William Wilson, 07 June 2010 - 03:32 AM.


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:11 PM

Hi , according to your description. I think there are two things you must do first.
First, you should try some software to optimize your system. Here are some most popular ones.

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/
http://download.cnet.com/TuneUp-Utilities-2010/undefined
http://download.cnet.com/Advanced-SystemCare-Free/

Also, you should install some anti-virus and anti-malware software to kick out any threats of your system, for they may also slow down your speed. such as Norton,Macfee,AVG and spyware doctor.



Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

• Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

• Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

• Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

• Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

• The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.




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