Posted 10 August 2010 - 01:48 PM
I have a Gateway with Windows XP home installed. I got it sometime around 2001, whenever XP first came out. After about 5 yrs it became so infested with virus' and stuff, I took it to a guy and he said it would be easier to remove XP and re-install. Afterwards my computer ran smoothly, until now...another 4-5 yrs later and it's acting up again. I think I need to re-install my XP again as it's really slow and stuff. I've defragged, disk cleaned and done what I thought was everything to speed it up, but, I think it's too far gone now. The old guy that done it the first time has passed, and I'm thinking if its not too terribly hard, I would attempt to re-install. Before doing so, I will save anything I'm wanting to keep to another server as I don't have a burner, I"ll email them and leave them on their server until I've reinstalled. I am running a verified XP and I'm wondering by reinstalling does that change?
PS: I read over the forums about slow pc and stuff...but it seems like the more I do in downloading software to correct any issues, I just wind up with more issues. That's the reasoning behind re installing XP