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#1 carz88

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:14 PM

Hi.
A friend of mine recently gave me an "old" laptop..maybe 3/4 years old. Its an HP pavillion dv6000 running Vista. It's sooooo slow!!

It constantly freezes in normal operation. I tried running both disk cleanup and defragment, but they dont seem to work. They either go on and on for days and never seem to do anything or they freeze up.

I'm also unable to run any of the Windows updates, and i'm positive its a valid copy of windows.

Any help would be great. Thanks a lot.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:15 PM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

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#3 carz88

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 09:40 PM

Here is the link:

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/AYcEryeoQXpg2IBYSmWygmO

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:45 PM

Well you need m ore RAM for windows Vista to run at its very best.

Your CPU is very lacking, and I would recommend downgrading to Windows XP you will get more out of your system.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 07:39 PM

Ok thanks, I'll certainly look into doing some upgrades. Is there anything I can do in the meantime to help it run a bit faster?




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