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#1 trevorcork

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 11:06 AM

I have a friend of my dads running XP its very slow i know it has alot too do with his hardware etc, he has only 500mb of Ram and cant upgrade, he doesnt have the money too buy a new pc at the moment, anything ye can suggest i do too speed it yup in someway?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 02:15 PM

Delete any temp files with TFC.

 

Remove any unnecessary programs he no longer needs.

 

Defragment the hard drive.

 

Make sure free space is at least 10% or the hard drive size.

 

The slowdown may also be due to a malware infection.



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Posted 20 December 2015 - 09:33 PM

Unless your father needs programs that run only on windows, I suggest getting a linux distro such as xubuntu. Here is a great tutorial: https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/770346-how-to-install-and-try-linux-the-absolutely-easiest-and-safest-way

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 10:30 PM

If you don't want to fiddle with Linux, try this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/


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