I purchased a second hand laptop off Ebay just a few weeks back. Dell Latitude D531 - The seller's blurb stated the machine had been hardly used. When received it looked in good nick, though I did wonder why the A button symbol was almost rubbed away !
Also, the keyboard was set for USA, ( couldn't access the @ sign ) but sorted that.
Seller has apparently installed the latest version of Windows XP on it.
Problem is, the machine is running slower and slower on the internet, 'til it jams up altogether and I have to switch off after only a hanful of minutes .
I am,by no means, computer savvy, all I know is I purchased a "new " laptop, as I wanted a fast machine, as my old,much used Dell laptop ( which I'm using to write this with ) is, infinitely faster ! than my recent purchase. Even with years of usage and with tons of files and vids etc on it !
Have I been ripped off ? or could there be some other explantion for why the " New " laptop keeps freezing up ? It's had next to no use from me ....
Please find list of Programmes the seller installed.... Can ANY of these be deleted, Safely ! without compromising the computer functioning as should , might this help with the speed issue ?
ATI SOFTWARE UNINSTALL UTILITY SIZE 116 KB
ATI CATALYST CONTROL CENTRE SIZE 209.09 MB
ATI DISPLAY DRIVER - SIZE 0 KB
BROADCOM GIGABIT INTEGRATED CONTROLLER - SIZE 480 KB
BROADCOM MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS - SIZE 3.31 MB
CONEXANT HDA D330 MDC V 92 Modem SIZE 776 KB
DW WLAN CARD UTILITY SIZE 4. 27 MB
MICROSOFT . NET FRAMEWORK 1.1 SIZE 0 MB
MICROSOFT.NET FRAMEWORK 2. 0 SERVICE PACK 2 SIZE 302.08 MB
MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 3.0 SERVICE PACK 2 SIZE 266. 39 MB