Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties. What's the processor type and speed, and how much RAM is there?Hi There, Can someone help me please. Our computer is really slow, especially when accessing the Net. It is about 4 years old and the o/s is XP home.
Thank you for your help.Sometimes we all gather lots and lots of starup programs we don't need to be in there or running services.
Have you had a look in config recently ?
Start/search box enter RUN type msconfig in box.
In the Startup tab have a look to see if there are any programs that you do not need to be there.
Your not removing them, just preventing them starting up when everything else does, hence slowing startup time. Only uncheck those you know don't need to be there, eg paint shop pro,open office,dvd burner etc etc unless you want them to.
In the Services tab , again see if there is anything there that you do not need running all the time.
If you are in any doubt as to what the running services do, DO NOT UNCHECK the boxes.
Note them down and search the net for info.
This may help but you may also have software you need slowing you down too.
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