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Windows Vista, SO SO slow since sister had it!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by nd3_2000, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. nd3_2000

    nd3_2000 Thread Starter

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    HI everyone,

    I have gotten hold of my sister's windows vista machine that she had from brand new about 3 years ago but now is SO slow on start up, runs really slow, constantly not responds etc for ages then kicks in!

    I have said I would look into helping her out to fix it but really nto sure where the best place to start is.

    I am defragging it as I speak which has taken 4 hours so far and no idea when that will be complete.

    I wonder if anyone could give me an idea on where to start really to get it back to its glory days.......or just working at a reasonable speed would be great

    Thanks to anyone who may help

    Cheers
    Neil
     
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    First thing to check is what "Protection" programs are running?
    If there is more than 1 AV program installed remove all but one.

    If there are any of the "Registry Cleaners" or "Speed up my PC type's" back up all data and get ready to do a system rebuild back to factory settings.

    What is the make and model of this machine?
     
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