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I have some questions for you!

1. I have 7.58GBs of free space on my C:\ Drive out of the 36.6GBs its capable of. It takes my computer about four minutes before it I can start using it and I want to make it faster, what should I do?

2. My processor is only 2.52GHz and I want my computer to run faster, is there a way to make it run faster and if so, how?

3. I only have 1.00GB of RAM and I want my computer faster, is there a way to make it have more ram and if so, how?

4. I need help cleaning my PC. I have loads of stuff that was left behind from a program, I have a list of the files in the program files in the attachment. Also, I have a picture that I'm not kidding that my computer is slow.
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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009, 10:17:01 PM »
1. I have 7.58GBs of free space on my C:\ Drive out of the 36.6GBs its capable of. It takes my computer about four minutes before it I can start using it and I want to make it faster, what should I do?
Remove all unnecessary programs of the automatic startup, revise your scheduled tasks and even the services (for advanced users).
Try Startup Delayer.
This freeware controls the windows startup (Windows 98\Me\2k\XP\Vista) that does not follow a strict order.
2. My processor is only 2.52GHz and I want my computer to run faster, is there a way to make it run faster and if so, how?
Overclocking tools aren't toys... you could damage your computer and even ruin it.

3. I only have 1.00GB of RAM and I want my computer faster, is there a way to make it have more ram and if so, how?
Buy more ;)

4. I need help cleaning my PC. I have loads of stuff that was left behind from a program, I have a list of the files in the program files in the attachment. Also, I have a picture that I'm not kidding that my computer is slow.
CCleaner and Wise Disk Cleaner could do the job.
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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009, 10:30:21 PM »
1. Delayed 3 items.

2. What does a processor do anyway?

3. Thats not right...

4. I used CCleaner before I posted...
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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2009, 10:34:17 PM »
2. What does a processor do anyway?
Calculations.

3. Thats not right...
What isn't right?
Do you mean it's not fair?
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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2009, 10:38:38 PM »
Windows cruft.

This computer used to take about 5 minutes to boot after running XP from pre SP1 to SP2, and just as long to shut down. (1.8Ghz, 256MB.)

Best to reinstall Windows.

I installed Ubuntu instead- boot up and shut down now take seconds rather than minutes.
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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2009, 10:41:27 PM »
Best to reinstall Windows.

 :o But... but.!!!?oh but!?!?!?!?> but 1! i cant do that! Its so annoying, WHY CAN'T I JUST DELETE SOME ADD/REMOVE PRGRAMS/>?
 ???

I don't want to reinstall windows...
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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2009, 10:45:24 PM »
I don't want to reinstall windows...
But you won't be able to run Vista with comfort in this system... forget it...
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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2009, 10:49:22 PM »
I don't want to reinstall windows...
But you won't be able to run Vista with comfort in this system... forget it...

.......................................... Why can't I buy another PC?.....
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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2009, 10:54:23 PM »
Why can't I buy another PC?
Who am I to say what you can do and what you can't ::)
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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2009, 10:56:07 PM »
Why can't I buy another PC?
Who am I to say what you can do and what you can't ::)
What PC do I buy?
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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2009, 10:57:07 PM »
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Look at the specs in my signature. I have a slower CPU (a processor - the brain of a computer) and my startup time is much quicker than yours. I suggest you have way too many programs starting at startup.
Check your startup list and eliminate those that are not needed at startup.


.......................................... Why can't I buy another PC?....


Yes, of course you can buy another computer if you want to and have the money to do so.

It would be hard for us to suggest what computer for you to buy. It all depends on your computing needs and the money available.


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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2009, 11:11:36 PM »
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Look at the specs in my signature. I have a slower CPU (a processor - the brain of a computer) and my startup time is much quicker than yours. I suggest you have way too many programs starting at startup.
Check your startup list and eliminate those that are not needed at startup.

Are you joking???

I only had two programs. Now what do I do?
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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2009, 11:13:09 PM »
I only had two programs. Now what do I do?
Format, install XP again...
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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2009, 11:16:17 PM »
I only had two programs. Now what do I do?
Format, install XP again...

Wait, Can you remove a G:/ and a D:/ drive? Also, can I move some of my files to a removable thingy that allows me to reput it in and get the files back? How do you format? How do I install XP again if I lost the CD?
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Re: Some questions to help my computer... (Space, speed, and more...)
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2009, 11:19:52 PM »
Why can't I buy another PC?
Who am I to say what you can do and what you can't ::)
What PC do I buy?
Don't buy a big name system but find a local PC store with a good reputation that has been in business for a while like I did for my new Vista Home Premium system.  

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How do you format?
Learn to use Google:
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