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Old 03-14-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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The question many people have: how do i speed up my computer? it used to be so fast!

hi, i'm just looking for tips to speed this thing up. i normally do a defrag and a disk cleanup once a month, but it doesn't really seem to do anything.

any tips?

oh, by the way, i have Windows XP.

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Old 03-14-2009, 12:35 PM   #2
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Get Ccleaner, that will take care of most things you should normally do separately.

Also it might help to get rid of programs that start up automatically when you start your pc, check in preferences or programs like msn or winzip and such if it starts up automatically and turn that off, that way your pc will start up faster.
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Get Ccleaner, that will take care of most things you should normally do separately.

Also it might help to get rid of programs that start up automatically when you start your pc, check in preferences or programs like msn or winzip and such if it starts up automatically and turn that off, that way your pc will start up faster.
is it a free download? safe?
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I will have to try that.. my computer used to be crazy fast and now not so much.
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sweet, thank you!
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Format your hard drive.
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Honestly. Ive done a lot to get my windows laptop faster.


Only thing that actually made a noticable difference was wiping it all.
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Honestly. Ive done a lot to get my windows laptop faster.


Only thing that actually made a noticable difference was wiping it all.
yeah, i've thought about deleting all my music since it's all on my Ipod, but i enjoy listening to music on my PC too.
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Format your hard drive.
what do you mean by that? i see a format option, but i don't want to fuck anything up.
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Er yah that means wiping it all clean.
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Er yah that means wiping it all clean.
ooh....well that's no fun.
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Save everything you want to save. If you have an external hard drive, that makes it very easy.

It's really the only way that's going to bring it back to being like you just bought it.
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Yeah getting an external hard drive is a great idea. Just put all your music and videos and such on there and you can take it off your pc.
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Yeah getting an external hard drive is a great idea. Just put all your music and videos and such on there and you can take it off your pc.
i might do that. btw, thanks again for ccleanup idea. i can tell a difference already, especially with starting up programs.
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