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I just upgraded to XP but now it takes for ever....


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tomcat31875

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I was running Me and I just recently upgrade to XP but it now takes forever to open applications and I freeze up alot!!! What can I do to increase my computer's speed. I tried Disk Clean up and Defragging but that didn't help much...what else can I do???
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You may be running the bare minimums for system requirements for Win XP. Here's a link to check your system against what Micro$oft says for Win XP Pro:

Win XP Pro System Requirements

I would pretty much take what it says as just a guideline and try to double the RAM and HD requirements. I once partitioned my HD just for Win XP Pro at 1 GB and it said it wasn't enough. :tazz:

I have only a 6 Gb HD and a little more than 360 Mb of RAM and it did run very slow even with all the fancy features turned off. I'm back to Win ME until I get either a new HD and more RAM or new PC.

You might try turning off the Indexing Service and fancy effects to see if that helps and use the classic look.

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i ran xp pro on a p2 400mghz, with 394 megs of ram, and a 6gig hd, no problems at all.

i have also ran xp pro on a p2 233 with 128 megs of ram with the fancy turned off and had no problem. but yea, it verys from comp to comp tho
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What "FANCY" features do I turn off and HOW??? I'm not use to XP and it's starting to really perturb me in a very bad way :tazz:
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