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Chris - Thecleancar

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Hello

I've got Win XP Pro installed on a PC with a 1.7 ghz processor and 256 mb of Memory am I right in thinking that I really need 512mb or more to run this O/S. At times it seems rather slow to boot and to open applications.
Is there anything I can do to speed things up temporarily until I can get some more memory installed.
I have run defrag and cleanup from system tools
Thanks

Chris
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Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit, select all, right click any file, click delete, confirm

Click start then run, type msconfig then press enter, click start up, click disable all then replace the ticks for the firewall, anti virus and any anti spyware programmes, click apply and reboot, tick do not start the configuration utility when windows loads

Check the firewall, anti virus and anti spyware scanners are running

Click start, right click my computer, click properties, click advanced, click settings for performance, click advanced, click change for virtual memory, put the dot in system managed, click set
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Chris - Thecleancar

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Thanks

Thats helped a bit - just have to get the extra menory bought and fitted

Thanks for your help

Chris :whistling:
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Thank You for letting me know
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