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speed up windows vista?


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its been running slower id there anyway to speed it up? and the internet to is running WAY slower. i need it i bit faster is there any software that would work to make it faster. ? :) :)
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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.
I have to ask for more information.
  • how much RAM does your computer have.
  • What programs have you added.
  • What anti-virus do you use.
  • Are you using an instant messenger.
  • Have you added any hardware
Please be as specific as you can.
Thank you.
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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.
I have to ask for more information.

  • how much RAM does your computer have.
  • What programs have you added.
  • What anti-virus do you use.
  • Are you using an instant messenger.
  • Have you added any hardware
Please be as specific as you can.
Thank you.

thank you and my computer has 1gb of RAM. i didnt really add programs much only like poweriso itunes office 2007 system mechanics professional 6 ( it dont work.) and some programs that came with it. i use mcafee. and i don't use a instant messenger. i just use the online version. and i havent added any hardware.
thank you for helping me.
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1Gb of memory isn't really enough. It's usable but in reality with other overheads such as your anti-virus programs, you need more memory.
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Hello,
Please uninstall system mechanic 6.
Even if it does not work it loads at start up and runs in the background.
itunes is also running in the background.
Mcafee is a resource hog and is slowing your computer down.
Bottom line, add at least 512MB of RAM. (better to add 1 GB).
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go to start menu, then right click on computer, click properties, click advanced settings, click performance, click "for best performance" instead of best appearance... this will change EVERYTHING to classic windows view and will speed things up, Vista uses a ton of ram to process all it's beautiful features...

you can then go to personalize and change the theme to vista... this way it will look like vista, but without all the extra pretty crap, and will function much quicker... you may need to adjust your monitor resolution down a bit to make up for the "downgrade"...
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Hello,
Please uninstall system mechanic 6.
Even if it does not work it loads at start up and runs in the background.
itunes is also running in the background.
Mcafee is a resource hog and is slowing your computer down.
Bottom line, add at least 512MB of RAM. (better to add 1 GB).

so your saying i need 2 gb of ram. but i dont know what kind i need and how much would it be. i have the gateway gt5405 computer.
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go to start menu, then right click on computer, click properties, click advanced settings, click performance, click "for best performance" instead of best appearance... this will change EVERYTHING to classic windows view and will speed things up, Vista uses a ton of ram to process all it's beautiful features...

you can then go to personalize and change the theme to vista... this way it will look like vista, but without all the extra pretty crap, and will function much quicker... you may need to adjust your monitor resolution down a bit to make up for the "downgrade"...


i did it but it didnt speed up my internet thats what i need.
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