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I seem to be having memory problems where after a while the computer gets slower and slower until I finally have to reboot and then it is fast again. It seems like my memory is getting bogged down after a while. I'm not sure if its a particular program my kids are running or what's causing it, can you help me?
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Click start, right click my computer, click properties, advanced, settings for performance, advanced, click change for virtual memory, put the dot in system managed then press set then apply

If this does not improve it then you can run memtest to check

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I changed the settings as you suggested, we'll see how it works. How do you run memtest?

Also, I have another question maybe you can help me with. I am running XP with multiple users, on oneof the users, every time you start up for that user the computer runs windows installer and is trying to install Microsoft Office. I figure there must be something in start-up somewhere telling it to run the office setup, but I can't find it. Where can you look for start-up entries. I've looked in the following areas.

The current user/software/micrsoft/currentversion/run and run once directories in the registar. I've run Hijack this and I don't see it in there. I've run msconfig and it doesn't show up in start-up there. Where else could it be and how can I find it. Like i said it only happens only the one user.
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See how system managed does for a bit, the theory is that the system will monitor and change the memory requirement to suit

http://www.memtest.org/#downiso

You need the pre compiled package for floppy, though do give system managed a chance

Have a look at this for Office

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;290740

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;312596

Do you have 3.1 installer for XP
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