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Old 11-18-2008, 03:41 PM
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I have a computer that is about 5 years old and runs really slow. I believe that it is running XP. Is there a way to reset it back to 'new' again? I dont need anything on it that was installed. I just want it running faster so my 4 year old can use it for games online

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Look for the XP serial number (key) located on the back or side of the computer. If you have the key, just re-install XP.

Also more RAM will always speed up XP, current RAM is very cheap. As it gets older and obsolete, price goes up.

If you don't want to re-install you'll need to run several cleanup programs.
Also if you're kid will be online with it make sure you have a current anti-virus and firewall program installed.

Free apps and utilities.
AVG Free - Download antivirus and antispyware software for Windows XP and Vista

CCleaner - Home
The home of Spybot-S&D!

Tweak XP configuration
Black Viper's Web Site

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Old 11-18-2008, 05:09 PM
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Thanks so much! I will give that a shot!

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