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#11783 11-Feb-2007 17:47
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i have a dell demension 1100. i also have dail-up ( i know, who still uses that). anyways, my comp is very slow. i tried to go under "run" and "msconfig" to stop unnessecery programs from starting up and running automatically. but the same things still pop on when i log on to my desktop. what can i do to make it faster?Wink 

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  #60451 11-Feb-2007 18:56
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Everyone in the world should read this or this or other stuff like it...

I assume the following:

You have Windows XP
You have 256MB RAM

  • Upgrade your computers RAM to 512MB (buy a 256MB stick of desktop ram, probably "DDR333" or higher (but not DDR2) (someone will correct me if im wrong about the 1100's RAM)
  • Go into START > CONTROL PANEL > ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS and remove all software you have installed yourself that you dont use anymore, or dont want.
  • Click START > ALL PROGRAMS > STARTUP and delete just about everything in there except things like your printers status software

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