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  • Question

  • Hi,

    This is an old machine that I bought for temporary use. I have it for 4 months now and it is functioning too slow, way to slow.

    In the beginning it ran well enough, but now that I use one or two external drives to search for data it is to slow. I also see a huge difference when I browse the web from 4 months ago to now.

    Can s/o please help me get this pc running smooth and fast again,

    Ty,

    Shouki


    • Edited by shouki00 Monday, May 4, 2015 7:03 PM
    Monday, May 4, 2015 7:03 PM

Answers

  • Firstly, support for Windows XP is already ended and running Windows XP is NOT recommended:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/end-support-help

    For the performance issue, you may try run Disk Clean up, Disk Checking, Defragment and uninstall unwanted programs.

    Monday, May 4, 2015 8:45 PM
  • Try a clean boot : https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/kb/929135


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Friday, May 29, 2015 12:01 AM
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  • Firstly, support for Windows XP is already ended and running Windows XP is NOT recommended:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/end-support-help

    For the performance issue, you may try run Disk Clean up, Disk Checking, Defragment and uninstall unwanted programs.

    Monday, May 4, 2015 8:45 PM
  • Try a clean boot : https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/kb/929135


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Friday, May 29, 2015 12:01 AM
    Moderator