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Old 05-29-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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Any tips on how to make my compaq presario 2500 faster without buying upgrades? Had Norton 2010 on it but deleted it. Still running slow though. Really slow!! Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.60GHz 2.59GHz 512MB of RAM Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3

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. . an additional 512 of memory would speed it up noticably.

Have you looked at msconfig to see what all is running at startup?

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yes been looking at the msconfig but dont really know what to turn off. Any ideas?
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None of theitems in startup tab are critical . . any that you do not need can be turned off.

You can use this to find out what they are:

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
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Norton is VERY difficult to get completely remove. The best way is to use Norton's uninstaller.
http://service1.symantec.com/support...05033108162039

This site tells you what is safe to disable.
http://www.blackviper.com/

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