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Is it possible to restore my laptop to how it was working 5 years ago?

I'm using my old Dell insparon 9300 XP Professional Version 2002 service pack 2, Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz, 2 GB RAM. I used to use this for video editing running adobe premiere pro 2.0 now, it does not seem to be worth much. I reinstalled windows, and everything is jerky and slow, nothing is smooth.
I dont know if its drivers that I'm missing, or is my computer just too old?
 

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If you reinstalled Windows by Formatting (erasing) the HDD and installing Windows, you would have theoretically restored your computer to 5 years ago. Go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. Now type a Y and reboot the computer. the Check Disk utility will run at next boot up and try and fix any file errors.
 

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Hi yudule,

That computer I must say is a bit aged but you can definitely use it still for browsing the internet. I recommend updating the computer hardware drivers on the computer and see if that speed things up. Go to Dell's website and install the latest chipset drivers, videocard drivers, sound drivers, network card drivers, etc.etc.etc.

Also open up "Msconfig" and uncheck any programs running at startup and in the background that you don't need. To get to Msconfig, click on start => run => type "msconfig" => and then the a window should appear. Click on the "Startup" tab and uncheck any programs that you don't need running. Reboot the computer and see if that helps too. Hope everything works out for you.
 

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You can go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number and download the drivers. Be sure to use IE and do not use the Dell Download Manager!

Just download the driver file, save it to the desktop and double click to install

On the list of drivers, click on the driver file:



Then the download button here:



See this for the order they should be installed:
How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order | Dell
 
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