If your Windows XP-equipped operating system is getting sluggish, this guide will help you give your computer a little more pep.
You will need
- Basic computer knowledge
Step 1 Defragment your computer Use the Defragment and Disk Cleanup options on your computer by going to the Tools tab under Properties for your hard drive.
Defragmenting and Disk Cleanup functions may take several hours to run, so only perform these tasks when you don’t need your computer for awhile.
Step 2 Empty the Startup folder Empty your Startup folder to decrease boot time by clicking on the Start button, selecting Programs, and then deleting items in the Startup folder.
Step 3 Delete large files Delete large files, such as movies, music, or pictures, to free up memory on your hard drive. Then empty the Recycle Bin on your Desktop.
Step 4 Update virus protection Update your virus and spyware protection and run a full system scan. This may also take some time, so be prepared to wait.
Step 5 Upgrade Upgrade your computer with a faster processor, more memory, and the latest operating system if you need a more dramatic increase in performance.
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