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#1 12 years ago

So far I've uninstalled all the programs I don't want, got rid of a bunch of files, used a bunch of spy ware programs, did a disk cleanup, defrag, etc etc. Installed all the latest window updates and security things. What should I do next? I want to have my PC run at the best it can. Should I install the latest DirectX? Help me out

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#2 12 years ago

You've pretty much done as much as you can, short of a reformat.

If you really want fast performance, consider using a Linux distro. Other than that, I think the only way for more performance other than to buy a faster computer would be to reformat and start all over again making sure you keep the thing uncluttered and firewalled.

Microsoft Update should have installed the latest DirectX version by now anyway, whether through the automatic applet or the redirect to Microsoft Update when you use Internet Explorer.



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#3 12 years ago

Win2k is the only way to go!

Or Linux.


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#4 12 years ago

Well, you could add some more RAM, to your computer. It's cheap and quick.


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#5 12 years ago

Try the WinXP Tweakguide, it is long, but very thorough(sp?) and provides alot of nifty tweaks.



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#6 12 years ago
EvilDiscWin2k is the only way to go! Or Linux.

Win2K=Good OS/One prob, that makes XP way better

All win OS's below XP are degradeable, they become worse over time, just because time has passed, and need to be reinstalled every couple used (reformat and all) Where XP doesn't have this problem.


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#7 12 years ago

Turn off all the services you dont use or need. Ie. Help and Support, Error Reporting, Themes, Print Spooling, Messanger, Remote Desktop to name but a few, this will free up lots of RAM. I have 17 serviecs using 110 Meg of RAM.


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#8 12 years ago
EvilDiscOr Linux.

That would be good, my old eMachines with 288MB ram runs much better under linux than it does under windows.

Also you could try opening task manager and killing all processes you don't need (be careful though, if you disable the wrong thing it will cause a restart).