Depends On WHY It's Running Slow
by Grif Thomas - 8/1/11 4:05 PM
In Reply to: reformat xp pro by 2wyno2
Although a reformat and reinstall of the operating system might help if tons of extra programs and malware are clogging up the system, if the computer has a slow processor and minimal amounts of RAM, it won't help much.. Unfortunately, you didn't give us that information..
For most who bought a computer when Windows XP was first released, the brand name computers had 256 MB or 512 MB of RAM on the cheap models. After Service Packs 1, 2, & 3 were released, those minimal amounts of RAM didn't work well any more. Add memory hogging antivirus programs, hundreds of Windows Update, plus all the other software folks add to their computer and computers slow down a lot..
Hope this helps.
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