|Just because there aren't updates for XP doesn't mean it's still not a usable OS. Heck, I'm still using it on a Dell OptiPlex GX110 (almost 15 years old) with only 512MB of RAM (the max). The key is to keep virus/malware updates current, stop using virtually anything (other than the OS) from Microsoft. |
Maxing-out the RAM, however, would be the best bang for the buck. Also a re-installation using an "N-Lited" version of XP would also help significantly:
This guide (written for installation on an Asus Eee PC, but works on anything) hones-down the install to a good minimum without the "fluff":
"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."
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