computer takes 10sec 2pull up internet searches,want faster

Gateway Nv5378u laptop 4gb notebook 500g...
September 1, 2012 at 23:42:46
Specs: windows 7 home premium, 2.0 Ghz/4.0 GB
my computer used to pull up pages instantly but now it takes 10 seconds to pull up the internet search page. What can be done to "speed" my computer back up? Background....I have several music files on the computer in an itunes account and I watch movies, streaming from online sources but I never download and save the content.

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September 2, 2012 at 03:38:59
Start by running TFC & tell us how it is running.
Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista/Windows 7, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

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September 2, 2012 at 05:03:40
I prefer the manual and built in functions.
Open your browser and clean out History, Cookies, Temp Internet Files, etc.:
IE: Tools(or cog wheel)>Internet Options>Delete>check nearly everything>Delete
FF: Tools>Clear Recent History>Everything>Clear Now
Repeat this Weekly
Set your browser to keep history for only 2 or 3 days (or none).
Set your Browser to Delete Cookies when closing it.
Do a Disk Clean Up for each drive partition.
Computer>Right click on a drive>Properties>Disk Clean Up>Select All>OK
Repeat Monthly.
Check your Browser's Plug Ins, Remove or Disable anything you did not deliberately put there. Repeat regularly.
Check your installed programs, uninstall things you casually installed but never use. Uninstall things you will never use. Repeat periodically.
Use msconfig (Start Tab) to remove programs from starting with Windows. You 'need' only Microsoft and your antivirus program running at start up. Check Occasionally and whenever start up slows any.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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September 2, 2012 at 15:28:04
How much unused space do you have on your hard drive?


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