Solved best way to cleanup xp pro service pack 3 and make it run

Nvidia / Awrdacpi
June 2, 2016 at 16:11:59
Specs: windows xp pro32 bit , 2 gig
dell 4550 2 gig ram service pack 3 windows xp pro trying to make it run better.i also have mozilla firefox latest version pentium 4 2gig

Davidw


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#1
June 2, 2016 at 17:16:05
Start by downloading & installing CCleaner Slim. Run both the cleaner & the registry scanner & remove everything they find. Then click Tools > Startup & disable whatever you don't need/want loading on startup. Generally speaking, very few startup apps are necessary. Once you've done all that, reboot & see if there's an improvement.

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/b...


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#2
June 2, 2016 at 17:18:27
Any particular problems you are having?

Generally worth putting msconfig in the Run box then looking at what is in the Startup tab. Uncheck anything you don't need or could run from a shortcut instead when required.

Wouldn't hurt to defrag.

Run a quick malware check with these two freebies (in the order given):

AdwCleaner:
https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...
(blue "Download Now" button on right).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
(use the "download" button rather than the "buy" button).
Install and Run the program but before running the Scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits". Quarantine anything it finds.

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#3
June 2, 2016 at 17:41:08
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"Generally worth putting msconfig in the Run box then looking at what is in the Startup tab"

No need to do that if you use CCleaner Tools > Startup.

https://www.piriform.com/docs/cclea...


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#4
June 2, 2016 at 17:58:26
Re #3

Sure thing, many ways. Your #2 wasn't there when I started typing - hence the overlap.

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#5
June 3, 2016 at 03:11:47
did all suggested working on msconfig need to know exactly which programs to leave running and which to disable on startup

Davidw


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#6
June 3, 2016 at 04:13:07
Every computer is different (depends on what programs are installed) so its not possible to answer that without knowing what is on there. Best bet is to not touch anything that is Microsoft, then use Google to find out what everything else is. If you get stuck we can probably help if you come back to us with anything that is foxing you.

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#7
June 3, 2016 at 04:16:19
thank you so much Derek i will miss with iy later today after i get back home ty.

Davidw


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#8
June 7, 2016 at 11:57:46
rider im still messing with msconfig and have sped things up a little bit

Davidw


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