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Old 08-14-2005, 05:11 PM   #1
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Well, about an hour ago I found our old computer in our basement. So, I brought it up to my room and hooked it up. It doesn't have internet yet, but my brother has a router in his room, right next to mine. So, getting internet isn't a problem. But the problem I am having is that the computer is rather slow. I would only be using the computer for internet, windows media player, and AOL messager. What would be the cheapest way to speed it up so I don't have to wait for pages and stuff to upload? I don't want to spend much money, more like as little as possible. So, I don't want to upgrade anything I don't have to. Also, what are some programs that I can get rid of without hurting/ slowing down the computer? I know nothing about computers, so please try to use simple computer terms for me. If you have any good links or "how-to'*" I would like to see them. Thanks for the help.
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add more ram, reinstall the OS, dont install any unneeded programs, that is the only way to do it right IMO
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what year is the computer?
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Yea, in order for us to help, we need to know what it is. Sometimes, there isn't much you can do to the PC if it'* a propietary computer like a Gateway, HP, etc.
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Yea, in order for us to help, we need to know what it is. Sometimes, there isn't much you can do to the PC if it'* a propietary computer like a Gateway, HP, etc.
I'll have to check on the year and model stuff.

But, would it be possible to install the Windows XP operating system on my newer computer onto the old one? Just wondering if it'* possible?
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Shouldn't have a problem, depending on how fast this other PC is.
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Shouldn't have a problem, depending on how fast this other PC is.
Okay, so what does the OS look like? And how do I install it?

Sorry, mondo big huge monster computer noob right here.
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The OS (Operating System) .... in your case it is Windows. You need a disc for it.
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The OS (Operating System) .... in your case it is Windows. You need a disc for it.
Would the disc have come with the computer? So it should go onto the other computer too?
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Yes, it should have. However, technically you would be violating the licensing since it'* only for one PC.
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