How do I increase the speed of my computer without money?

Vietnam
February 8, 2007 9:22am CST
My computer now is very slowly. Its speed as a toitore's running. I want to increase it but I have not much money to buy a newer computer. Even I have not enough to buy a larger hardisk or higher Ram. I have been trying with some software but they always ask money for full verson and functions. Can you help me? Please give me one way to increase my computer speed without to pay money. Thank in advance.
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5 responses
@sylvrrain (659)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I think the first thing I would do would be to defragment my hard drive, if you do not know how, you can find instructions on how to do this by searching the internet. Next, go through the programming and get rid of anything you have installed that you do not use. Your best way for you to do this is go through the control panel, add or remove programs. If you are skilled, you can adjust the speed of your computer by tweaking some things, but if you are not, it is best to leave it at the manufacturers suggested speeds.
• India
13 Feb 07
dont install unnecessory software and keep it clean means dont full the complete hard disk.
@sahyd2don (2946)
• India
15 Feb 07
I think you should also increase your virtual memory.Suppose you have 128Mb ram.Then you can keep the virtual memory to 128*3=384 Mb.
@sahyd2don (2946)
• India
15 Feb 07
When you are done with internet always del temp files,Temp internet files and history.perform defragmentation and download a registry repair softwaer and run it on your system.Be careful when you are doing registry repair make a back up copy of registry before doing this.
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
13 Feb 07
maybe you can defrag your harddisk, or if your harddisk free space critical, you might free up a little more, so windows could allocate it for virtual memory, you also get rid unsuable and unnormal registry setting, if you're not expirenced with registry editing you could use thirdparty software like reg mechanic or the others, and also you could use application for optimise your windows setting so you will get a little faster accessing your windows (make a little feeling about faster computer), if you allready have money, I think you could get more ram first than HDD, but also must obeserver the case more deeper, IMHO
• Turkey
10 Feb 07
i can just try use linux