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Old 11-12-2007, 11:41 AM   #1
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hey, my friend has one of those common dell desktops...its fairy new but the overdrove their system with games and crap....we did a virus scan on it and got most of the viruses off of it. how would you make it faster. without buying parts for it.
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:56 AM   #2
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One thing that might help a little is disk defragmenter.

Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:02 PM   #3
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Well do what flightsimboy said^^^^ and also you can do disk clean up.
Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools>Disk Cleanup.
Clean Cookies:
Start>Run>cookies
Empty Recycle bin.
right click on it.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:52 PM   #4
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you may also want to shut down some of the programs which run at start-up.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:00 PM   #5
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you may also want to shut down some of the programs which run at start-up.
In msconfig.
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Start, control panel, add or remove programs, remove everything he doesnt use.
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Basically general cleaning, check for adaware etc
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:40 PM   #8
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get lavasoft Adware SE its free
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
and do a spyware scan
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:54 PM   #9
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CCleaner works wonders, very good for cleaning off cookies, and stuff, also has a built in registry tool.

www.ccleaner.com
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free make sure 15 gbs of free space and clean up temp files. get ccleaner.
also get a registry program to see if you can fix some stuff
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