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Re: [school-discuss] Diagnostic Software
I am not sure about diagnostic software but I think the other part of Âyour question is far more important...
you suggest that your computer is showing its age. Â not knowing much else here I may think of some common situations and offer some solutions.
Windows does slow down with age... Â
- for this I often do a fresh install about every 6 months Âthe fresh install helps to clean up system issues, why? ÂI really do not know but it surely does help
- A bigÂtime-saverÂis to clone your system just afterÂre-installation. Â I like to use Clonezilla on USB, this step can save many many hours the next time you need to refresh
- make sure Âyour drivers and main programs are up to date
- uninstall unneeded softwareÂ
- be especially careful with software running in the background... Â
- do consider portable versions which do not install and thus are worry free
- use lighter versions of the same type of programs... Âi.e. ÂFoxitreader or ÂSumatra Âinstead of Adobe reader, beÂespeciallyÂcareful with antivirus programs which can drastically slow down your computer as they run in the background
- keep the gunk out - Âuse something like CCleaner to clean out cookies and other temp files that accumulate when you surf the web
j. TimÂ Denny, Ph.D.Â
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On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 18:03, Joel Kahn <jj2kk4@xxxxxxxxx>
My Desktop Dinosaur running MS Windows XP Pro is showing increasing signs
of its age, and I'd like to get a FLOSS package to keep track of what's happening
inside it. I'm limited to 384 MB of available RAM. What do you folks suggest?