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Originally posted by loveguy
I often wonder when I empty my recycle bin where does it empty into? My guess is somewhere on my hard drive-still taking up space until I'm forced to reinstall a new operating system or up-grade my existing computer.
Originally posted by Havick007
reply to post by dadgad
If your reluctant to give out your PC details online that is understandable. What i was going to say is perhaps you need to upgrade your RAM or CPU??
The next best thing i have founnd is a complete format or re-install of your OS (Operating System)
Most genuine PC's come with an install disk for Windows etc. It's not as hard or as scary as you may think, all you need to do is put the OS disk in and restart, the PC will run the disk from boot up and give you the options to re-install.
There are a re few things you need to remember before doing this though:
Back up all vital or important files, media and documents - an external HD would be perfect for this.
Make sure you have a copy of your drivers on disk or backed up, eg; Audio, Graphics.
Make sure you have an install disk that would have come from your ISP for your internet settings and modem drivers.
You will lose all previously installed updates and programs that didnt come standard with your OS. Updates are free but depending on how many updates you have, it may take awhile to download the ''upto date'' updates.
If you have purchased software or games online make sure your purchase is still valid and the software can be re-installed or you have the disks handy.
As i said it sounds scary and complicated but it's not that bad once you do it and your PC will run like new
Originally posted by dadgad
Windows vista home premium
You dont even need to change OS unless you wanna upgrade to Win7, although i use Vista and i have always been happy with it, with the exception of a couple of things but they werent a deal breaker.... You can re-install Vista if you have the disk and key that should have come with your PC. In regards to your system specs, you are getting close or perhaps even overdue for an upgrade, 2GB RAM is the absolute minimum for Vista and your CPU could do with an upgrade as well. Look it all dpends on what you use your computer for but an upgrade would be perfect. Your internal HD is in desperate need of an upgrade. 500GB internal would be fine and if you have alot of media just use your external drive for it.
give this post a star posted on 17-6-2011 @ 16:10 this post reply to post by dadgad Yeah, as Kryties said, Vista is probably most of your problem. Ubuntu is free but a word of caution. If you want to make the switch since you may have to reinstall anyway, I suggest reading the material I mentioned earlier before you do. You do have to be comfortable with computers to use it and knowing what you are getting into beforehand will help you make that judgement call.