posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 01:11 PM
I have had this laptop for over 4 yrs. I love it, but I have accumulated a massive amount of unnecessary junk, that the speed is horrible. I only use
it for a few things, like Youtube, ATS, PDF's, Download videos, and games (mostly from iwin, or bigfish). I am not looking to purchase a new laptop
as I barely use this one.
This in my opinion should not require most of the programs that I have on it, but because of fear of making it worse, I keep them. Yes, there are many
sites with info on how to do this, but I dont think this is the kind of thing that you do based on a simple internet search.
I currently have 15GB of data usage a month, and it lags like I have dial up (this amount is for rural areas, and is new).
Here is a bit about what I have and what I have done to try to help my situation.
I have Chrome and FF, that is due to at one time having problems with chat which is now fixed.
I have Advanced System Care 5 which I pay for yearly and have the Pro Package.
With FF I have most of the programs to help speed up my internet.
My computer cleans itself when started daily.
I have an Acer Laptop (Acer Aspire 4730Z) and Windows Vista.
What I would like to do.
I would like to have the simplest configuration to only do the things that I like and do. Which is a very small amount of stuff. I have recently moved
most of my things to an external hardrive and it didnt seem to make a dent.
So any advice is welcome and appreciated. Please explain it to me like you would a newbie, as I am one. I am looking to get the best speed on my
computer considering I only do a few things and nothing more.
Thanks in advance, NRE.