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Cliff Jones
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PostSubject: it be getting slower on my laptop!! Until   April 21st 2011, 4:59 pm

I wonder If the Web is getting more congested, since limewire went to court some miscreants somehow gets the name of the music and sends back a download link that is nothing but say its illegal, but you can win something by typing in this certain address. So I took a well known song and misspelled it on purpose several different ways and it would come up with the same voice repeating the same droning voice. So there is an attempt to flood the web with this nonsense.

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My laptop had 256 Megs on main board and 512 megs on extended. It would take forever to open and load internet explorer, then hang on almost every program. Went through and de-fragged, cleaned registry, ran spyware (Norton's and Microsoft Security Essentials) I could go out to eat, watch 2 or 3 TV programs, and finally get the computer to shut down (sometimes Mad )
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So I went and spent some money (ARRGH!) to upgrade memory. Now have 2 Gigs and wow it do and I mean it do make a big difference.
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So now I can look at Schematics, do graphics and cruise along in XP Just like My Vista Laptop
HMM Maybe I can have better control on our forum admin section now with the speed increase. bounce

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PostSubject: Re: it be getting slower on my laptop!! Until   April 22nd 2011, 5:05 am

Hi Cliff,

Glad to see you're up to speed on your laptop. Very Happy

I have always said that adding more RAM is the biggest and best bang for the buck there is when upgrading. It really does make a difference.

Cheers, Bob
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PostSubject: Re: it be getting slower on my laptop!! Until   August 15th 2011, 2:33 am

Well it started to slow down again.

Found out why . I had been installing freeware from IObit. Decided to remove it, as my symptoms started shortly after installation.

I couldn't uninstall. went on the web for clues. The company has a bunch of complaints, and they are reported to steal data from users.

So I started noticing using there software defragmentor and it made my files increase in size, went from just over 56 gigs to 70 in less than 2 hours.

I tried and tried to delete folders ,and used different uninstall programs to no avail.

Finally I went into safe mode, right clicked on properties, changed from read only to unprotected, then deleted. Hooray it worked and I regained my disk space.

Stay away from IObit software!!!! IMHO

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PostSubject: Re: it be getting slower on my laptop!! Until   August 15th 2011, 4:06 am

Way ta go Cliff! Very Happy

Something else I also use after doing some cleaning up on systems, is a program called Glary Utilities. It's free and one of the things it does is do a registry check for redundant entries left over from removed programs.

Also, for cleaning out temp files, etc. that sometimes do not remove themselves, is ATF Cleaner, another free program.

A Google search will find you these programs. Glad to see it eventually all worked out for you.

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PostSubject: Re: it be getting slower on my laptop!! Until   August 15th 2011, 12:09 pm

Yes I have Glary Utilities, and have used it quite a bit, but like a dummy I like to see if there are better programs out there. Embarassed

I will look up the other one you mentioned.
I did try the PC cleaner but it wont let you do anything unless you pay. That's kinda unfair, because you can't test drive it first.

I also use CCleaner, but I have to re-enter my passwords after using it. OH Well.

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