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i use a Dell Inspiron 1501 with windows xp home edition lap top.
The unit is about 3 years old, and i update virus protection and O.S. updates every day or week.
When i click on my desk-top icon to go to a web site ( home-page, etc.) it takes forever to get there. It didn't used to, but i've noticed it is getting longer to get to the sites.
I also do a virus scan every day, and i do a 'disc-clean up' and also a 'defragmentation' every nite.
Anybody know what i can do to speed up my computer?? Thank-you