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My computer is really slow and I'd like to delete as many of the programs on it as possible without causing any damage. There are 159 in total.

Unfortunately, I don't know which ones I could safely delete. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Let's say this is the only issue.

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Let's say that it's slow and you have nothing on said PC. Why not restore it to the factory condition and it should work just as good as new?

If you want to research a program there are two common ways.

1. You use that program. Good. It's not one to remove.
2. Your OS uses that program. Good, it's not one to remove.

Item 2 may take research. Many use google.
Bob

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slow computer

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Thanks for that, Bob.
It has helped a little but the computer is still really slow. Mind you, it's over 6 years old, which, I know is ancient.
However if I did want to try and restore it to its original settings, given its age?

elliebea

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That's only a start.

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6 years ago your antivirus was scanning for a few thousand items. Now it's millions.
http://support.kaspersky.com/images/kis2013kb_kav2013_8630_03_en13-155100.png

As well as all those other malware and more. So a machine should slow over time. No doubt.

Also, the web browser does so much more and web pages are more complex.

As presented, nothing is wrong.

-> Why is the only thing I can find out about this PC is "6 years old"?
Bob

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Try msconfig's Startup tab

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Try this. Press and hold the Windows key and then press the R key. Type in MSCONFIG and hit enter. Click the Startup tab. You'll see a list of everything that's being loaded when you boot up. You can uncheck anything there except your antivirus. That will make your computer boot up faster and run better without causing any problem for your applications.
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Good luck.

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Memory

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I have a PC on normally 24/7. I use it for a lot of CPU intensive apps (video editing) and a lot of web browsing. It was slowing down, which a reboot solved. I had 2GB memory. I installed another 2GB (it's a 32 bit OS, so only 3.5GB is recognised) and result was no more slowing down. And memory is so cheap (less than a tenner for 2GB).
The above posts are very valid but you could also try that.

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