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Trying to bring to life old PC.

I have an old emachine that was running horribly slow. I put restore disks in and seemed to be working fine. But then comes about a Gig (or more) of updates for windows. After I get all of those put on, it's starts slowing down again. I don't load other programs, and I take most of the "trials and addded" programs that get reloaded when you do a total restore. Any body got some ideas? Keep in mind this computer is around 7 yrs. old. It seems to work fine until windows auto-updates.

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What?s the specs on this?

Need more info on machine + O/S

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Not That Uncommon For Older Machines Because....

...for systems using Windows XP, especially the first edition with no service packs, many were shipped with 256 MB of RAM. They barely function but the minimal amount of RAM was "OK"..Now, if you update XP to the latest service pack 3 plus all the recent updates, a minimum would be more that 512 MB of RAM, and that won't run well. For most, you really need about 1 GB of RAM for the system to function well. More if you want it to run really well.

If your old system doesn't have 1 GB of RAM, you'll want to make is so..... IF the extra price is worth spending on the old machine.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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