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Question #4882 posted on 04/10/2004 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
My computer (windows 2000) is running slower and slower every day. What is the best (free) way to stop unwanted programs from running and get my computer to be more efficient? Does free hard drive space factor in to this, and if so, do you know of a way in which I can remove everything nonvital except for a few select programs, and if so, are you some kinda robot? I unistall programs using Add/Remove Programs, shut down my computer regularly, and recently defragged my HD, but sometimes it still slows waaay down.
- All I want is everything instantly

A: Dear Needy,

The best way to keep unwanted computers off of your computer is to never get on the internet, ever. The best way to get your computer to be more efficient is to re-install Windows, or better yet Linux.