If a thread on this topic has been started elsewhere, apologies are offered in advance.
My Windows XP Home Edition runs slowly. Even after defragmenting, checking for removal of spyware, it can run at a crawl.
It would be a wonderful thing if there could be a "turbo" button to get XP to run in a "lean and mean" mode, meaning everything is turned off that is not necessary for me to be running.
1) what's the best way to find out what's slowing things down? Remember, the system is running at a crawl, so trying an extremely lengthy list of things following an extremely involved procedure is going to be time prohibitive.
2) what's the best way to configure XP so that it runs in a "lean" or "light" mode, where as few processes as possible are running?
3) are there any programs that anyone has tried that are commercially available and which can make XP really run?
Any and all help appreciated. I've been dealing with this problem for years, ever since XP first came out, and it would - really - be a great thing to get this figured out!