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My girlfriend as an cheap wallmart acer vista amd dual core. Its 3ish years old and some of things have been acting funny lately. Would the system benifit from a freash windows install?

Also just for my future know how, I have an old dell optiplex 320 xp pro. I was going to optimize it and make it run smooth for someone, but it was just so painfully slow to update and work around the desktop. So, I just recieved the go on gutting it (it wasnt mine), and putting a new system in it. Now would a freash install of xp have helped its hella slug-ness, if I wasnt going to gut it.
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Yeah a fresh install can help performance sometimes. If it's only 3 years old it can't be that bad.

Otherwise yeah, new rig entirely, if they can afford it, it's always an option.

Hope that helps.
Edited by Reflux - 6/10/11 at 1:33am
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The sidebar and some start up items in my profile are acting funny. I need to check all the usb ports, but some of them are acting up. Recently, everything in her user folder was some how changed to hidden files. I fixed that, but now she dosnt have the "accesories" in her start up menu. Really odd.

To save all the troubleshooting, I was thinking a freash install. If its an oem computer, where can I download vista for the product key.
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in my years of cheapo computers ive found reinstalling windows fixes most problems lol
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The easiest way to install windows..

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-in...working-guide/

I Installed windows 7 on my sluggish machine in 5 minutes flat.. even with 3 reboots. for various crap, if you e mail me for help I will assist

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