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Thanks, I might have to do it. I'll do a search for more info on backup. And see if I can find How to guide..
Alright good luck. Backing up is not too hard. Check out youtube I am sure there are plenty of How to videos on doing that on there and reinstalling windows. And if you don't have a disk to reinstall windows you could get an OEM copy of Windows 7 Home for around $100 on newegg.com. There are how to videos on installing that as well.
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Yeah, backing up her files and restoring to factory settings will give her a good speed boost. you could also grab a faster C2D or even C2Q to make it faster for her
    
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yeah do the factory reinstall, make sure to back up all your data that you dont want to lose, then when you are done reinstalling, use a program called pc decrapifier and remove all the garbage that comes on the oem from the factory
post #14 of 15
For what she uses her PC for i'm sure a fresh install/restore factory settings would give her back the speed that she wants. 4 years without a reformat will slow down any computer.

if you dont have one purchase a USB external HD and back up her files to it. Then do the reformat/factory settings so she doesn't lose anything. After that you have an external drive for backups.
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Thanks for the very good info everyone, I going to check on external hhd and reinstall the os.
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