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xp pro slowing down.

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Mar 12, 2003
Western Australia Perth
I have had xp going 4 awile now and everything seems to be slowing down and taking longer to load. The problem I have with reinstalling is that all my programs I leave on the hdd but they are no longer installed (games etc) Wil a simple backup of the registry fix this or are these programs the reason its slowing down?

How much space on my hdd do I need empty for win xp to function properly as this may b the problem? (I have 1 gig at moment)
You probably have just accumulated too much random crap on the computer. Maybe some spyware, programs you don't need, registry entries you don't need. Just junk. You should defragment the hard drive, that always helps. Reinstalling would help a lot, but as you said you don't want to lose the programs.