Removing Windows XP Pro to speed up home PC?

#1
The BB family computer is running very slow, and on looking to see what programmes I can remove I note that MS Office Pro 2003 has been installed, but not used since 2005. I suspect this is a hookey copy loaded on by one of my children. :police: PC uses XP Home.

If I removed it, would the world fall out of the back of the monitor?
 
#3
The gifts of brevity and rapidity. Everything that is, etc.

Ta.
 
#4
I doubt it will make much difference to be honest....

How many other applications have they installed?

msr
 
#5
Its the second biggest programme on an old PC, some 5-6 years old I suspect. the C-drive is well over 90% full...
 
#6
The amount of data on the HDD does not have a significant bearing on the speed of the machine, as long as it is defragged and Windows is not complaining about running out of space.
 
#7
and Windows is not complaining about running out of space.

Guess what...
 
#8
go on...
 
#10
You can also run MSconfig and see how many apps are loaded in services and startup. By reducings these to a bare minimal you can speed up the old PC. Also run defrag and disk clean up to get ride of old unused files. :D
 
#11
Uninstall it then, and earmark this year's bounty for a new PC ;)
 
#12
LordVonHarley said:
You can also run MSconfig and see how many apps are loaded in services and startup. By reducings these to a bare minimal you can speed up the old PC. Also run defrag and disk clean up to get ride of old unused files. :D
Be very wary of stopping services unless you know exactly what they are doing. The same goes for startup items.

msr
 
#14
Is why I'm asking here. I run defrag but it needs more space on the hard drive to do it properly; only about 3% free IIRC.

Very wary of uninstalling anything but I knew some compter-savvy types would be able to answer... marking my bounty is an option I'd rather not have to worry about; will uninstalling XP Pro really be an issue? Bir worried now...
 
#16
Bravo_Bravo said:
Is why I'm asking here. I run defrag but it needs more space on the hard drive to do it properly; only about 3% free IIRC.

Very wary of uninstalling anything but I knew some compter-savvy types would be able to answer... marking my bounty is an option I'd rather not have to worry about; will uninstalling XP Pro really be an issue? Bir worried now...
Do not uninstall Windows XP or you will have nothing on the PC ;)

Better to go to Start -> Control Panel -> Add / Remove programs and remove the ones you no longer use.

Run CCleaner and it will delete all sorts of temporary and other files.

msr
 
#18
Bravo_Bravo said:
Its the XP Pro bit I'm thinking about, per the OP.
You can't remove the XP Pro bit... it is Windows.

msr
 
#20
Xp pro is the O.S. you don't want to remove that, you might mean MS Office pro.
 

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