Dell Inspiron 530s Vista Home Basic OS 3GB Ram. My computer has been running very very slowly and I recently got an error message that I 'had too many 16-bit programs running and that I could make an adjustment under 'Files' (???). I don't know how to find 'Files' and also how do I determine which programs are 16-bit or too large so that I many uninstall or disable these programs (or remove them from Startup???) Also there may be processess that I could stop but I don't know which ones are system files and I am afraid to stop the ones I need. Please advise.
16-bit applications do slow your processor down. You have to modify you PIF file or launch the program using the /separate switch. With it all said and done, you can normally right click on your application properties and select make app compatible. I am sort of rusty at this but I have dealt with the problem. Why are you using 16-bit applications on a 32-bit OS? Are there any updates for your apps.