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This article describes how to optimize Windows XP performance, as well as perform routine maintenance and avoid program conflicts.
To optimize your Windows XP computer, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article, "Maintenance tasks that improve performance"
There are also a few key housekeeping tasks that should be routinely performed on a computer to keep it running smoothly
The use of multiple anti-virus programs may cause your system to lock up. Anti-virus programs come pre-installed on most Dell Computers, so customers sometimes install other anti-virus programs without realizing that there is already a system installed. If you decide to install an alternate anti-virus software, it is important that you first uninstall any other anti-virus programs that may be running on your computer.
Choose only one anti-virus program and reinstall it. It is not recommended to have more than one anti-virus software package installed on your computer.
Dell recommends the latest version of Internet Explorer. To get the latest version of Internet Explorer, visit the Internet Explorer Solution Station and click Downloads.
Along with regular maintenance, you will want to make sure that Internet Security Software is installed on your computer and is kept up to date.
If you do not have or do not wish to purchase any Internet security software, Microsoft has created free security software built specifically for your operating system. Visit Microsoft Security Essentials to preview, download and get support.
10 Apr 2021