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Hi,
   I bought a used 2go PC, one of those netbooks kids use in school.  It has a fresh install Windows XP Home Edition with service pack 3. It has a Intel Celeron M processor.  It has a 40gb hard drive and it has 2gb memory.  
   I have used Asus, HP and Dell netbooks with less memory and Win7 and they run tremendously better than this 2go PC.  Even with 2gb memory it is very slow.  Video is very choppy. Even the Winxp doesn't fit the screen.
    I don't know what to do.  Would putting Windows 7 on it make it better?  could it be the Avast Virus on it that slows it down?
    Right now it seems unusable.  I want to put Microsoft office on it and use it for typing, email and internet search but all three are not good.  What can I do?

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Hi Don,

Have you tried running a defrag on it:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314848

Since it's used, I suggest reinstalling Windows XP on it and start fresh. Make sure you have all the drivers to install back since XP doesn't detect most hardware automatically like Windows 7 does.

If you have another license for Windows 7 and want to try using it on this netbook, you can give it a try. It should be able to handle Windows 7 but don't expect too much out of it since this is an older netbook. I've seen cases where an old PC can run Windows 7 without much problems.

Kevin.

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Kevin Hou

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I`m familiar with Windows 95/98/2K/XP/7 problems and will try my best to assist you. Feel free to ask any software or hardware related questions.

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I started using computers over 10 years ago and have grown to both love and hate it to say the least. I have studied computer programming and graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science.

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