The 15 minute Windows XP tune-up
Dan "Tweak Monkey" Kennedy from Tweak3D.net recently pubbed this fantastic tutorial offering a couple of suggestions that should help you get your old and sluggish PC back running at top speed in about 15 minutes. A must read for all of you non-tech people who are in need of a good OS tune-up.
A fine-tuned Windows XP PC can run quite fast even if it's seriously lacking in the memory and CPU department. Before you chuck out your PC to buy a new one, try stripping some of the rust that's built-up over the years; the results may surprise you.