03-09-2012 10:09 PM
Like the "Subject", would upgrading make much sense? The old machine is slow. NIS 2011 works fine, but sometimes computer use becomes slow and occasionally Internet Explorer or Firefox become stuck, or while updates are happening I must not run other programs or computer runs too slowly for these concurrent activities.
The machine is Windows XP sp3 laptop (Toshiba),
2.0 GHz Processor, about 17 MB disc space free,
512 MB RAM.
Also present: Malwarebytes v1.6...(?)
IE8, Firefox 10.0.2, Pale Moon 3.6.30, Comodo Dragon 17.4.1
03-10-2012 12:33 AM
In your current situation upgrading NIS 2011 to 2012 wouldn't make a performance difference. 17 mbs. of free hard drive space is way too little. Upgrade to a bigger hard drive first and remember all hard drives need at least 10 or 15% of their size free at all times. Anything under that and you get extremely poor performance. Disk Defragmenter won't even work properly at under 10% free hard drive space. You can try clicking the Start button, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools and click on Disk Cleanup. Check every box and see how much it free's up . If you're running Windows 7 you need to run Disk Cleanup twice. the 2nd run of it, click on the 2nd screen click on Cleanup System Files and then C:. Once again check every box. Afterwards, if yo still don't have 10 to 15% free it's time for you to get a bigger hard drive. Then upgrade to NIS 2012. For now your hard drive should be your 1st priority.
03-10-2012 01:28 AM
O.K. How big is your total GBs. on your hard drive (i/e: full size) ? If you have less than 15% of that size left in free space, then a new h.d. , id dtill your top priority.
03-10-2012 08:12 PM
Hard Disc is 30 GB capacity; 17 GB of capacity is free. The computer is laptop with Windows XP s.p. 3, now 9 years old. You made a good point, but since we have about 2 years before support for XP is cut, not sure buying hardware install for more memory is worthy or not. ( I would pay and have a repair technician put in any memory. ) A newer computer could be a better option, although I still like the old XP machine.
03-10-2012 08:39 PM
( I would pay and have a repair technician put in any memory. ) A newer computer could be a better option, although I still like the old XP machine.
I would think that with the age of your laptop, and the cost of additional memory (you would probably not be able to add much anyway) and the technician's fees, you would be close to the cost of a new budget computor.
03-10-2012 09:06 PM
A. Upgrade to NIS 2012. From what I understand, it's less resource intensive than 2011 is. B. Go to this link and let it run a scan to see what your notebook support's ram wise. You should really have at the minimum 2.0 GB's. The ram will give you the best performance boost and isn't hard to install yourself. Usually only 2 screws on the bottom of notebook need to be removed to get to the rsm. Just make sure to purchase a anti-static strap with the ram. Here's the link: http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/
03-12-2012 01:56 AM
I run NAV 2012 on my ol' Thinkpad 600X (PIII - 500MHz) with 576MB memory and it works fine. Just be sure totell NAV/NIS to run in Quiet Mode when you use resource hungry programs or when you browse the web. See below screen-shot for details.