202. The Slow Computer (2)

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“I can’t take this anymore!” Victor screamed. He the Word document—no, thank you, Word, he did want to save it. Two minutes later, the actually closed. Victor clicked on Start so he click on Turn Off Computer. Five minutes later, computer finally shut down.

Fuming, Victor unplugged it took it to PC Club. “Why is this so slow?” he asked Matt, the tech guy. plugged it in. After a while, the desktop finally appeared. Matt typed in several commands at speed.

“Look at this,” he said. “You have backup program that is using up 90 percent your processor. Not to mention that you have slow processor. Your processor is like the engine your car. You don't want a car with two-cylinder engine; you want eight cylinders, right? Plus, ’ve got too many icons on your desktop. Put the icons into folders. Pause that backup program. the number of programs that are active at -Up. That should speed things up a bit.”

“Can't just install an 'eight cylinder' processor?” Victor asked .

“No way,” Matt chuckled. “I hear that question lot, but I can’t help you. If you a new processor, you’ve got to buy a new laptop.”