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12 Oct 2012  
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If you have an OS on there now install CrystalDiskInfo - Software to check it's condition from the desktop.

As Edwar says, programs won't slow the OS down unless they are running all the time as freeloaders on your resources. Establish a clean boot the same as shown in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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