Problem: No space to conduct system maintenance within system partition.
Analysis: The Dell™ Dimension™ 8250 is approximately 6 years old. System performance is at a low. As each day passes it becomes increasingly difficult to find replacement parts and upgrades for this computer. We could not justify spending $400 on memory for a computer that will not give satisfactory returns. Therefore we decided to upgrade the hard drive from 320 GB to 500 GB. The machine will not go any faster but at least it will have room required for regular system maintenance routines.
Upgrading from the 320 GB to the 500 GB hard drive was successful! I wasn't expecting the machine to go any faster but to my surprise the computer moving slightly slower. I have updated all of the drivers, scan the hard drive for possible spam using three scanners. I was able to successfully defrag the hard drive something that I was unable to do previous to the upgrade. Still I think the machine is moving a little slower.
Is there anything that I am missing that I should reviewing? I know that this machine only has 512 MB of memory in it (LOL!) and the client has more software packages on the computer than I can count. BUT if you can provide any suggestions and/or comments they are definitely welcomed!