Thanks for the advice ( except AJs.....
) , however as I am a 'ludite' the windows key has rubbed off the sticker a long time ago.
There are 'two' disks ( A & D ) both showing approx 70GB memery ( I guess its the same physical disk but split ? ) - D is virtually empty , but C drive is showing still as having about 30GB of something on it - despite me deleting everything in site and the installed programs are no way that size - so I'm left wondering what that 30GB is .
So having a go at deleting programs and then defragmenting disk is my route today. Once Ive done this I'll try some of the programs suggested - but my aim is to spend no money at all.
John - thanks for PM I may well call in the next day - it has 2GB of RAM but is a core duo . There is nothing on the machine I want to keep ( I moved everything across at the end of last year when I got an 8GB RAM i7 machine
to do the stuff that needs faster processing etc ), so no outlook or anything else to worry about.
I'll repost with how things are going .....