1) Iwould ditch Nortons and use a lower usage anti virus. Free MSE from microsoft would suffice.
2) type msconfig in search box and uncheck any startup programs not being used.
3) Whilst defrag and removing temp tiles will help search. Does nothing for memory usage.
4) google chrome and oper web browsers are also less memory intensive.
5) I aasume you are on XP, windows 7 would be a killer.
Edited by flippery (Fri 03-Aug-12 09:35:57)