You can always use a program called CCleaner to clean old files and folder out and that will help with the speed. Also you can upgrade your RAM and that will help greatly in the slow department. Also you can make sure you don't have to many programs running in the background.
XP home or any other operating systems runs fast or slow depending only upon the performance of the processor and the RAM. Still then you can improve the speed of your PC with XP home by installing appropriate softwares which is compatible with your hardware or you can upgrade your processor and RAM to boost up the speed.
There are several classical options. Try to shut down unnecessary programs running in the background. Clean the hard disk by emptying the trashcan and deleting old content. Defragment the hard disk. Don't use large images as desktop background.
this may be due to virus attack or low memory and a variety of other problems. the best solution is to install a fresh copy of windows which brings a lot of improvement. if it is not possible, try to update the antivirus program and scan the PC completely. you may also try to minimize the startup programs.
1. Start, Run, type sysdm. cpl in Open box, ENTER to open System Properties dialog box. 2. Advanced tab, underPerformance -> Settings. 3. Advanced tab, underProcessorscheduling :
4. OK->close dialog box.