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Author Topic: PC Tech: Higlights of 5 Ways to Speed Up Your PC  (Read 1092 times)

Offline Raji-Baba

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No matter how fast your processor and
regardless of how much ram you carry,
there comes a time when you realize
your computer just doesn't run as fast as
it did when you bought it. Windows
loads slower, programs take longer to
launch, and, in general, your computer
drags like it just came off a 2-night
drinking binge. If this sounds like your
situation, these 5 tips should help you get
some extra speed from your PC.

Disk Cleanup Utility
You may not realize it, but just because
you finish with a file doesn't mean your
computer does. In many cases, if your
computer's hard drive were a garage,
you would have unused junk files piled
20 feet high and spilling out into the
street. Everyone should use the Windows
"Disk Cleanup Utility" to delete old,
unused, and temporary files that clog
your hard drive.

Click Start, point at All Programs (or
Programs), Accessories, System Tools,
and click Disk Cleanup. Analyze your
hard drive for files you can eliminate
and it may shock you to see how much
hard drive space (and speed) you can
free up with a few clicks.

Imagine a properly maintained hard
drive as room the size of Wal-Mart filled
with filing cabinets. Now imagine
ripping open every drawer of every
filing cabinet, slinging the contents onto
the floor and trying to find one
document -that's a fragmented hard
drive. Sometimes lack of speed simply
results from your computer working too
hard to find the files it needs. You can
solve this problem by "defragging" your
hard drive.

Click Start, point to All Programs (or
Programs), Accessories, System Tools,
and click Disk Defragmentor. Choose the
disk you want to defragment and expect
to let the program run for several hours.

Uninstall Unused Software
We all maintain software on our systems
we rarely, if ever, use. That software can
steal system resources.

Click Start, Control Panel, and "Add
Remove Programs" to pull up a screen
that allows you to remove old programs
you don't use anymore. Simply select
and uninstall all programs you know for
sure you don't need or want.

Buy More RAM
Increasing your RAM, a computer's
memory, can dramatically increase
speed when running certain operations
or programs. RAM costs so little now that
you should install the maximum amount
of memory your system can handle.
Stop Them At Startup
This operation requires a bit more
technical savvy than the other four, so
proceed with caution. Many programs
load into the system tray in the lower
right of your computer's desktop and
consume system resources even if you
never use them.

Click Start, Run, type in msconfig, and
press Enter. Click the "Startup" tab to see
a list of programs that automatically
start with Windows. Clear the check box
next to programs you know you don't
want to load at startup.

But don't clear any checkbox unless you
are 100% certain of a program's
purpose. Once you finish, click OK and it
will prompt you to restart Windows.
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Offline Amotelsee

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Re: PC Tech: Higlights of 5 Ways to Speed Up Your PC
Reply #1 on: June 11, 2015, 08:32:18 AM
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