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Friday, December 14, 2012

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Tips to Speed Up Your Computer

Anonymous - 16:58

At some point or the other, nearly all people find their computer taking considerable time to load or feel as if their PC is not running as fast as it did earlier. A slow computer not only annoys the user no end but also delays the work that needs urgent attention. A few simple techniques can however fix this frustrating computer problem effectively and help make your computer run faster and aid you work more swiftly.

Disk Clean up: Cleaning up your disk is the best technique to free your disk space from unnecessary files, images and videos that you do not need, and in turn improving the performance of your PC. Emptying files from the Recycle Bin, deleting temporary internet files, cookies and windows temporary files, de-installing needless software programs, removing old restore points and shadows and getting rid of programs that have been installed from your Downloads Directory will help you get rid of a lot of disk space. For this process, you can either use the Disk Cleanup tool in your PC or a tool like the CCleaner.

Defragmentation: A very simple and easy process, but often overlooked by many, defragmentation can solve the issues of slow computer to a very large extent. Defragmentation combines all fragmented folders and files on the hard disk of your PC. Since all files are neatly arranged, locating a file becomes easier. However defragmentation takes a lot of time and hence computer users are advised to start automatic defragmentation overnight. For people looking for a better defragmenter, the Defraggler is a good option.

Get rid of spyware/malware: Protecting your computer from viruses along with preventing your confidential information (passwords, user names, etc.) from leaking out is very important. A large number of websites you visit on the internet save your private info without your consent, through the use of spywares and other software. In addition to risking your privacy, it also slows down your PC considerably. Hence using anti-spyware and anti-malwares are highly recommended.

Identifying and fixing disk errors: To optimize your computer’s performance identifying and fixing disk errors is also necessary. Continuous use of hard drive, results in some bad sectors being created. These bad sectors slow down the performance of your hard disk along with making file savings difficult. The Error Checking Utility in your PC will help you identify and recover bad sectors.

Following all the above four techniques every fortnight will help you boost your computer’s performance quite effectively. Besides these good old techniques that will help your PC’s performance, leaving on your firewall, closing programs which are not in use, plugging in your PC’s, adding memory to your computer and unplugging idle devices are some quick tips that can help your computer to run faster.


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