Sunday, May 6, 2007

Easy Steps to Speed Up Your Computer - Without Upgrading

A lot of people will complaint when their computer getting slower. They thought that the performance has decreased because their computer getting older. So, they feel they need a newer, faster model. That is actually not necessary. Follow this simple guide and your computer should run just as fast as the day you brought it home –

1)Clean Out Your Temporary Internet Files and Cookies

To clean out your temporary internet files and cookies go to:

- Start / Control Panel
- Click on the 'Internet Options' icon
- click the 'Delete Cookies' button and then click 'ok'
- Now click on the 'Delete Files' button. Put a check mark in the 'delete all offline content' box and click 'ok'
- You can also clear your history if you want.

2)Defrag Your Hard Drive

When you defrag your hard drive all your file segments are put back together otherwise known as 'made contiguous'. This makes accessing the file alot faster, thus improving performance.

To Defrag your Hard Drive go to:

Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / Disk Defragmenter

Now click on the 'Defragment' button and let the program do it's work. Often times the defrag process can take several hours so it is a good idea to do this at a time when you don't need your computer.

Or you can also use software like Diskeeper to defrag your hard disk.

So far, Diskeeper doing a great job for me. You guys should try.Recommended.

3)Run Anti-Spyware Programs

Your computer might be slow because of spyware or adware, especially for those who surf the internet everyday. So, by running a good Anti-spyware program to remove these is a always a good idea to increase your system performance. My personal anti-spyware favorites are AVG anti-spyware, Spysweeper & Zone Alarm Pro.

OR, you can scan your computer online >> HERE.

4)Optimize/Fix Windows Registry

Likewise, the Windows registry can become cluttered with a mess of broken or fragmented entries that can also slow Windows down. Bogus entries that point to non-existent or invalid files and resources represent a common example of useless, broken registry entries.

Good software for fixing/optimizing registry is like RegistryFix, WinASO registry optimizer and many more. Use Google search engine to find what is the most suitable software for you. Google is always the smarter choice.


With the information I have provided here, you should now have pretty good ideas on how to improve your pc performance.Additionally, routine maintenance and drive defragmentation and assurance of registry consistency and defragmentation will help ensure optimal performance. Good luck !

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