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Some tips to improve your Windows PC

I feel most of our youngsters use Windows as their personal computers (PC’s) operating system. Although open source operating systems are freely available, youngsters who are not that much into computing, but use computers to get their work done and for entertainment would prefer Windows as it is user friendly.

A person using a personal computer

Anyway, you may have come across a situation where you see a lack of performance of your PC (using MS Windows); so this article will help to improve the performance for some certain extend.

1. Use a registry cleaner

Registry Cleaner will free up resources show you how to increase PC speed with a few clicks. This type of a tool also defrags your hard drive and removes spyware. All that with the push of a button weekly will keep your computer running at its original PC speed specs.

There are dozens of different registry cleaners and registry cleaner tools available for use with the registry, however only about five have really proven themselves based on user support. One of the industry leaders is RegCure.

It was last year’s Most Popular PC Repair product. RegCure is the easiest and best. It is easy to get scammed with inferior products so it’s best to choose a registry cleaner with an excellent record.

2. Clear temporary files

If you want to improve the performance of your computer, one of the easiest steps that you can take is to clear temporary files. These files are often referred to as ‘internet files’ or ‘cache.’ When you visit online websites, the computer system that you are using will store the pages in the cache.

This helps to view the pages more quickly when you visit them in the future. Typically, when you visit a page on the internet, the internet browser that you are using will have to download certain components in order to accurately display the page. While this is beneficial, it can cause some issues with your computer if too many files are preserved on the system. The following steps will detail how to go about clearing temporary internet files from your system:

1. First, you should go to the ‘Control Panel’ of your system.

2. Once the page has loaded, you will want to search for the option ‘Internet Options.’

3. Once you click on ‘Internet Options’ make sure that you are on the ‘General Tab.’

4. Then, simply select ‘Delete Temporary Internet Files.’

3. Defrag your hard drive

Over time, the data on your hard drive gets scattered. De-fragmenting your hard drive puts your data back into sequential order, making it easier for Windows to access it. As a result, the performance of your computer will improve. An excellent registry cleaner will allow show you how to speed up your PC using defrag techniques. Remember that the hard drive is the cornerstone of your system. If it is in trouble your system can collapse.

4. Incorporate a spyware elimination programme

Incorporating a spyware elimination programme can be extremely beneficial when it comes to the overall performance of your PC.

Spyware is a type of software that has unique behaviours on the system. It has the potential to gather information about you that is considered to be personal, create advertisements that can slow down the performance of a PC, and it has the ability to reconfigure the actual settings that are part of your system. If your system has spyware on it, it may attempt to place advertisement on to the internet browser that you use, it may install a program that runs in the background, and it could even crash your system altogether.

It is essential that you run a spyware elimination programme at all times to ensure that your system is operating at optimal levels.

5. Adjust your computer’s visual effects

Windows provides a number of resources hogging and interesting visual effects like animated windows and fading menus. These effects, however, can slow down your computer and kill your PC speed. By Altering your preferences and performance needs you can learn how to increase PC Speed in seconds. This is one of Microsoft’s tips on how to increase PC speed and performance.

6. Manage start up programmes

When your computer is turned on, there are certain programmes that come up in the task box near the clock of the system. In some instances, having too many loading at start up can result in your computer running in a sluggish manner and can affect the general performance of the computer system. If you are running Windows XP or Windows Vista, it is important to use the ‘Windows Defender’ in order to manage the programmes that start when your computers do. For XP users, you must visit the Microsoft website to download.

Vista has this programme inbuilt to it. The following steps outline how to manage programmes with Windows Defender:

1. Click on the ‘Start’ buttonme

2. Select ‘All Programmes’

3. Locate ‘Windows Defender’

4. Next, you will see a list that displays all programs that are initialized when your computer starts. Simply highlight a programme and select either ‘Disable’ or ‘Remove.’

5. Be sure to restart the computer for the system settings to refresh.

7. Use an external hard drive

When it comes to performance, a lot of emphasis is placed on the hard drive of a computer. If the hard drive becomes bogged down with different programs and applications, it is quite likely that it will slow your system down. I highly recommend implementing the use of an external hard drive. You should use the external to install programs and to keep files that are important to you. In turn, your computer is not being bogged down by unneeded software, applications, shortcuts, and other types of files.

8. Remove unnecessary programmes

Removing unnecessary programs from your computer will boost your computer’s performance. For an example if your computer has MATLAB, Photoshop, Macromedia products installed and you are not using them very frequently then you can remove them to increase the memory (both virtual, RAM and Hard disc space).

If you have a lot of programs on your computer, it takes up space on your hard drive that can be used to focus on programs that you do use. As a result, performance is hindered. Simply go into the “Control Panel” of the computer that you are using and choose “Add/Remove Programs” for Windows XP, or “Programs” for Windows Vista. Scroll through the list and highlight any program you no longer require, and select “Change/Remove” in XP, or “Uninstall” in Vista. Once you have removed all the programs that you no longer need, be sure to reboot your computer so that the system settings can take place.

Note: There is good utility software called ‘EasyCleaner’ that helps you to clear registry files, unnecessary files, temporary files, remove installed programmes, see the hard used disc space and etc. You can download it and use it to make your windows PC runs faster!

Important: We assume that you use original windows operating systems ? (if not the next hint is not applicable).

Try to keep the OS and also the antivirus programme updated so that the malicious programs can’t hurt your PC!



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