How To Speed Up You ComputerDamien Moye
By Sean Wilcoxson
Let’s say someone has been using their computer for five years. At first it runs smoothly for a couple years with no problems. But over time, and through no fault to the user, the place where operations run called the registry gets cluttered.
You do not want to buy a new computer, so what do you do? To go in to the registry on your own and try deleting a bunch of files thinking that it will make your computer run faster, is a fallacy. There are very sensitive files in the registry that if you delete by accident, even your computer’s basic functions will be compromised.
The best way to fix this problem is to go to a trusted source such as a program like Workstation Optimizer. This program will enable you to do what you cannot do for yourself, which is free up all that stuff that is cluttering your computer and make it run like it first did when you bought it.
If you are lazy or your computer is so full of crap that downloading anything will break its back, there are tools on your computer which will clean up disk space, thus allowing for smooth sailing. The Disk Cleanup tool that exists in Windows 7, XP, and Vista can work wonders for your computer.
You can use Disk Cleanup to:
- Remove temporary Internet files.
- Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).
- Empty the Recycle Bin.
- Remove Windows temporary files such as error reports.
- Remove optional Windows components that you don’t use.
- Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
- Remove unused restore points and shadow copies from System Restore.
Another way to make your PC run better is to go to your Control Panel from the Start Menu, and click on Add/Remove Programs. Once in here you will see a list of programs that are most commonly used, like you internet, your anti-virus, and your work applications. But you will also find many programs that are not being used or that snuck in by downloads.
These extra programs take up that valuable space you need for work or play, regardless of why you use it, no one wants a slow retarded computer.
Check your start-up folder. Somehow a lot of random programs sneak into this folder and jump on you as soon as your computer boots. Most of these do not even tell you what they are doing, so they are invisible taking up CPU space if you do not take action. To solve this, go to your start up, click on All Programs, and you will see a folder called Startup. If there is anything in there that you did not intentionally put it in, delete it.