How To Make Your Computer Faster In 5 Steps

Subscribe to our Newsletter!


How long has it been since you took the necessary steps to clean up your computer so that it is running fast and smoothly? 6 months? 1 year? Maybe never! You can drastically change the performance of your PC by following some simple steps. This article will walk you through the tools and steps on the Windows OS platform to help maintain the efficiency of your computer.

Remove viruses and spyware from your computer.

Spyware can put your confidential information on your computer as well as passwords and usernames at risk. Spyware essentially installs itself on your computer if you visit a dangerous website or download a dangerous file. This spyware then collects your personal information without your permission or knowledge. Aside from taking away your privacy, spyware can also slow the performance of your computer.

As I mentioned in a previous article, downloading a program such as Microsoft Security Essentials will guard your computer system from malicious software, spyware and viruses. This is a free tool that also functions as a spyware removal tool and will automatically update when you set it up properly.

Free up disk space

There is a tool available for you to use on Windows called the Disk Cleanup tool. This will help you clear up some space on your hard drive so that the performance of your computer will improve. This tool will find files that you can delete that will not cause any issue with your computer and it will allow you to chose what files you want to delete.

Some of the things that Disk Cleanup can do:

  • Get rid of temporary internet files
  • Delete program files like java applets
  • Empty your recycle bin
  • Remove windows temp files like error reports
  • Delete installed programs
  • Delete system files if you are running Windows 8

Speed up the access to data

If your disk is fragmented, this will slow your system down. This means that the computer must search the disk for the file that you want to open causing it to take much longer to find. Disk Defragmenter is a program that comes with Windows that should be used every once in a while when you have time.

When should you run Disk Defragmenter?

  • Disk free space is 10% or less
  • Large number of files added to your computer
  • You install new programs or OS

Repair disk errors

If you heavily use your computer and write lots of files from your computer, bad sectors in your hard drive can form and slow down your disk performance. You can use the Error Checking utility to scan specific drives for these bad sectors as well as scan for system errors. The program will attempt to fix such errors and it should be run at least once a month if you are using your computer daily.

Take advantage of ReadyBoost

If you are currently using Windows 7 or Windows 8, then ReadyBoost is something that you can use to speed up your computer system. What it does is allows you to use a flash memory stick, such as a USB flash drive to improve the performance of your PC without having to add memory to your setup. Windows 8 comes with a feature that will let you use a storage device with ReadyBoost when you plug it in.

If any of the above suggestions do not get you the result that you were looking for, think about re installing your operating system or bringing it to a professional to get your computer looked at.

 

This article was written by Marc Enzor, owner of Geeks 2 You, a tucson computer repair company. They provide mobile computer repairs in the Tucson area. Visit their website at www.geeks2you.net to learn more.

0 comments

Add your comment

Nickname:
E-mail:
Website:
Comment:

Other articlesgo to homepage

How To Get Views On Your YouTube Videos

How To Get Views On Your YouTube Videos(0)

Subscribe to our Newsletter! Name: Email: If you have ever uploaded a video to YouTube before, chances are that you did not see the results that you wanted to. Many people simply upload their videos but do not take the crucial steps to ensure that real people start watching your video. Below are the steps

How to Install WordPress

How to Install WordPress(0)

Subscribe to our Newsletter! Name: Email: Many of my readers have asked me if there is an easier way to install WordPress to their hosting account without using FTP. Using FTP can sometimes be a little scary as you do not want to upload files to your hosting provider just to mess up or not

How To Clean The Inside Of Your Computer Case

How To Clean The Inside Of Your Computer Case(0)

Subscribe to our Newsletter! Name: Email: Cleaning out the inside of your computer can offer many benefits. If you want your computer to last, you will need to clean out the inside of the case in order to reduce heat and increase the longevity of your parts. To get started is very easy. The first

3 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Online Passwords

3 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Online Passwords(0)

Subscribe to our Newsletter! Name: Email: According to a plethora of online surveys, 50-70% of Internet users have the same password for every single online account. While many institutions require a somewhat unique capital letter or number placement, if an identity thief happens to crack the Pandora’s Box that is your password, it won’t take

How To Get Music From Spotify For Free

How To Get Music From Spotify For Free(0)

Subscribe to our Newsletter! Name: Email: If you like to enjoy music on Spotify, you can not miss this Spotify to MP3 software.  With it, you can freely download Spotify music and convert Spotify to MP3 format or even transfer to your iTunes library. Technically, you can’t download music from Spotify since there is no

read more

Subscribe!

Sign up for our newsletter! We only send quality, no spam


Contacts and information

Social networks

Most popular categories

© 2012 computimesinc.com All rights reserved.