Speed Up Computer? Yes, You Can!
Paul Watson, PC Technician Friday, April 20th 2012
More Habit Than Anything Else
Preserving the performance of your computer is more about developing good habits, and using certain tools on a regular basis. If you’re good about performing regular maintenance, you’ll find yourself rewarded with a computer that performs well in all circumstances.
There are simple things you can do with the built-in tools provided by Microsoft. For example, disk defragmenting and disk cleanup are two simple tasks that you can perform regularly to help avoid problems and allow your system to operate more smoothly.
Disk Cleanup (or cleanmgr.exe) is one good example. This tool comes built into the Windows operating system, and when you run it, the tool finds temporary files that take up a lot of space but aren’t really necessary. The tool identifies these files and gives you the option of deleting them to regain hard disk space.
Disk Defragmenter is another similar tool that takes free space on your hard disk and “groups” it together for more smooth disk-reading and disk-writing operations. Again, this tool is built in and free to use. You can even schedule these operations to occur regularly. In the case of the two tools I’ve mentioned here – particularly with disk defragmenter – you’ll want to run these utilities when you’re not planning to use your computer. They can take a lot of time to run, so these can be scheduled to run in an overnight period, when you’re probably not using your computer anyway.
In addition to these built-in tools, you should consider a suite of tools like Speedy PC Pro. Speedy PC Pro combines the action of a powerful registry cleaner with other tools that are designed to optimize the performance of your computer. Once installed, Speedy PC Pro takes over the task of managing your computer’s performance, and you’ll be pleased with the results!
Keep your computer hard disk neat with the built-in disk defragmenter. Eliminate unneeded files from your hard disk and wipe out extra, unneeded lines of code in your registry that can keep your computer from performing at its best, or can even make your computer crash. You’ll also get great optimization tools that keep your computer running at blazing speeds while connected to a network, and you’ll also get anti-virus protection that will help you avoid nasty malware infections.
Download a copy of Speedy PC Pro and recover the performance your computer once had!
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