Speed Up Your Computer: Basic Maintenance vs. Optimization
Paul Watson, PC Technician Friday, October 21st 2011
Basic Maintenance Only Goes So Far
Basic maintenance only goes so far when it comes to speeding up a slow computer. Don’t get me wrong – basic maintenance is absolutely necessary. In a way, it’s very much like housekeeping – when it is done, it’s never noticed but left undone, it’s very apparent. You can’t get by (and expect a good computing experience) if you’re not prepared to do this basic maintenance.
But there’s a step that goes beyond basic maintenance, and that’s optimization. With basic maintenance, you’re doing the housekeeping. You’re doing the minimum you need to do to keep your computer functioning at an appropriate level. With optimization, you’re fine-tuning the computer’s performance to suit your needs. Optimization is more like decorating. It’s something you don’t do until after the housekeeping is done, but it makes the space uniquely yours.
Optimization is a key component of computer performance. When your computer is optimized, everything works together carefully and in a coordinated way. You eliminate wasted effort when you optimize your computer performance. Your computer isn’t wasting time on unnecessary registry entries, running unneeded programs, or storing unused data. When your computer is optimized, you’re also making the most out of your network and Internet connections, so using these resources is a pleasure and not a chore.
Ideally, your toolkit contains the tools you need to perform both basic maintenance on your computer and optimize it as well. You can collect a number of different tools, and Microsoft has some built in tools that will help you perform basic maintenance, but generally, they don’t contribute much to optimization beyond what maintenance has to offer.
SpeedUpMyPC 2011 is a toolkit that offers both basic maintenance functions and optimization tools that work together to ensure that your computer gets both its regular maintenance needs and its optimization needs met. This approach means that you always employ the strategy you need to make your computer run as optimally as possible, based on your unique needs.
Download your copy of SpeedUpMyPC 2011 today and see what this toolkit can do.
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