Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Here's a great way to speed up your PC when it starts getting sluggish. First of all, Every time you install a program and sometimes a new device, a part of it is usually running in the background and taking up memory. Alot of viruses and ad ware do this too but you can easily shut them off. Windows already has tha application to do this so there is nothing to install. Don't worry, THIS WILL NOT DELETE OR DISABLE ANY PROGRAMS. It just doesn't run "all the time". Every program will still work the same it will just take about 1 or 2 seconds longer to open. That's a small price to pay for all the speed you get back.
First, close everything out so your at your desktop. Next, click on start, and go to "RUN". For Windows Vista and Windows 7, click "START", then click "All Programs", then click "Accessories", and then "RUN". In the box that pops up, type "msconfig" and click "OK". There will be a box that pops up with some tabs on the top. First click the one that says "startup". Click "Disable All". If you have an anti-virus program, make sure the only boxes that are checked are for that. Next, click "APPLY", but don't click OK yet. Click the tab that reads "Services". Check the box toward the bottom that says "Hide all Microsoft serveces". Then uncheck all the boxes except for your anti-virus program. If you have Norton, they will be the Symantec ones. Click "APPLY" and then "OK". You will be asked if you want to restart now or later so go ahead and restart now. Once you restart and get back to the desktop, a box will pop up, check the box that says "Do not start the program or show me this again"(or something like that), and click "OK". That's it! It might take one or two more restarts to reach the full speed, but I guarantee it will be alot faster now. If you have any questions or want me to do this for you over the internet(you will see everything I'm doing), e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do what I can to help. Thanks, Bret
Posted by Bret Wery on
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