Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
What is PC optimization? In simple words, the PC optimization is working towards improving your PC’s performance. There are thousands of tips and ways to optimize a PC. Today, the software market is flooded with PC optimization software capable of improving the performance of a computer system. Let us focus on some of the important tips of PC optimization.
Clean your PC desktop: Keep your desktop clean. If there are lots of shortcut icons on the desktop then you should remove them. Shortcuts placed on the desktop occupy huge system space thereby making the system slow. It is recommended that you should keep only the recycle bin and some of the most used applications on your PC desktop.
Reduce the maximum size of recycle bin: By default the maximum size of recycle bin is set high. You can change the memory size to a lower value so as to free up your system memory.
Turn off screensaver: Screensavers are also voracious eaters of system’s memory. Turn off the screensavers and colorful displays on your computer to make it fast.
Remove temporary files from your PC: Microsoft Windows system automatically store temporary files at some location on your PC. These temporary files can eat a lot of system memory so you can free up your system memory by removing the temporary files. For instance, Windows XP offers a “Disk Cleanup” utility for removing all the unwanted temporary files stored on your PC.
Identify and repair disk errors: You can check for the integrity of the files stored on your computer hard disk by running the Error checking software utility present in Windows operating system.
Rearrange data stored on your hard disk: Several times the data stored on the hard disk is in fragmented form thereby consuming a large system memory. So, for improving the performance of your computer you should defragment all the data stored on the hard disk. Windows include a built-in software utility known as “Disk Defragmenter”, which is capable of defragmenting the hard disk. Follow this step every month for a better system performance.
Protect your PC against viruses: It is strongly recommended to install some good antivirus software having the automatic update feature to provide real time protection for your PC against viruses, worms and other types of malicious codes.
Finally, it is a good practice to refresh your desktops regularly. Refreshing the desktop will remove all the unused files from the RAM thereby making the system faster.
Posted by Ryan Joel on
Jul 09, 2014 | Computers & Internet
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