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How to keep your computer as fast as it is new for ever?

As the time passes all our computers/laptops were prone to become slow. To keep your system fast, we can follow the below listed simple but effective ways.

1. Avoid installing unnecessary applications. This includes installing more than one software for your multimedia needs. I recommend VLC media player for all audio, video requirements.

2. Don't install Demo games and Demo software as these will place lot of junk registry entries into your system registry and these will remain for ever even if your uninstall that particular application.

3. Run Disk Defragmenter once in a month as this will rearrange the fragmented files stored in hard disk in orderly fashion so that these files were accessed quickly by the system.

4. Use other drives for storing all your files and keep more space in c: drive( or the drive in which operating system is installed) .

5. If possible, when you get your new system ,use some disk cloning software like Norton Ghost to backup your whole c: drive into a backup file. Later you can restore this back to your hard disk once in a year or whenever you had any problem with your system. In this way your system will be like the new one with all your applications and drivers installed by default. Moreover the restoration happens in just 5 minutes.

6. Use anti virus software after considering your system RAM memory size. For example, installing resource intensive anti virus programs like Norton, Mcaffee, Kaspersky onto a machine having 256 MB/ 512 MB ram machine will degrade its performance as most of the RAM space will be occupied by these anti virus software. In this case, I recommend you to use light weight but effective anti virus software like AVG free, Avira Antivir, Avast Home edition.

7. Update your operating system with automatic updates often which will secure your system from vulnerabilities and increases the system stability.

By considering all of these above mentioned factors in out day to day usage of computer, you can keep your system as fast as it was when you brought it new.

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when i turn on my laptop its takes about 2-3 min before it comes on to put in my pass word its very slow never that slow

Hello paulineverek,
this will usally happen over time that you have been using the computer.
What occurs, is the "Accumulation of 'New' programs starting up on the computer.
The "Programs will start-up; "Automatically!"
There will be a {List of Programs}, with a check-box next to them!
"Un-check the boxes of 'Programs' that you know, are not use, or are not necessary,
during the "Start-up" process.

To "Change the Start-up Programs."
Do the following:

Click on the "Start button." paul7of9_202.jpgNext, in the [Start Search Box]; type: system configurations.
Scroll to find; it should be towards top {Top}, of the list!
Click on it, to 'open the next window'.

paul7of9_204.jpg The "picture should look like this."

Select the [Startup] tab.
Next, "Un-check the box from the list; Non-essential, 'programs'.
To make choices:
"Keep Programs, such as: Touchpad,
or Mouse, Security / Anti Virus Protection,
Config Free / Internet Connection Program, and
Microsoft / Windows Operating Systems...

"Restart the computer, after you have made your selections.
"I'm sure you wil 'see a difference in loading', or Start-up Time!"

If you need help with anything else?
"Write a 'comment'; I'll be here to assist you!"
"Best Regards"

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Hi,my laptop become so slow and its keep freezing

Head over to download.com and do a search for Ccleaner. Once you download and install it, run the cleaner and registry fixer. Registry errors are a common cause for a computer slowing down. If you are running Windows XP, a good idea would be to change the size of paging file which will increase performance.


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its not the fault of your printer, your system is getting slow so is the communicaition between your printer and your computer, so please try to keep ypur computers registry in good shape by trying a registry cleaner and defrag your system and you will see your printer is taking commands and processing them at a fast pace.
I hope that solves your problem

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1. A lot of applications are installed and the Windows is trying to load all during the startup process
2. The computer is infected with virus

Try uninstalling some softwares and also scan your computer for virus

If the issue still persists, the I would suggest a full system recovery, you can restore the computer back to factory default,to do so, follow the below steps:
Turn OFF the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10" key, i.e Alt+f10, it will open the recovery console, select full factory restore and follow onscreen instruction.

NOTE: This will erase all the datas on the computer.

Thanks and regards,

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