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How to make your computer work faster?

After using our computer for a couple of months we observe that it has slowed down. This is due to the way windows installs your programs. When you install a program windows look for a satisfying space to install it on your HardDisk. However it may not be installing in the correct order so that it's loaded quickly!

Therefore you'll need to defragment your HardDisk (May take you around 1 Hour)

How to?
Open 'My Computer' / Go to the partition in which your Operating system is installed e.g Windows Xp/Vista/7
Right-click on it/ properties/tools/defragment now
Go to analyze disc & then defragment HardDisk

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Eliminate Viruses and Spyware
Step 1

Run your antivirus program. There may be something slowing your computer that you can remove. It is a good idea to run your antivirus program every week.
Step 2

Remove spyware. Run a good spyware tool at least twice a month.
Step 3

Use a pop-up blocker, if you have one. Check your antivirus program.


Dispose of the Extras

Step 1

Delete your document files for anything you no longer need. Saved pictures, audio and video files in particular can slow your computer.

Step 2

Remove unwanted programs from the Control Panel area. Old toolbars or games the kids downloaded off the Internet are a good place to start. Look for software you no longer use, such as the old printer you threw out last year.

Step 3

Clean out your email. Old messages are a constant drain on your computer's resources. Go through every folder, deleting everything you do not need. Leave no mail! Finish by emptying the Deleted Items folder.

Step 4

Turn off unnecessary programs. Check your taskbar for icons that show running programs. Disable anything you are not currently using.

Run Maintenance

Step 1

Run the Disk Cleanup tool located in your Control Panel. (Windows only. For other operating systems, please check the Resources section below.) This will remove temporary files, cookies and unnecessary components to speed up your computer.

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Defragment your computer. Defragging takes some time, but will speed your computer significantly. You can find the tool in your Control Panel. Run it monthly.

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