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Using CCleaner to speed up slow Computers

Computers have 2 main types of memory that the user has control over. Memory that is on a Hard disc Drive and memory that is in RAM. When a program runs it loads its data from the Hard Disc Drive into Ram. Now, usually we have lots of extra Hard Disc Drive space but not necessarily Ram and if your computer is sluggish reducing the programs running at any time may greatly boost performance.

Now when you install a program a lot of the times it adds itself to startup meaning every time your computer is turned on that program starts. Now you may only use that program once a week but its continuously running wasting resources. Managing your startup programs with a free program called **** Cleaner can greatly increase performance.

download CCleaner from http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner and install it

run the program and select the tools tab on the left of its windows

next click on start-up

you will see a list of entries under start-up now technically you don't need any of these running for windows to work, however you may want say windows live messenger running in the background the whole time so pick and choose which ones you wish to disable from start-up.

I personally like to disable and remove every start-up program. I only like programs running when I tell them to run, and not wasting resources.



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There are numerous things to make your old computer run fast again here are a few to do.
1...Disc Cleanup...Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disc Cleanup
2...Defrag the hard drive...Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disc Defragrager
3...Delete any old programs,pictures,files,etc that you do not use anymore.
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7...Restore your computer back to a time when it was running faster...Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore
8...Reload the operating system....Left click on "My Computer", right click on your main hard drive (normally C drive) then click "Format".
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This will bring your old computer back to new operating condition.
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