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Ways to make your computer perform faster

Have you noticed that your computer runs slower than before. Or just slow in general? Read on to learn some tips to make it go faster.

Tip 1: Remove any programs that you do not use and delete any files that you really will not be needing again, otherwise back it all online to a free service like Dropbox.

Tip 2: Prevent any unnecessary programs from starting when the computer boots. This can be done in the program options, or by altering msconfig.

Tip 3: Keep Hard Disk Free Space anywhere above 15%.

Tip 4: Do a Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragment.

Tip 5: Install additional RAM into your Computer.

Tip 6: Check your computer for any Disk Errors.

Tip 7: Install a great Spyware Scanner and Anti-Virus Software. Research them before installing them.

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