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H,would anyone know how i can make computer faster safely & easily please

Have tried to solve the slowness looking at u tube SO Complicated ! & microsoft help .as a newby id welcome an easy way please.thanks in advance!

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  • annie Oct 30, 2012

    thank you to all the helpful people! will try your suggestions.

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1) Go through all of the applications, and programs YOU have installed.
(NOT Windows based one's)
Delete the ones you do not use.

2) Copy off all of the personal information on your computer, that you can do without. Photos, video, and music, plus documents you have created, or downloaded.

When a computer's Harddrive reaches 50 percent full, the computer slows down. When it reaches 70 percent, or more, YOU really start to notice it!

Have to free up space in that harddrive.

3) Run Disk Defragment;

Basing the example on Windows XP versions. If you have Vista, or Win 7 post back in a Comment.

Click on Start > Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance.

[ A note before I go on;
There are two different views available for Control Panel.
Category View, and Classic View.
The above is if you are in Category View.

IF you are in Classic View, I would like you to temporarily switch to Category View. You can switch back if you like when you are done.
Go to the left side, and click on - Switch to Category View ]

After you have clicked on Performance and Maintenance, click on Rearrange items on your hard disk to make programs run faster.
After it has loaded click on Analyze.
Even if it states "You do not need to defragment this drive",
(C: Drive), go ahead, and click on Defragment.

(C:Drive should be highlighted)

Also would suggest you download, and install the free CCleaner.
Not advertising, I have used it for years.
It's a Registry Cleaner.
Works as good as paid for cleaner's, and better than some paid for cleaner's.

I can guide you step by step in downloading, installing, and using CCleaner if you wish.

After you have deleted programs/applications, there are fragmented files (Bits), that are left behind.
Windows Disk Defragment does not wipe these out.

Also every time you visit a website you pick up cookies.
Harmless, but DO take up valuable harddrive space.

CCleaner removes all of this 'junk', and this helps to speed the computer up.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Posted on Oct 31, 2012

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A slow computer can be caused by a multitude of reasons, but it is not due to your Internet speed. Typically the most popular reasons are:

1. Too many things running in the background (including viruses, malware, and spyware).
2. A fragmented hard-drive.
3. A messed-up registry.

So, to check how many processes we have running in the background we press Ctrl + Shift + Esc. Once the task-manager opens head over to the processes tab. Here you have a readout of all processes running on your computer. At the bottom of the application is the total number of processes running. Typically for Windows operating systems you want the processes to be between 20-30 for good system operation. The processor (CPU) should also be jumping between 0 - 2 percent usage like a heart-beat while you're not doing anything. If any of your numbers are above the, "norm" you can expect slow-downs.

The first thing I would do to clean up a system is to head into, "Add/Remove Programs" located in the, "Control Panel." Once inside I will look for applications that I know I will not need or have no use for. Once I have cleaned up my system in this method I will download CCleaner (Which I know is free of malicious files). Once installed I will run the cleaner to clean up temporary files sitting on the hard-drive. Afterward I would defragment the hard-drive. In this instance the default defragmenting tool located in Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter will work. However it is not as powerful as some of the payware versions, such as O&O Defrag. I recommend that you try out the 30-day free trial of O&O just to clean up your system. Once installed find a time period where nobody will be using the system for 3-5 hours. Then run a COMPLETE/Access defragmentation on all hard-drives listed.

Depending on how badly your hard-drive is fragmented you may have to run the same defragmentation process more than once.

After defragmenting I would use Auslogic Boost Speed to clean up more junk files, erase bad registry entries, defragment the registry, and even boost my Internet performance just a wee-bit. I'm not sure if Auslogics provides a free trial for their product, "Boost Speed." But if they do, you should download it just to help speed up your computer.

After finishing all these steps your computer should have sped up dramatically. If not, there's still too much running in the background. Go to Start>Run and type in: services.msc

After pressing OK the services window appears. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY! If for some reason you stop a critical system-service, restart the computer. It will be started again upon the system restart. HOWEVER, if you disable or set to manual any of the services and they turned out to be critical services, they will not start upon a system restart and you could be looking at a re-install of Windows. So PLEASE research any service before deciding to disable it or setting it to, "Manual."

Within here you can define which services you want stopped, you don't want starting with the system, or you don't want starting at all. Some services are for popular applications installed on your computer such as Ipod services, Yahoo services, etc... Setting them to, "Manual" means they won't start with the system in turn freeing up the processor of yet another process allowing the computer to run faster, if even just marginally.

However, make sure to research any service you are uncertain about as setting it to manual or disabling it could be a very bad idea.


Let me know if I can help you further, or if I need to explain any steps in more detail.

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