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I have a lot of icons on my desktop when I first turn it on.Will my computer run faster if I remove some of them? If I remove them, how do I access them later?

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Yes, it will run faster if you stop programs from loading at boot.
Either use msconfig (startup tab), from the run/search box or a program like cc cleaner, it has a built in startup folder editor.

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How to Make my Computer Go Faster for Free?


Free:
Determine the Window's Operating System your are running:
Window's 7, 10 etc.
Look at the link below:

Clean any programs running (Next to your Clock - bottom right) that You do not need. (Less Icon's = Faster Computer)

You are only Removing the programs from Startup - NOT DELETING programs

This would be the first step before purchasing hardware (memory, or a new computer)
How to use the System Configuration tool All its awesomeness

Oct 18, 2016 | Computers & Internet

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Extremely slow running


Slow computer If you have a virus program installed, it is most likely is running a scan on your hard disk. It can slow down your computer especially if you have a large hard drive. After scanning is completed then the computer will be faster.
To make your computer (hard disk) lean and mean, uninstall any programs you do not use.
Also you need to maintain your hard disk by running Disk Cleanup this will remove old temp files and old compressed files etc.
This will reduce the number of files the virus scanner has to scan. Plus running Defrag. this makes your files contiguous so the system can access files off the hard drive quicker because it does not work as hard.. Disk Cleanup and Defrag should be carried out at least once a month.
If you have 512Mb of RAM installed then installing more RAM will speed up your computer. After installing your graphics card, you may need to disable the built-in graphics card in the BIOS for the new graphics card to work properly.

Mar 29, 2013 | eMachines T5274 Desktop PC

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How to make my pc faster


1 . Clean up your desktop icons. Having too many icons on your desktop slows down your computer's operational speed. Consider cleaning them up to keep only what you need on your desktop.

2 . Remove unnecessary start-up entries. These are programs that start when you turn on your computer, and it takes time for them to load. Programs such as lime wire, Msn, and quick time helper are common culprits.

3 . Run a virus-scan. If you do not have any virus protection software, Then you can download it from the internet

4 . Un install any programs you don't use in Control Panel. Trial software and other junk clogs up your computer and makes it run slowly.

5 . Do a registry scan and repair. Using cleaner of your choice, clean and repair the Windows registry to make your computer run smoother.


6 . Conduct an ad-ware scan. Ad-ware is similar to spy ware and is just as bad. You can also download it from the internet

8 . Upgrade your computer's hardware. The most common upgrade is an upgrade in RAM, but you can also upgrade your graphics card or processor to make your computer run faster.

9 . Make sure all your hardware drivers are up to date. Do this by visiting the manufacturer's websites to download the latest versions.

10 . Turn off unnecessary visual effects such as Vista's Aero effect, all of which slow down your system. Skinning programs such as Windows Blinds also slow down your system.

11 . If all else fails, re-format your computer and install windows again to start off will a clean system with no junk.

12 . De fragment your hard-drives. When your hard drive is reading your files, a little head drops onto to a spinning disk to read the information to load a file. If the file is split up between multiple parts of the hard drive, it takes longer to open each file. Thus, De fragmenting frequently will make every-day activity quicker on your computer.

Hope the above information will help you.
Thanks.

Oct 10, 2010 | HP Pavilion m7480n (882780389410) PC...

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My laptop is hanging and slow when it comes to use the internet.should i reformat it?


before reformatting, follow these
Clean Windows Registry: The registry of the Windows contains immense information. It shall be cleaned all the time and it is the most effective way to boost computer speed in an easy way.
Defragment your PC to increase computer speed: Press Start button > then Programs > Click Accessories > Press System Tools > And Disk Defragmenter.
This feature will take some time but it will compact large data into smaller pieces creating a lot of free space for the computer to run faster. You can delete unnecessary files from your computer prior to performing disk defragmentation.
Add more RAM to Speed up your computer: If you are running a lot of programs and the capacity of your RAM is short. This will surely help you to make computer run faster with Windows 7 or Vista in seconds. Fortunately it does not take much time. Make it sure that you place it the right way.
Clear Cache, history and temporary internet files: Another way which I assume is a 'best way to speed up my computer' is to clear the cache, history and temporary internet files. Removing junk files frees up a lot of space required to make computers run faster.
Turn off unnecessary programs from start up: A lot of computer users complain that their Windows 7 or Vista does not boot faster. I would recommend to such people to have a shorter start up items list.
Have low intensity graphics If you are not an ardent gaming user then you can afford to run computer faster with low intensity graphics.
Uninstall unused software and programs: It is very common that people install a number of computer programs and then stop using them. These unused programs shall be removed to increase the computer speed.
The above guidelines were really helpful to speed up my computer. These are safe and do impact computer performance in a positive way.
Frustrated of the dead slow speed of your computer? Do you wish to speed up computer in seconds? Please remember to clean Windows registry with Intel Software Partner, RegInOut BY. After this scan you will feel how much faster is your computer running.

Aug 29, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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My computer is very slow and I need not much time left standing


The reasons for a computer being slow could be either that you have a full hard drive low memory or possibly and more likely you have malware on it. first thing to do is run and anti malware program like Malware Bytes
Download the free version and allow it to update and run a scan. once this has been done your PC should run a lot faster.

If not check your hard drive free space if it is below 15% you need to delete some of your old files and programs to free up some more

Jul 23, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Super,super slow computer


Don't worry please just follow the easy steps and fix your problem
  • Use the defragmentation tool (defrag). A hard drive consists of hundreds of sectors which or broken up into clusters and then further into allocations. As a computer gets used the files that are accessed are sometimes not put back to the sector or allocation unit where they belong. The drive becomes “fragmented”. The defrag tool can be accessed by going to the start bar, to programs, accessories, system tools and defragmentation tool. It may take several hours to properly defrag a hard drive, but the resulting gain in speed will make this time well spent. Files will be more quickly accessed and all of the bad sectors on a disk will not contain any information on them. Hence, a user will not wait in vain for a file that is stuck on a bad part of the hard drive.
  • Use registry fix programs. The computer registry can be described as the database that contains all of the settings and options for 32 bit versions of Microsoft Windows (including Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, XP, and 2000.) It also contains all of the settings for the hardware, software, users, and preferences of the P.C. Whenever a user makes changes in the Control Panel settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected in the computers registry. Many times a registry error occurs and this causes files and data to be inaccessible. If there are numerous minor errors (which is usually the case) a registry fix program will get the data back in accessible sequence and a slow computer will be speeded up with this fix.
  • Adding more RAM (random access memory) to your system will almost always help speed up a slow computer and the act of multi-tasking will not bog down the computer as it would with a lower amount of RAM. RAM is hardware that needs to be physically added and tends to be somewhat costly. However if you plan on keeping your system for a while it is an excellent investment.
  • For faster browsing speed clear your Internet cache (temporary internet files) and delete your cookies. This causes the computer to gain speed on the Internet and the pop-ups from sites that you have been to will also be less frequent.
  • Remove unnecessary items from the start menu. To do this type “msconfig” in the “run” box and hit enter. Choose selective startup and uncheck all of the programs that you do not need to load every time you start your computer. This will make the computer start more quickly and efficiently. DO NOT uncheck items that you do not recognize. This could cause you computer to run improperly.
  • Use a browser with an integrated pop-up blocker (Firefox for example) to decrease the amount of pop-ups and increase browsing speed.
  • Constantly scan for viruses and Trojans. Trojans can be on a system for weeks even months unbeknownst to the user causing major slowdowns and file errors. Try using a specific Trojan scanner instead of the conventional virus all-purpose scanner. Many Trojans slip past the “big name” virus scanners and need to be sought out specifically to be removed.
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Jul 20, 2010 | Gateway GT5692 Desktop Computer

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Reving,loud


Restart your computer -- there may be some "run-away" program on your computer that is working the CPU to its maximum.

Also, there are some heat-sensors inside your computer, i.e., the hotter that the inside of your computer is, the faster that the fans will run.

Check that the fan on top of the CPU is still working -- if not, your CPU will generate a *LOT* of heat.

Also, turn the computer off, and take a can of compressed air, and give your computer a "blow-job" to remove all the dust from inside your computer -- dust makes a great insulation, thus making your computer run "hotter" (and making the fans work harder/louder).

May 29, 2010 | Dell XPS 200 PC Desktop

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Desktop icons


You have a virus. Do the following:
Download and run VundoFix -- http://vundofix.atribune.org/
Turn off System Restore (to remove potential infected restore points)
Restart PC.
Turn on System Restore
Download and run Ad-Aware 2008 Personal to find/remove any other nasties that might be out there.
Make certain your Anti-virus software is good and up-to-date.

Jan 06, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Desktop icons and task bar flash on and off but background doesnt


If you have a lot of desktop icons (meaning more than 10) you have too many. Try deleting them and opening your files from the start menu. Also run a disk clean up by going to start>all programs>accessories.system tools>disk clean up. Make sure you check ALL boxes and let it finish. If you have not done this in a while it will take a while to complete and you should let it run by its self with no other programs running. The more often you do this the less time it will take and the faster your system will be. I do one every two weeks. Then go to microsoft update and update all updates offered. Go back to the site and check for updates untill there are none left. If you havent updated your system there could be more updates for the updates. Dont rely on just your automatic updates. Physically do them from time to time. I would go thru your add and remove programs and uninstall any programs that you do not use, then run a defrag. You do this the same way you got to disk clean up just choose defrag instead. Let this run untill complete with no other programs running. Restart. Hope this helps.

Dec 13, 2008 | Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

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Slow speed on booting.


you should try to remove unnecessary files in your hard drive.. afterwards, try to run the disk defragmenter. this tool will help you computer to access files faster thus making your computer load up faster..

Jan 21, 2008 | Acer Veriton 5200D PC Desktop

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