5 Windows Optimization Tips to Get You Started
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Now… to get you started, we have 5 optimization tips that are guaranteed to speed up your PC.
5 Important Windows Optimization Tips
A slow computer can be very annoying…
But what should you do if your computer starts to perform very slow to the point of being unresponsive, or worst, the Blue Screen of Death? This is where the importance of system optimization comes in.
No matter how well your computer worked when it was new, it is still bound to slow down as time passes and it ages with all use you’ve been putting it through. Your machine becomes stressed.
Here are some steps that will slow down and even reverse the slowing process:
Remove Junk Files – You get these junk files from downloads, internet history, and temporary files. You can clean these useless files by using the Windows ‘Disk Cleanup Utility.’
Unclutter Your Desktop – Check and see if all the icons on your desktop are programs and files you still use. If there are items that you don’t use, remove or uninstall them from your machine.
Defragment Your Drive Regularly – When files become disorganized on your computer’s hard drive, slowing down immediately comes to the surface. It is important that you defragment your disk regularly using the “disk defragment” utility that is available in Windows.
Scan for Viruses – Viruses and other malicious programs are very destructive and multiply before you know it. Regularly execute a full system scan using your antivirus program.
Limit Programs Running in the Background – It is also important that you disable programs you’re not using so you can save on system resource (RAM) space. You can do this by using the “Task Manager” or just pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL for Windows XP or CTRL+SHIFT+DEL for later versions.
While this list is not exhaustive, making sure to do all of the items listed above will help keep your computer running at its best.
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