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Top 5 Ways To Make A Computer Run Faster

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Today I am going to be talking about different ways you can make a computer run faster. There is actually a lot you can do yourself that will boost your PC’s performance. So lets take a look at different ways we can remedy that slow computer of yours!

Top 5 Ways To Make A Computer Run Faster
Top 5 Ways To Make A Computer Run Faster

 

1.      Free Up Disk SpaceA great way to make a
computer run faster is to free up some disk space. Windows comes with a disk
cleanup tool that helps you free up space on your hard disk.The utility
identifies files that you can safely delete without messing anything up, and
then enables you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the
identified files.
How to use disk cleanup tool.* Click Start, point to All Programs, point
to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup. If several
drives are available, you might be prompted to specify which drive you want to
clean.* In the Disk Cleanup for dialog box, scroll through the content of the
Files to delete list. (If you have multiple hard drives you will have to select
which one to scan.)* Clear the check boxes for files that you don’t want to
delete, and then click OK.* When prompted to confirm that you want to delete
the specified files, click OK.
2.       Use
Defrag ToolWhen you add a file or a new program to a new computer, the hard
drive is relatively empty so new data is saved to the hard drive in one whole
block. When you need to use that information, the computer can quickly access
it because it is all in one place. Defragging your system is definitely a way
to make a computer run faster.
How to use defrag tool.* From the start menu point to “all
programs” * Point to
“Accessories” * Point
to “System Tools” *
Click on “Disk Defragmenter” *
The disk defragmenter will display the hard drives on your computer. Just
select and click Defragment. * In
the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad
sectors, and then click Properties. *
In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab. * Click the Check Now button. * In the Check Disk dialog box, select
the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click
Start. * If bad sectors are
found, choose to fix them. Tip:
Only select the Automatically fix file system errors check box if you think
that your disk contains bad sectors.
3.      Get rid of spywareDefinitionSpyware is
software with malicious intent – by design; it does something bad to your
computer. Usually, it gets installed without your knowledge. It sometimes takes
advantage of the fact that most people click “I Agree” to software
licenses without reading them.The only way to get rid of spyware is to have
some kind of scanner, sort of like an anti-virus. In order to make a computer
run faster and keep it safer your going to need an anti-spyware program. This
is tricky, a lot of the spyware programs out there are malicious and will
actually add viruses and spyware to your computer by using the “spyware
scanner and blocker”. So please remember to be very careful when choosing
your anti-spyware program.
4.      Find and repair disk errorsDetect and
Repair Disk ErrorsIn addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to
optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the
files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.How to run
the error checking utility.* Click Start, and then click My Computer.

 

5.      Get an external hard drive Adding an
External Hard Drive to your computer will allow you to clear out a lot of the
things you don’t need to be storing on your normal hard drive.A great example
would be your music or pictures. All those songs and pictures are sitting on
your computer making it go slower. You will see a decline in your computers
performance as soon as you use over half of your hard drive space.Moving all
your songs or pictures to your external hard drive will free up a lot of space
on your main hard drive. You can even move applications such as photoshop or
games.An external hard drive is also handy because it is portable. You can
unplug it from your computer and take it to a friends house and plug it in there,
sharing photos and pictures very easily. This is truly a great way to make a
computer run faster.

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