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How to Make Your Computer Faster?

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  1. coolsitesv

    coolsitesv New Member

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    The first step in making a computer faster is to have the necessary software to clean your computer up.
    Some absolute necessary software for computer clean up are:
    Anti-virus/Anti-spyware
    Registry/History/Activity Cleaner
    Anti-Virus
    Having an anti-virus software on your computer will help get rid of any viruses or clutter programs from slowing down your computer. If your computer is not protected by an anti-virus, you could be at serious risk. It is highly recommended that you have one. There are many anti-virus softwares out there, just remember to be ready to spend money on them. There are cheap anti-virus software that doesn't do much to help your computer. Good companies include Norton, Kaspersky, and Mcafee.
    Anti-Spyware
    Anti-Spyware is not a needed software, but is really handy in getting rid of unneeded cookies and adware that is hidden on your computer and can slow down your computer.
    Registry/History/Activity Cleaner
    Programs that clean your computer can be very useful and save a lot of time. These programs will go through and eliminate files that are rarely ever used and can get rid of many fragmented files. A good program that is highly regarded is Webroot Window Washer. (If you have Windows)
    Delete Unneeded Files
    Deleting files that you never use and will no longer have use for can help free up hard drive space and make your computer faster.
    Defragment
    Although you delete a file, it might not delete the whole file and leave fragments behind. Defragmentation can help eliminate these fragments and free up space and clutter on your computer. To defragment for Windows, click the start button>go to all programs> and go to system tools and select defragment.
    Empty the Recycle Bin
    When you delete most files, they end up in the recycle bin and if they are not deleted from there, then its like you never deleted it in the first place. So empty it. Just remember, once your recycle bin is emptied, it is very difficult to get back a lost file.
    Add Ram
    Adding ram can make your computer much faster. This is the single most effective way to make a computer faster
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  2. mark6789

    mark6789 New Member

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    I agree with your post
    But some anti virus program slow-down the PC
    Then what to Do?
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    THe following steps can be followed to make your computer faster..
    * Software Installation : Installing more and more software can make the computer slow down. The reasons for that are that installation of a software will make entries in registry and that is somewhat bad. The software may be running in the startup. The software will install various files on the computer and an overloaded hard disk makes the computer slow.
    * Free up disk space : Try to keep your hard disk space free. You’ll always notice that a computer with free space on hard disk will always run much faster than the one which is loaded with extra stuff.
    * Remove Unwanted Items From Startup : Well, if you’ll remove the unwanted softwares from the startup then your computer will boot up much faster and the memory (RAM) will also remain free and thus that will again result in better computing experience. I’ll suggest you to use free version of WinPatrol for this if you want you can buy the paid version and that is Winpatrol Plus as well. It is a very nice software and will help you a lot.
    * Run hard disk maintenance utilities : Always run the utilities like Disk Defragmentation or Disk checking utilities regularly, around once in 2 weeks.
    * Run Registry Cleaner : Right, this one is related to first tip. In case you’ve already installed and uninstalled various softwares before reading this tutorial then you can go ahead and run various registry cleaning softwares.
    * Keep your windows and security softwares up to date : Yes, updating the windows and keeping the security softwares will help you being safe from latest viruses and worms. Having a good anti-spyware is one of the good options.
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    Increasing the virtual RAM space for your computer speeds up your PC too
    Right click on My Computer > left click on Properties > Advanced > Settings > Advanced. Under Virtual memory left click on Change.

    Select (left click) on the Drive on wich Windows XP is installed. In most cases this will be Drive C.

    Under Drive:
    Space available: Select the radio button labeled: Custom size:

    To play it safe, in both the Initial (MB)size: and Maximun size: dialogue boxes type 2560 (i.e. allocate 2.5GB for the pagefile) provided you have the free memory space to spare. If you don't have enough free memory available enter the amount of memory you can spare, and meanwhile seriously consider getting a larger Hard Drive.

    After setting the new page file size left click on
    OK > OK > OK. Then restart the computer.
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    1) Things you should look upon- 1. Processor Speed: High processor speed ensures high overall speed. 2. RAM & Operating system: If OS is Windows XP or higher then RAM should be equal or more than 256MB.

    2) You have too many applications running when you start up. Go to run, type msconfig. Then go to the startup tab and uncheck things you do not need at startup. Then restart computer.
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    chococheese New Member

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    I find that generally the most resource-intensive anti-virus apps are the big name ones such as Symantec/Norton and McAfee. I have seen pretty good results so far with Avast Anti-virus which seems to be a much more lightweight program than Norton or McAfee.
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    Delete unnecessary file in your computer to make it more faster.
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    i would suggest you, regularly delete cokies, and temporary files .
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    Hi,

    There is a program, called autoruns, it's a microsoft program.You can remove all files you don't need to be run.Also you can check for trojans and viruses whit it.it's very helpful.
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    Thanks for the information sharing,some of the anti-viruses are harmful too...see step-3
    Computers slows down after constant usage.
    Working on a slow computer reduces productivity, and make simple tasks seem difficult. Desktop computers needs to be maintained in order for them to function faster. There are many different maintenance routines that can be performed on a computer periodically, to improve its performance.


    Follow Instructions


    Step 1

    Clear your "cache" and "cookies" every day. If you are an internet explorer user, go to your browser and click on "Tools," "Internet options," "Delete cookies," and then click on "OK.". Go back and click on "Internet options" then click on "Delete files," click inside of the little box that says, "Delete all offline contents." Click "OK" and click "OK" again, to close the "Internet option" box.

    Step 2

    Disable unnecessary programs that initiate each time you turn on your computer. There are programs that are not needed, that are enabled in the "Start-up folder." You can perform this task by clicking on the "Start" button, "Run" and type "Msconfig," inside the box. Click "OK." You will then see the, "System Configuration Utility." Click "Start-up" and look for names of files that you are not using. Click inside the little boxes to disable each one. Click the "OK" button, and reboot your computer. Do not click on files that you are not familiar with.

    Step 3

    Keep an updated Anti-virus and Anti-spy ware software on your computer. Viruses and spy-wares can infect your computer, causing it to slow down. Scanning your computer at least once a week, will improve the speed of your computer.

    Step 4

    Use, "Disk Defragmenter". In windows this can be done, by clicking the "start" button, "accessories," "System tools," and then "Disk Defragmenter." Click on "Analyze," to see if it is necessary to run the "Disk Defragmenter." If the results tells you to de-frag your computer, click on "De-frag."

    Step 5

    Install a bigger hard drive for speed and performance. A larger hard drive will allow large files and videos to download faster. The hard drive will also have more space to accommodate more files, which will increase the speed of your computer.
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    Slow Start Up
    There can be a variety of reasons to Windows loading slow during start up. Go to Run, type msconfig and hit enter. Under the ‘Start Up’ tab, uncheck the unwanted programs and press OK. Things should be a bit fine the next time Windows boots.

    Slow Loading Start Menu
    If the Start Menu items are loading slowly, you can open the Registry Editor by typing in the Run menu ‘regedit.exe’ and pressing Enter. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. Look for MenuShowDelay, and double click to edit the value. The lower the number specified, the faster the Start Menu will load.
    Slow Right Click Context Menu
    Probably the Windows Right Click menu on your computer is loading slow because too many programs added unwanted entries there. Just download a program named Mmm , install it and then modify your context menu to remove unwanted items to speed it up.

    Slow loading My Computer Window
    If the My Computer Window loads slowly, in the Explorer Window, go to Tools >> Folder Options >> View and uncheck ‘Automatically search for network folders and printers”

    Slow loading Add or Remove Programs Applet
    This is one of the most annoying piece of programs present in Windows, it takes ages to load if you have a considerable number of programs installed on your computer. You can either use the all-in-one CCleaner for this purpose.

    Slow Ending of Unresponsive Programs
    If you’ve clicked on ‘End Task’ if any program is running unresponsive, you might have noticed that the program is not terminated immediately. You can alter this by going to Run >> regedit.exe >> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\ and change this value to 1000.

    Disable Animations and Appearance Overhauls to maximize performance
    If you’re a serious performance junkie, you probably won’t bother about eyecandy. Go to System Properties in the Control Panel. Click ‘Advanced’, then ‘Performance’ and click ‘Adjust for best performance’. This might boost your PC’s performance up a bit.

    Additional Tips:


    - Always keep your computer clean. Remove Junk and Unnecessary registry entries. Use CCleaner for this purpose, one excellent tool that just does what it says.


    - Don’t keep installing software. Install a program only if it really serves you a purpose.


    - Keep as less programs as possible running on the System Tray. This essentially means reducing the number of programs that start during Windows start up.

    - And always defrag
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    Overclocking is an option, but you have to make sure you cool your CPU enough or you could ruin it.

    I agree that adding memory is also a good idea for speeding machines up. It's cheaper now and worth it to save time, imho.
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    I'm currently experiencing that proble. My pc got stocked and a lot of command showing on the DOS promt. I'm not familiar with it. Is that means that my pc was infected by those virus? I am using Avira antivirus. any help is highy appreciated.
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    My suggestions about speeding up our computers are:
    1. Clean up registry
    2. Decrease auto-runs
    3. Rational use of hard disk to fully utilize disk and avoid losing files
    4. Defrag disks to improve disk speed
    5.remove unnecessary programs
    6. Remove junk files to free up disk space.
    7. Put shortcuts properly to boost desktop loading.
    8. Make a simple desktop to save system source.
    and if possible, add enough RAM
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    You can follow these troubleshooting to boost the performance of your computer :--

    1. Try to delete all the temporary internet files from your computer.
    2. Try to uninstall the unwanted programs installed on your computer.
    3. Try to perform the "defrag" and "diskcleanup" utility over the specific time.
    4. Try to remove all the temporary internet files from your computer.
    5. Scan your computer by using any updated antivirus program.
    6. Try to install and download the "Antimalwarebytes" (freely available
    7. Try to update "Antimalwarebytes".
    8. Scan your computer using the "Antimalwarebytes".
    9. Please follow the same procedure for "Superantispyware" as you done for "Antimalwarebytes".
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    You may also try increasing the paging file size for all drives or create a partition in your hard drive just for swap paging files.
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    By the way, there is a software called WinDirStat which makes a graph showing what is taking up your hard drive space. It allows you to more effectively cut down on used space since you get a break down on its use.
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    Run Registry Cleaner to make the system work faster, update the antivirus software to make the systems registry clean. remove all items from desktop and dont install unwanted programs in os drive
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    By removing temporary files, cookies, browsing history and unwanted softwares.
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    To make your computer speed you must increase your RAM; also try to maintain your PC up to date. Also try to keep it clean from viruses and other malicious attack.

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