Speed Up Your Computer : Inner cleansing tips for your pc

Written By: Tim Lee

Renewed energy and vigor applies to us, surfers, as well as to our computers, too. But when web

pages seem to load forever in your personal computer, and programs take a snail’s creep to

complete, then it is high time to do some inner cleansing in your computer so as to make your

computer run faster.

Here’s how:

1. Deleted Unwanted Files

Culprits are your jpegs and old tunes which you no longer access. These files lie buried in your

system, take up considerable hard disk space, and bog down your PC.

2. Use the disk cleanup tools.

All windows-based operating system are equipped with disk cleanup tools. These are the devices

that sweeps your hard disk clean automatically. It gets rid of unwanted files that initiates

sluggishness in your computer’s performance.

3. Uninstall Obsolete Programs.

In reality, obsolete programs, just like unwanted files, occupy hard disk space and could

contribute to the PC’s sluggish performance.

But be careful, though. Do not just hit the Delete key. Instead, go to Control Panel, select

Add/Remove Programs, and then click “Remove” for the programs you no longer want.

4. Run Anti-Spyware/Malware In Your PC.

Spywares run in the background without your knowledge. It collects information about you and your

surfing habits then transmits them back to its authors. It burdens your computer with additional

task processes, not to mention the annoyances of receiving unwanted e-mails from the Spyware’s


So, to protect you from these annoyances brought about by these unwanted programs, run an anti-

spyware program.

5. Utilize Removable Media.

By transferring your pictures, audio, and video clips to removable media such as CD-RW discs, you

can free your hard disk from the unnecessary burden.

The result: Your PC now runs faster.

6. Finally, Run Scandisk and Defrag.

Point to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools, and click Defrag.

Defragmenting your hard drive on a regular basis speeds up your pc.

On XP, you cannot find the venerable scandisk program. Instead, click Start > Accessories and

click Command Prompt. At the prompt, type CHKDSK /f. The program will check your hard disk the

next time it boots up. Afterwards, you can run Defrag.
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Tim of hot-computer-guide.info provides free tips on speeding up your computer

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