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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Eight Steps to Make Your PC Desktop Faster

By Jhumu Lee


1. Freeing up your PC Desktop disk space: The disk clean up tool that comes with windows helps to free up space on your hard disk and helps to improve the performance of the computer. Disk clean up tool can be used to remove temporary internet files, temporary files like error reports, installed programs which are rarely used, and even restore points that are left unused for a long period of time.

2. Speeding up access to data: Disk defragmentation is a Windows utility that amalgamates the fragmented files and folders in your desktop PC in order to ensure that they occupy a single space on the disk and helps speeding up the reading and writing to the disks.

3. Removing spyware, adware and viruses: The websites that you visit which require you enter usernames and passwords can have spyware and can collect confidential information about your system and profile. There are free PC desktops scan available which checks and cleans up viruses, adwares and even spywares from your system.

4. Repairing disk errors: Frequent checking of the integrity of the files stored on the hard disk is important. You can do this by running Error Checking utility which can detect bad sectors (which slows down hard disk performance) and also detects whether certain important files and folders are misplaced in the system.

5. Usage of ReadyBoost: You can also use ReadyBoost for adding memory to your PC desktop as it allows using a non-volatile flash memory to improve performance and the processor speed without adding additional memory. This can be only used in Windows 7 and Windows Vista systems.

6. Online security check: With free online safety checks, you can find how vulnerable you are to online hackers, snoopers and crackers and then plug in the loop holes.

7. Disabling file and data sharing: When not required, always disable file and sharing on your PC desktop. If there is a network of computers connected to your PC desktops, it will slow down the performance of your system. Opt for network file sharing to collaborate on documents.

8. Installation of software: Many installers from big software giants like Adobe, Google, Java and Microsoft tries to sneak a toolbar install on your browsers with whatever you are installing. Next time, be clever and choose custom install rather than just clicking on next, next... and finish!.

Hope this was helpful to you.

Jhumu Lee is a well known author and has written articles on Apple Computers, Laptop computers and tablet computers and many other subjects. Find more of her articles on

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