Speeding Up a Computer

May 24, 2009 at 20:52:23
Specs: Windows XP
Hi...I have a question regarding a problem I've had with some of my customers where I would put on Tune Up Utilities to speed there computer...and it helped maybe to some degree...but not any noticable difference. I'm wondering if there is a program out there that would easilly and efficiently clean up one's computer and get it going much faster.

Thanks for any helpful response.

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May 24, 2009 at 21:40:30
There's no substitute for good old fashion "know how". There are plenty of things that slow a computer...one is the choice of antivirus. And some people just continually install programs without paying attention during the installation, then they get stuck with dozens of programs that load at startup & suck the performance out of the system. All you really need to load is the antivirus & firewall...you do NOT need AIM, Yahoo, Google, Adobe, Quicktime, RealPlayer, iTunes, Microsoft Office, cameras, scanners, printers, etc. Every one of those can be started on an as-needed basis.

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May 25, 2009 at 02:00:02

First you will run the windows utilities like disk cleanup,disk defragmentation, pagedefrag,delete temporary files & check the disk space of c drive or bootable drive.Check the RAM size,if you have run heavy applications so it will take more RAM .

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Tushar Kaskhedikar

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May 25, 2009 at 05:04:18
You can do Start, then RUN, then type
Then uncheck items in the Startup tab.

To find out what each Startup(or Process) item
does or means, and any recommendation as to if you should close the process:
Task List Programs
The Process Library
Computer Speed and Performance May Decrease

When you open, then close programs,
programs may not free up RAM memory.
That is called "Memory Leak".
Restarting computer will clear out its RAM memory.
install more RAM memory.

Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP

How to Defragment Your Disk Drive Volumes in Windows XP
This is claiming to speed up a little ---
* Start | Run (type) "services.msc" (no quotes)
* Scroll down to "DNS Client", Right-click and select: Properties
* Click the drop-down arrow for "Startup type"
* Select: Manual, click Apply/Ok and restart.
(IF you are the only PC user, and not part of a domain.)
That also eliminates one SVCHOST process in Task Manager.
Source ---
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

ALSO Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.

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