Tune Up Your PC

8 09 2009
Clean up of your temporary files, start up files, and registry
Defrag your PC
Check Windows updates
Review software that may be slowing down your PC
Review your anti-spyware and anti-virus definitionsIs

Is your computer taking longer and longer to boot?  Does logging into your windows pc take minutes or what seems to be enough time for a coffee break?  If you are experiencing this problem, then you are in need of a quick PC tuneup.

Depending on the capabilities of your pc, this should take anywhere from half an hour to an hour to complete.  Much of this can be done in separate times.  You can greatly enhance your pc experience by using the following guidelines to speed up your pc.

  • Make sure your physical memory is up to spec.  We recommend a minimum of 1GB for most multitasking purposes.
  • Check your free disk space.  Low free disk space can slow down a pc.
  • Clean up of your temporary files, start up files, and registry
  • Run Chkdsk, eliminate future disk issues by checking the status of your disk drive.
  • Defrag your PC
  • Check Windows updates
  • Minimize startup items.  Reviewing the software you are running that may be slowing down your PC and removing them can speed up your pc greatly.
  • Review your anti-spyware and anti-virus definitions.  Virus and spyware can slow down your pc to a crawl.

Performing all of the above steps will speed up your pc greatly.  You may even find that you don’t need to purchase a new PC.  I recently tuned up the OS on my pc and the boot time went from over 2 minutes down to less than one minute.   I did this by loading only applications I needed and removing anything I did not need.

If you would like help with your computer, you can contact us at Pixel Perfect Group LLC, or just check the Contact page above.

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