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Computer Tuneup

If you don’t know when the last time that you gave your computer a good tuneup was, then it may be time to take action. Computer’s can become bogged down with tons of unneeded programs and tool bars causing your system to screech to a near halt.  When this happens, it’s up to you to either call the pro’s to clear out all of this junk from your computer for you, or you can try performing a computer tuneup for yourself.

If you decide to try to tune up your computer yourself, there are a few steps that you will need to take. The first step is simply uninstalling programs that you don’t use often enough to warrant them taking up your computer’s precious memory.

Just visit your computer’s control panel  or search for ‘Uninstall a Program.” It’s really that simple to begin your computer tuneup. Just uninstall whichever programs you think are either bloatware, or simply a waste of space.  Keep in mind, though, some of these programs are needed to keep your system running.  If you are unsure of  whether or  not to uninstall a program, search Google to see what it is.

Next, you can optimize your computer’s startup to configure which programs you’ll allow to start upon the booting of your computer. On Windows, visit your Task Manager and click on the Startup tab. From there, you can disable certain programs from running upon startup, which will significantly increase your computer’s boot speed. Again, some programs are required to start up automatically to function properly.  When in doubt, ask the search engines.

Finally, there are some tools built into your operating system that will help you clean up your system.  These tools include Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup tools.  These standard programs can be found within your System Tools. Together, these built in programs can help you free up a lot of clogged-up space to give your PC a little bit more breathing room.

Remember to also regularly clear your cache, browsing history, cookies, auto-saved form data and passwords too.

If you follow the above guidelines, you should see a noticeable difference in the processing speed of your computer.  If not, your issue could be hardware related. While your computer may not necessarily feel “new” again, you should see some great improvements from your computer tuneup.  To really give your computer life again, try re installing the operating system on a brand new SSD!  If you have any questions or would like some help, give Angel a call @ 253-584-5906.

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