Speed up your Computer

In Knowledge Base Blog by angeladmin

The first thing I always do on any computer I work on is clean up the temp files.

The best way to do this is by using the Disk Cleanup Utility
For Windows XP:
To open Disk

Cleanup, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup.

For Windows 7:
Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Cleanup.

Next Check the Following:

Downloaded Program Files

Temporary Internet Files

Recycle Bin

Setup Log Files

Temporary Files (Very Important)

Still Slow?  If you are running XP you may need to defrag your hard drive.

Open My Computer
Right Click your Local Disk C and Click Properties
Click Tools Tab
Click Defragment Now Button
Click Defragment Button

Still Slow? Lets find out why. Next right click your Task Bar and Click Start Task Manager

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Next click the Performance Tab

You should see your processor(s) and Physical Memory Usage History

 

OK some basics.

 

Lets start with the processor if its always at 100% we need to find out why. Click Processes Tab and Click the Column CPU to Sort by CPU Usage.

If there is one program that is taking a lot we can end the process.

Now if its a bunch of programs we could have an issue of your computer being too old and the cpu can’t keep up with the number of programs that are running

 

Click Here to View Post on Removing Unwanted Programs

 

 

 

 

Now for the Memory part if the blue Line is at the 80% mark or above after Removing Unwanted Programs then you need more memory