Improving Your PC Speed: 4 Easy Tips For Windows 7 Step by Step

Note: To continue be sure to be logged as administrator, otherwise you probably will not be able to complete all the steps. These tips are basic, there are other procedures that may also achieve the objective, however i recommend these as a start.

Tip #1. Get some space!

Your computer can get crowded very easily with things that are not used or were supposed to be temporary. The tool here is called Disk Cleanup. To use this tool:

1. Click Start, then All Programs, click Accessories, click Systems Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup. Then specify the drive you want to clean and wait for the program to analyze the disk.

2. A dialog box will appear where you will be asked to select which files will be deleted in the Files to delete list, here you can chose to keep something or just get rid of everything. Check only those you want to delete and click OK.

3. You might be prompted to confirm the operation, if so click Yes. A few minutes later the process will complete and close the dialog box.

Tip #2. Check for errors.

Hard drives can develop bad sectors, these can slow down data writing or saving. To scan our disk for errors we use the Error Checking utility. To use this tool:

1. Click Start, then Computer.

2. Right-click the hard disk you want to scan, then select and click Properties.

3. In the dialog box, click the Tools tab, then click the Check Now button.

4. In the next dialog box, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors option and click Start.

5. This will start the process; if any bad sectors are found choose to fix/recover/repair them.

6. When finished close any remaining windows.

Tip #3. Dispose of bugs and protect your computer.

Spyware, malware, adware, viruses and much other nasty software pose a threat to your confidentiality and can hinder your computer task speed and performance. There are tons of Malicious Software Removal Tools available, even if most of them are quite effective, you may want to consult technical forums to see the user reviews of them and I would recommend also see specialized sites which contains technical reviews of these programs so you can find the best one that suits your budget. Those programs have their own guide to help you.

Tip #4. Organize and Consolidate your Disk.

As a busy office, if the disk is well organized and all papers are in their proper place, everything runs smoother and faster. The tool to use here is Disk Defragmenter. (In some cases this task is already scheduled on a regular basis by default, here we assume is not)

1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and finally click Disk Defragmenter.

2. In the dialog box click the drive you want to defragment, the click Analyze Disk.

3. After it finished a dialog appears recommending or not defragmentation based on the results obtained, to begin the task click Defragment Disk. You will be able to monitor the process in the Current Status Area, under the Progress column. After completing results are displayed.

4. To display a detailed report of the results click View Report, when finished then click Close to exit the dialog box.

5. To close the utility just click the Close button on the title bar.


Why Is My Computer Running Slow? Do I Need A Registry Cleaner?

Have you been using your computer for a few years then all of a sudden noticed it slowed down? It takes long to start up and programs that loaded in 3 seconds are now taking more time to load? Well maybe you are telling yourself, it should not be that way. Truth is; if you have been using the computer then it should slow down.

How can I speed up my PC?

The following free computer tips can help clean your PC and increase its speed. It takes into consideration Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Service Pack 3. NB: Some of these tools require you log in as an administrator.

Free up your disk space

A disk cleanup tool helps free up space on your hard disk to improve your computer’s performance. It clears files that take up your computer’s space such as temporary internet files, downloaded program files, empties the recycle bin, deletes windows temporary files, uninstalls programs that are no longer in use, clear unused restore points and deletes system files.

Registry fix

Windows registry contains hundreds of files containing information about almost everything that occurs on the computer. This includes a website visit, program installation, a computer log, drivers installed and any other essential program. It can be compared to a blueprint and may contain hundreds of entries created all the time. As it takes in information, the registry may slow down your pc. One problem is that, windows rarely clean up the computer registry. These errors do not have to be tolerated and can be cleared up though not completely. As a point to note, registry cleaning is risky and you should be careful.

Scan your computer for viruses

Viruses are notorious of starting up in the middle of a windows program. Although not all of them, if your computer have a lot of viruses, worms, spyware, Trojans then these programs will definitely slow down computer

Annoyed by ads on your computer

A good registry cleaner will quickly identify missing and invalid references to eradicate those unwanted ads. Many people will attempt to re-install Windows to repair those consistent errors. Optimizing your computer for the internet and everyday use will save the user hours of extra labor. It is possible to get rid of the extra files in your computer immediately. Stop those annoying extra pop up ads on your computer instantly. Update your computer with the tools necessary to increase a computer performance today.

4 Most Common Computer Issues and Their Fixes

If you are experiencing computer problems take note that you are not alone. Millions of users around the globe know how it feels to be unconnected with the online world even just for an hour. Sure you scheduled a strict regular PC maintenance and checkup but it is not a guarantee that you can totally avoid any technical error being a regular computer user.

As they all say, knowledge is power and before you will encounter any problem with your PC or to avoid the same PC issue you often run into, here are the top computer problems and their fixes.

Slow Computer

This is probably the number one complaint of all computer users and also the easiest to fix. Most of the time, your PC may have slowed down because of too much data leaving not enough space for your PC to execute commands. To amend this, just delete all unnecessary files. Your PC needs 500 Mb of free space to perform better.

Computer reboots automatically

A computer rebooting itself over and over again is another common problem. To fix it, check the hardware. You may have dirty or defective cooling fan. As the dust accumulates on the fan, this makes your PC to heat up faster, thus to cool itself, the computer reboots automatically. If it is the fan, then a little cleaning will solve the matter. If the fan is fine, then check the cables and make sure that they are attached tightly to your PC.

No or Slow Internet Connection

To speed up your internet, you need to frequently clear your cookies and internet temporary files. In the Windows search temp and press enter to open the temporary files folder. Then select all files and press Delete. Some files may not be deleted especially if they are being used by your Operating System but it is alright. The deleted files are enough to nudge your internet connection faster.

On the other hand if you are having a problem connecting to the internet, make sure that your IP address is correct. Also check if your server or gateway firewalls are not blocking http requests from your PC.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

BSOD is a common issue but it is rather serious. However, in a nutshell, BSOD is a protection mechanism that shuts down computer operations before further damage can occur. Oftentimes, the blue screen of death is caused by a hardware driver issue and a reboot can solve it. Unfortunately, sometimes more troubleshooting is needed to diagnose the problem and correct it.

There are still many computer issues that you may experience as a regular computer user, if you think that you know how to solve them then go ahead. Otherwise you need professional PC technical support to diagnose, analyze and solve these issues immediately.

Speed Up Your PC by Cleaning Its Registry

If you’re suffering from a slow running PC, you know how frustrating it can be. There are several possibilities as to why your computer isn’t running to its fast potential. Often times, the cause of a slow PC is an overloaded or junk riddled registry.

Computers than run on Windows operating system have what is called a ‘registry’ which is essentially a database that contains files from almost everything that occurs on your computer – from websites you have visited to left over applications. A lot of these files are completely unnecessary to have on your registry, and an overload of these files will make your computer sluggish. When your registry is clogged with too many entries, your computer has to process more information, which slows down processing speed, thus leading to slow performance, and even freezing of your computer.

This common issue can be cured by removing the junk files from your registry. If you have a good antivirus program installed, run it and it should tell you if you have any malicious files. If you do have malicious files, you should go into your Control Panel and uninstall them. Sometimes removing just the malicious ones doesn’t speed up your PC to it’s full potential. To optimize your computer, you should get a registry scan that will tell you what files are unnecessary and should be deleted. It catches things that an antivirus wont, such as left over software applications from an uninstalled program. Registry software also points out any errors that are causing your computer to take longer to process. This is a common theme among a clogged up registry, and it’s essentially to delete these speed-killing errors.

You can get a free registry scan from most registry software companies, which will tell you how your registry health stands. The reputable registry cleaners tell you what caches and applications should be deleted. Some advanced programs also include features that let you prevent problems that can arise from a clogged registry, such as automatic scan scheduler so you can clean your registry regularly.

The last step is to run a reliable registry cleaning software that will identify all files that can be removed to optimize your PC’s speed. Make sure whatever software you choose has a backup option to ensure your files are backed up incase anything goes wrong during the cleaning. You should go with a top rated software that has a customer support option, and is easy to use.