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Ways To Increase Your Computer Speed

Jun 22, 2008
Compute speed is important to all computer users. It is common for computer users to notice a decline in speed with their computer after a period of time, but there are ways to prevent and repair these issues so that your computer runs just as fast as it did when it was first bought. The first thing you should check for is the installed programs. Many times when you buy a new PC it will come bundled with a large number of common software programs already installed. Many of these programs are not needed, and you should remove all of the ones you do not use or need to increase your computer speed.

After you have deleted all the unnecessary programs, run the disk defragmenter utility. This step may take some time, but the results are worth it. When you use programs, and add or remove programs, many times fragments of programs are moved away from the main section. When this happens, it takes longer for your system to start or run the program because the computer must first search for all the pieces. Disk Defragmenter will solve this problem, moving all the file pieces together again and increasing both the computer speed and performance of your PC.

Spyware programs can be a big source of speed loss on your computer. These programs are downloaded and installed without your consent or knowledge, and then they run invisibly in the background, using resources and slowing down your system. Eliminating these programs will help bring the computer speed of your PC back up, and protect your private information as well. There are many excellent anti spyware programs available, and these will help you detect and remove spyware before it poses a risk to you or your PC.

You should install and use an anti virus software program in addition to one for any spyware programs. Viruses, worms, and trojans can cause your PC to lose speed, as well as other more harmful effects. Make sure that you check frequently for updates, at least once or twice a week, otherwise your software may not recognize one of the newest threats to PC security. With anti virus software, even if a virus is transferred the program will recognize it and remove it on the next system scan. This will help your computer speed.

Computer Speed Is Affected By How Clean The Registry Is

The most effective way to increase the computer speed is to clean out the registry of your system. There are a couple of different ways that this can be done, and the easiest and safest is to use a registry cleaner. It is possible to manually edit the registry, but this is never recommended by the experts, because of the damage that may be done accidentally by deleting the wrong key or entry. Manual editing also takes an extensive amount of time, days or even weeks to complete because of the large size of the registry.

With a registry cleaner, you simply start the program and let it run. Within minutes your registry will be clean, and your PC will be back up to speed. This will also greatly improve the performance of your system. There is no reason you have to let your computer speed slow you down.
About the Author
Brian Williams is a self-confessed PC fiddler dedicated to 'spreading the word' when it comes to fixing PC errors and helping people make the most use of their PCs. For FREE ACCESS to more PC tips n' tricks, just visit his PC Optimization blog.
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