Thursday, July 7, 2011

10 simple ways to speed-up your computer

10 simple ways to speed-up your computer

After a long time of using, your computer may become too slow to work with. Using following simple tips and tricks, you can speed up your computer.

1. Remove unnecessary fonts for Windows

Unless you are a designer, just install a small number of fonts in your computer. If you are using WinXP or Wins7, you can use the available Unicode fonts in the system. If you want to install a new font, you can do manually by copying the font file into C:\Windows\Fonts.

2. Don’t use the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar (located on the bottom-right corner of Wins)

If you already used this bar, don’t allow it to start with Windows to save 2 or 3 seconds in the booting process. To do this, you can right click on the first button and choose Exit, then select option “No”.

3. Disable Error Report in Wins 2000 or XP

This function is not useful for you at all. You can disable it by right click on My Computer, choose Properties > Advanced > Error Reporting and click on “Disable error reporting”. You may choose “but notify me when critical errors occur” for just in case.

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4. Don’t use desktop wallpaper

It may make you computer slow down 1 or 2 seconds in the booting process.

5. Don’t install intro programs that you rarely use

Each time you install a program, this program will copy some .dll files in to the system. When Windows starts, it will load the .dll files and this process is time consuming.

6. Make use of Disk Defragmenter

You can run this utility at: Start > Programs > Accessories > Systems Tools > Disk Defragmenter. You can use other programs. Disk defragment helps your computer access data faster.

7. Don’t allow many programs in the start-up process

You can manage which programs will start with Windows by using Startup utility. Choose Start > Run and enter msconfig to launch this utility. You can disable the programs that you don’t want to start with Wins in the Startup tab.

8. Uninstall unnecessary applications

You can uninstall application by going to Start > Setting > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.

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9. Use Windows Classic interface

Right click on you desktop, choose Properties > Themes > Windows Classic. This method is very good for slow computers.

10. Hibernate

This function is similar to Shutdown but it will save all data in RAM to hard disk before turning off. To enable this function, you can go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options, then choose Hibernate tab and select Enable Hibernate.

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