Keep PC or Laptop Run Faster


I often feel that my computer works more quickly and at a pace best fasters might happen, and since the last few days I get what I think, once I take the steps mentioned below.  By following some simple guidelines, You can keep your computer, helps increase your PC's speed, and help keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use the tools available in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Service Pack 3 to help make your computer faster, keep your computer efficiently, and help protect your privacy when You are online

1. Remove spyware, and helps protect your computer from viruses Spyware collect personal information without letting You know and without asking permission. From web sites you visit to usernames and passwords, spyware can put you and Your confidential information at risk. In addition to privacy concerns, spyware can hamper the performance of your computer. To combat spyware, You might want to consider using the PC safety scan from Windows Live OneCare. This Scan is a free service that helps check for and remove viruses.  Download Microsoft Security Essentials for free to help keep your system in the future from viruses, spyware, adware, and other malicious software (also known as malware). Microsoft Security Essentials is acting as a spyware removal tool and includes automatic updates to help keep your system protected from emerging threats. Microsoft Windows Software Removal Tool is a utility that checks your computer running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom, and helped put out the infection was found.

2.Disk space up Disk Cleanup tool helps You to free up space on your hard disk to increase performance of your computer. The tool identifies files that You can safely remove it and then allows you to choose whether You want to delete some or all of the files identified.
  Use Disk Cleanup to:
* Delete the temporary Internet files.
* Remove downloaded program files, such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets.   
* Empty The Recycle Bin.   
* Delete temporary Windows files, such as error reports.   
* Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.   
* Remove installed programs that you no longer use.   
* Remove unused restore points and shadow copies from System Restore.
Tip: typically, temporary Internet files take the most amount of space because the browser caches each page you visit for faster later access.
To use Disk Cleanup: Windows 7 users
  1.  Click Start, click all programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup. If multiple drives are available, You may be asked to specify the drives that you want to clean.     
  2.  when the Disk Cleanup is calculating how much space You can free up the Disk Cleanup for, in the dialog box, scroll through the contents of the Files to delete list.            
  3.  the Disk Cleanup dialog box, Clear the check boxes for files that you do not want to remove, and then click OK. 
  4. ** For more options, such as clean up System Restore and shadow copy, under Description, click clean up system files, and then click the More Options tab.     
  5.  When prompted to confirm that You want to delete certain files, click Yes.
After a few minutes, the process is complete and the Disk Cleanup dialog box closes, leaving clean your computer, do better, and could potentially increase the speed of your PC. Users of Windows Vista is
1. In the Start menu, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup.  
2. in the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, select whether You want to clean up Your own files only or all the files on your computer.  
3. f Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that You want to clear, and then click OK. 
4. Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to remove.  
5.When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then, to confirm the operation, click Delete files. Disk Cleanup then removes all unnecessary files from your computer. This may take a few minutes.

The More Options tab is available when you choose to clean files from all users on the computer.
Windows XP users

3.Speed up access to data

Disk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk as a file is opened (to piece it back together). The response time can be significantly longer.

Disk Defragmenter (sometimes shortened to Defrag by users) is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented files and folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. With your files stored neatly end to end, without fragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.

When to run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals (weekly is optimal), there are other times you should run it, too, such as when:

    *You add a large number of files.
    *Your free disk space totals 15 percent or less.
    *You install new programs or a new version of the Windows operating system.

To use Disk Defragmenter:
Windows 7 users

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

      Disk Defragmenter dialog box, with the Configure schedule button selected
   2.In the Disk Defragmenter dialog box, click the drives that you want to defragment, and then click the Analyze disk button. After the disk is analyzed, a dialog box appears, letting you know whether you should defragment the analyzed drives.

      Tip: You should analyze a volume before defragmenting it to get an estimate of how long the defragmentation process will take.
   3.To defragment the selected drive or drives, click the Defragment disk button. In the Current status area, under the Progress column, you can monitor the process as it happens. After the defragmentation is complete, Disk Defragmenter displays the results.
   4.To display detailed information about the defragmented disk or partition, click View Report.
   5.To close the View Report dialog box, click Close.
   6.You can also schedule the Disk Defragmenter to run automatically. (Your computer might even be set up this way by default.) Under Schedule, it reads Scheduled defragmentation is turned on and then displays the time of day and frequency of defragmentation. If you want to turn off automatic defragmentation or to change the time or frequency, click Configure schedule (or Turn on Schedule, if it is not currently configured to run automatically). Change the settings, and then click OK.
   7.To close the Disk Defragmenter utility, on the title bar of the window, click the Close button.

Windows Vista users

   1.Open Disk Defragmenter: Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
   2.In the Disk Defragmenter dialog box, click the drives that you want to defragment and then click the Analyze disk button. After the disk is analyzed, a dialog box appears letting you know whether you should defragment the analyzed drives.

      Tip: You should analyze a volume before defragmenting it to get an estimate of how long the defragmentation process will take.
   3.To defragment the selected drive or drives, click the Defragment disk button. In the Current status area, under the Progress column, you can monitor the process as it happens. After the defragmentation is complete, Disk Defragmenter displays the results.
   4.To display detailed information about the defragmented disk or partition, click View Report.
   5.To close the View Report dialog box, click Close.
   6.You can also schedule the Disk Defragmenter to run automatically. (Your computer might be set up this way by default.) Click Modify schedule....
   7.In the Disk Defragmenter: Modify Schedule dialog box, choose how often, which day, and at what time of day you want defragmentation to occur, and then click OK.
   8.Click OK again.

Windows XP users

   1.Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.

      Disk Defragmenter dialog box, showing possible disks to defragment
   2.In the Disk Defragmenter dialog box, click the drives that you want to defragment and then click the Analyze button. After the disk is analyzed, a dialog box appears, letting you know whether you should defragment the analyzed drives.

      Tip: You should analyze a volume before defragmenting it to get an estimate of how long the defragmentation process will take.
   3.To defragment the selected drive or drives, click the Defragment button. Note: In Windows Vista, there is no graphical user interface to demonstrate the progress—but your hard drive is still being defragmented.

      After the defragmentation is complete, Disk Defragmenter displays the results.
   4.To display detailed information about the defragmented disk or partition, click View Report.
   5.To close the View Report dialog box, click Close.
   6.To close the Disk Defragmenter utility, on the title bar of the window, click the Close button.

Running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter on a regular basis is a proven way to help keep your computer running quickly and efficiently. If you'd like to learn how to schedule these tools and others to run automatically, please read Speed up your PC: Automate your computer maintenance schedule
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4.Detect and repair disk errors

In addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.

As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.

If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss.
Run the Error Checking utility:

5.Learn about ReadyBoost

If you're using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system. A new concept in adding memory to a system, it allows you to use non-volatile flash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to improve performance without having to add additional memory.

    *Learn more about ReadyBoost in Windows 7.
    *Learn more about ReadyBoost in Windows Vista
6.Upgrade  to  Windows 7

If you try all the previous remedies and your computer still isn't as fast as you would like it to be, you may want to consider updating to Windows 7.

    *Find out if your computer can run Windows 7 using the Upgrade Advisor.
    *Compare Window 7 editions.
    *Read a third-party review of Windows 7 by David Pogue of The New York Times.

If the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor determines that your computer can't run Windows 7 and you still have the need for speed, it might be time for a new computer. There are some great deals on new computers right now:

    *Shop for new desktop computers.
    *Shop for new laptop computers.
    *Shop for netbooks.

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