Anyone who spends a lot of time with computers knows when the performance of the computer isn’t as good as it used to be. Find out how you can avoid having problems with your computer in simple ways.
One thing that a computer user should regularly do is to free some disk space. This is easy to do. Just click on Disk Cleanup regularly so you can safely delete all files that are unnecessarily taking up space. You may also empty the Recycle Bin every now and then to ensure the speed of your computer. Or you may even remove programs that you don’t use anymore. Make sure, too, that you remove temporary Internet files.
Use your Disk Defragmenter regularly. The overall performance of your system is slowed down when files are constantly being fragmented. The defragmenter consolidates all fragmented files so they occupy only one space. This way, accessing data becomes faster. For optimum computer performance, do this once a month especially when you’ve added large files or when your disk space has reached critical stage of less than 15% of free space and when you have installed a new version of Windows.
This is also important, you must regularly run your Error Checking utility to check on bad sectors that slow down your hard disk performance so that even saving files become a problem. A weekly check would be perfect.
Also make sure you protect your computer against spyware. This is to protect your privacy against other viewers in the Web. These spywares may lie hidden in your computer.
You can also improve your computers performance by limiting multitasking. Close all programs that you aren’t currently using. This can slow down all functions of your computer. Only open programs when you need to use them. So do one or two tasks at a time. Also, be offline when you don’t really need to go online. This uses up your systems resources too.
When programs automatically start when you turn on your computer, just right click on the icon to close the programs. This way, you are left with less programs running. Make sure, too, that when you remove programs, you aren’t simply deleting but actually uninstalling.
Those simple tasks can help in improving the performance of your computer. You can now access files faster and better. Just give yourself a few minutes regularly to maintain the optimal performance of your computer.