By Frank Ling
In our last article we showed what a registry is on your Windows computer and how to “clean” it in order to speed up your computer’s performance. We also went into some detail about anti-virus programs to help keep your computer healthy and happy.
In this concluding article we’ll show you how to defrag your hard drives; something that very few do, but something that can definitely help computers from acting sluggish.
Getting things organized
Imagine a file cabinet where everyone files their documents according to any drawer that is most convenient for them to use instead of filing them where they should be.
The results would be somewhat chaotic, to say the least. And when information needs to be retrieved, the process slows down because all the bits of information are scattered and not in their proper places.
This is a bit like what happens on your computer’s disk drive when it stores information--it doesn’t always store data where it should logically be filed. More...
By Frank Ling
People who use Windows computers have a love-hate relationship with them. They love them because there is so much available software, but they hate them because their computers seem to get slower and unstable with age.
But there’s hope. In several easy to understand steps, you should be able to tune up and make your computer faster, and it won’t take a geek to do it for you. So hang on and let’s begin!
Your computer needs a cleaning
In the very heart of your Windows operating system is something called a registry. Basically it acts like a librarian that keeps track of where all your programs and other tidbits of important information are on your computer. The downside is that it never throws any of this info away and just keeps getting bigger and bigger. It’s sort of like a guy’s wallet...once something goes in, it never goes out.
The end result of gathering and filing all of this data usually leads to a very slow or unstable computer. So what is the solution? You need to do some house cleaning by using a program called a registry cleaner that will take care of dumping all of the digital garbage. More...