Speeding up your pc in 5 easy steps


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Is your PC running sluggish or slow? Allow the InsynQ team to give you a few pointers to speed things up a bit... As seen on http://www.insynq.com

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Speeding up your pc in 5 easy steps

  1. 1. A quick tutorial guide by the friendly IT staff at InsynQ *DISCLAIMER: Not really us.
  2. 2. Slow PC Getting You Down?
  3. 3. 5 Quick Fixes to a Sluggish PC 1. Delete Junk Files & Duplicates 2. Perform All Software Updates 3. Remove Unnecessary Startup Processes 4. Run Anti-Virus Software 5. Defragment Your Hard Drive
  4. 4. Deleting Junk Files & Duplicates
  5. 5. Step 1: Open Disk Cleanup • Click the Start Button • Type “Disk Cleanup” into the search box • Open the application
  6. 6. Step 2: Select Files to Remove • There will be a list of files that can be safely deleted. Go through the list and choose what to remove • Files such as “Temporary Internet Files” and “Recycle Bin” are generally safe to delete.
  7. 7. Perform Software Updates • Click “Start” and type “Windows Update” into the search bar. • Click the “Install Updates” button
  8. 8. Remove Unwanted Startup Processes • Click Start and select the Control Panel. • Click “System and Security” and then look for the “Administrative Tools” option. • Find an application called “System Configuration.” Inside this app, click the “Startup” tab.
  9. 9. Select The Processes to Remove From Launching on Startup • Scroll through this list and uncheck the box of any apps you don’t want to auto-launch on startup. Google any you are unsure of.
  10. 10. Part II • Click Start and type “services.msc” into the search bar. Hit enter. • This will give you a list of all services. Go through this list carefully and determine which can be disabled. Google any you are unsure of.
  11. 11. Anti-Virus Software
  12. 12. Perform Virus Checks Weekly!! • Microsoft Security Essentials is free and a wonderful piece of Anti-Virus Software. • The importance of doing this regularly cannot be overstated.
  13. 13. DEFRAGMENT YOUR HARD DRIVE! Don’t let your hard drive look like this.
  14. 14. Steps to Defragment 1. Click Start and type “Disk Defragmenter” into the search bar. 2. Select your C: drive and click “Defragment Disk.” 3. Go grab a coffee or do something away from your computer until it’s complete.
  15. 15. Moving Forward • Keep files organized and structured. Don’t let your desktop get cluttered with random files. • Regularly perform software updates. • Allow the Anti-Virus checks to run weekly. • Defragment at least once a month. • Clean out your temp files and trash every once in a while.
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