10 Tips to Make Your Computer Run Faster

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Have you noticed your computers are running slower over time? Do you want to bring back the speed your computers once had? This Slideshare will show you the Top 10 ways to clean up your computer and get you running faster.

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10 Tips to Make Your Computer Run Faster

  1. 1. 1 10 Tips To Make Your Computers Run Faster © 2013, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. 2 Are Your Computers Running Slow? 2 Have you noticed your computers are running slower over time? Do you want to bring back the speed your computers once had? 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER
  3. 3. 3 Tips To Make Your Computer Run Faster 3 Disk Defragmenting Antivirus Registry Updates Services & Processes Page Files Program Files Startup Internet Viruses & Spyware 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER
  4. 4. 4 Turn The Page File Off » Enabling a page file slows your computer down because the RAM has to read from and write to the hard drive » Keeping the page file on wastes hard drive space 4 1 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER Page File or Swap File: When a computer runs out of available memory (RAM), it defaults to using free hard drive space to act as extra RAM
  5. 5. 5 Uninstall Programs You Don’t Use » Uninstall programs you don’t use » They can start unnecessary processes and services in the background » They can waste valuable resources 5 2 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER
  6. 6. 6 Clear Your Startup Folder » Many programs start when Windows boots up » They sometimes hide in the startup folder in the Start menu » Delete them or disable them from starting up with Windows » This will allow Windows to startup faster 6 3 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER
  7. 7. 7 Kill Services And Processes » Removing unwanted programs and clearing your startup folder is not enough » There will still be unnecessary processes and services running in the background » Kill services and processes  Determine which Microsoft processes and services you want to terminate  Do this by clicking Start menu and type msconfig in the search bar 7 4 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER
  8. 8. 8 Optimize Your Internet Connection » By default, your internet connection settings are not maximized » You can use a free program like TCP Optimizer which will optimize your internet connection » You can use the program’s recommendation or customize settings based on what you want to optimize » You can find references and documentation from their website 8 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER 5
  9. 9. 9 Get Rid Of Viruses And Spyware » Eliminate viruses and spyware  Improves the overall performance of your computer  Ensures your computers will no longer be used to send spam emails  Secures your online identity; provides guidance and recommendations to stay safe online  Helps you remove hidden spyware and viruses that threaten to hijack your computer » To detect and destroy, you can try the following  Spybot – Search and Destroy  CCleaner 9 6 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER
  10. 10. 10 Ensure Your Antivirus Solution Has A Small Footprint » There are several programs that hog resources » You’ll need something lightweight as far as resources go » Investigate what program is right for you » There are programs like AVG and Avast; they’re free, leaves a small footprint, and you can set them to not interfere with your surfing 10 7 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER
  11. 11. 11 Defragment Your Hard Drive And Registry » Over time, data gets fragmented; they way data is structured in your hard drive for reading and writing is not optimal » Defragmenting will optimize your disks » Windows comes with a basic hard drive defragmenter, but has nothing for optimizing the registry » Programs like Auslogics can clean up and optimize your registry 11 8 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER
  12. 12. 12 Clean Your Registry » You’ll be surprised how many junk registry entries your computer has » Registry stores everything you do in Windows » Registry is nothing but a collection of details about your computer  Where are programs stored  Which DLLs are shared among other applications you use, etc.  Note: Tinkering with the registry without in-depth knowledge can further complicate your computer’s behavior  Programs like Auslogics can clean up and optimize your registry 12 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER 9
  13. 13. 13 Update Everything » Windows and other vendors offer regular updates to their software » Get their latest and greatest updates – It may help speed things up 13 10 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER
  14. 14. 14 Reboot Every Once In A While » Rebooting your computer every once in a while will keep it nice and fresh » By rebooting your computer, the memory gets refreshed and clears any temporary data stuck in memory » If you have updated a software or the OS, in order for those updates to be effective, you’ll have to reboot 14 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER Bonus Tip
  15. 15. 15 Need More Help Dealing With End Users? » Try Web Help Desk to streamline ticketing with email and alert to ticket automation, asset management, and enjoy access to the knowledge base so users can help themselves  Prioritize and assign tickets based on skill set, work schedule, and work load balancing » Try DameWare to troubleshoot end user and Active Directory issues without having to leave your desk  Remotely control desktops, laptops, and servers  Restart services and processes  View and clear event logs 15 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER
  16. 16. 16 Thank you! 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COMPUTER RUN FASTER

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