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How to Optimize and Tune-Up Your Windows PC - speed up performance

Here we present you a few tips for improving your computer's performance by using built-in Windows utilities and a few programs you can download for free. These tips work well if you're running the latest version of Windows 7 but works well on older copies of Windows 7, Windows Vista, and even Windows XP. These optimization tips and tricks cost you nothing, you may run them as often as you'd like to ensure that your computer runs smoothly for as long as possible.

Keep your Windows updated

You can view your Windows Update settings and manually perform updates from the Windows Update pane under System and Security in the Control Panel.

 

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Free Up Space By Removing Files

If you’ve been using your computer for a while, you can probably free up disk space by running the Windows Disk Cleanup tool. It will scan your computer for temporary files and other unnecessary system files you can delete, then delete them and free up space.

Optimize Startup

You should optimize your startup process, since over time, windows keep accumulating different programs in startup mode which slows down your PC boot-up time. On Windows 8, open the Task Manager (right-click the task bar and select Start Task Manager), and click over to the Startup tab. From here, you can manage your startup programs without installing any other software.

 

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Run an Antivirus Scan

Always keep your anti-virus software updated and run regular virus scans. You may also run virus scanners available online without having the need to install them on your PC. You should never have two antivirus programs installed and running in the background at the same time, as they can interfere with each other.

Defragment Your Computer

If your PC is running on a solid-state drive, you can skip the defragmentation process completely. For other drives, just open the Disk Defragmenter tool and click the button to run a defragmentation process.

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However there are many advanced techniques as well which are meant for technicians only since running them might crash your pc. You may contact us in case you need professional help in dealing with your windows pc problems. Please use contact us section or write to at contact@youritbuddy.com

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