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6 Steps To Faster Computer Performance

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Have you ever wanted a faster laptop computer? Would you like faster computer performance without the extra cost? Don't sweat it, you don't need to spend extra money to make your laptop computer run faster. Faster computer performance is within your grasp. Here are six easy and cost free steps to make your laptop computer run faster. They are simple to do and not too time consuming either.

  • Fix those chopped up disk files 
  • Free Up Your Hard Drive Disk Space 
  • Stop all those automatic startup programs 
  • Unclog your Windows Registry 
  • Windows Vista ReadyBoost 
  • Clean Up Your Desktop  

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1) Fix Those Chopped Up Disk

Ever notice that it seems to take longer and longer to open up some of your laptop computerapplications? It is not your imagination. Over time, those program files become broken up into small pieces on your hard drive. It is called disk file system fragmentation. Your laptop computer system must search the Hard Drive for small pieces of a file and put them back together again.

This happens when the operating system can not or will not allocate enough contiguous space to store a complete file. Hence, your laptop computer performance degrades significantly when you have a large amount of disk file fragmentation.

The good news is, there is a free and easy utility to fix disk files that are fragmented. There is more good news too. It is included with all Windows operating systems. It is called Disk Defragmenter. It will significantly speed up your laptop computer performance by consolidating fragmented files and folders. 

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To Run Disk Defragmenter, Go To:

Start|Programs|Accessories| System Tools|Disk Defragmenter.

Or learn how to defrag by watching: 'How To Defragment Your Hard Drive' video............... Faster Computer Performance  


2) Free Up Your Disk Space

When your disk space storage gets a little bit on the full side, it is a good time to free some space up. This will help to improve your laptop computer performance by safely deleting files that are no longer needed off your hard drive. Windows operating systems comes with a nice free utility tool called Disk Cleanup. It lets you decide whether or not to safely delete files that it identifies for you.

There are several areas within Windows where you can safely remove files with the Disk Cleanup tool. For example; temporary internet files, Windows temporary files, and Windows components that are not being used any more. It will also show you those programs that you have installed years ago, that are no longer used; old games, old pictures and even old videos.

Caution:  If you are unsure about deleting a file or folder, don't delete it. Always be sure what you are deleting. When in doubt....don't delete it.

If you are unable to watch this HOW TO video, you will need to download and install the latest Adobe Flash Player plugin.  It is safe and virus free to do so.  

To Run Disk Cleanup Tool, Go To:                       Turn Your Speakers On

You need Adobe Flash Player To View This Video.  

Start|Programs|Accessories|System Tools|Disk Cleanup 

Or learn how do disk cleanup by watching: 'How To Use Disk Cleanup Tool' video............... Faster Computer Performance  

More information on Windows Disk Cleanup tool can be found on Microsoft article 310312.



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