A computer is much like any other machine – a car, a bike, a house. You need to make sure that there aren’t dirt lying around in the house, or things getting stuck in your engine, and so on forth. You often need to do routine maintenance to keep a PC operating at its best. Here are 5 Free Programs that does some of these to speed up your old computer and make the greatest use from the quantity of memory that is installed on your PC.
For people who despair about the their computer too lagging much at launch and don’t know how to start fixing that might look at ms-config to begin with. Msconfig can by used by hitting Windows-R, which opens the “Run” command, type “msconfig” and press enter. Under the “Start Up” tab, there’s a summary of applications that launches at Windows start up.
If there are a lot of applications to start up once Windows begins to boot, that’s a reason why boot time might be too long – trying to start so many things at once just slows the computer down. Whatever program you feel like is unnecessary feel free to uncheck them. The more applications you stop from loading at boot, the faster it will be.
CCleaner formerly known as “Crap Cleaner” is precisely what the software is excellent for. Over time, temporary files are unnecessarily stored on the hard drive. CCleaner removes as much of these as it can so it’s a good idea to run some PC maintenance with this software to remove all those temporary files.
Revo Uninstaller is a really good application – it’s like the Programs and Features thing on Windows, but on steroids. When you uninstall through Revo, it will find and delete everything the program came with, leaving not a single useless thing on your hard drive to slow it down. This is a great program to have.
Now that you’ve removed all the junk files from your computer, it leaves gaps in between the data on your hard drive. Though, most often trivial – it helps to defragment the hard drive so that all the files are where they should be for the fastest fetching. A defragmenter usually comes installed with Windows, just search it and it should come up.
Adobe Reader, though, one of the most widely used and popular apps is quite known for its sometime frustratingly slow load times. This is where Foxit Reader comes to the rescue – if you don’t mind changing it up a little, give this application a try – it loads even big files almost instantaneously. It also has a faster browser integration. Definitely worth a shot if you want your PDFs to load faster.
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