Unfortunately, computers don’t stay fast forever. Slowly but surely they begin to slow down and mainly its our own fault. Computers are like cars, they require maintenance and in order to keep them running fast you’ll need to perform the computer-equivalent oil change every now and then. Really, there are just four things you need to do to keep your computer running at optimum speed.
In order to keep your computer running fast you’ll need to perform the following maintenance:
- Uninstall any software that you don’t use. Most new computers come with too much bloat-ware; junk software installed as trial versions, uninstall this junk immediately – it’s taking up space! Also, clean up any software that you don’t use anymore. By cleaning up the installed software on your computer, you’re freeing up hard disk space and possibly any related background service and start up program eating away at your available resources like RAM.
- Run CCleaner as often as you can. This nifty program is easy to use and does a great job at helping maintain your computer. CCleaner has several useful tools but my favorites are the computer cleanup and registry tools. Not to get into too much nerd-speak, this tool will cleanup any junk collected from the internet and repair errors found within your computer’s registry.
- Cleanup your start up programs list. There are two ways you can do this, 1 is by using Windows and the easy way is by using CCleaner. CCleaner has a built-in tool to help you clean up the start up program list. A start up program is a program that starts with the start of your computer. This program is launched in the background and eats away at available resources further slowing your computer down. By removing these programs from the start up, they don’t have a chance to launch and aren’t running hidden in the background.
- The last way to keep your computer running fast is to use Firefox as your browser. Firefox can be configured to not save all the junk collected on the internet. Temporary internet files, cookies, and cache all can be collected by surfing the net and overtime this junk piles up slowing your internet experience down to a crawl. Keep your internet experience light, keep it secure, and most importantly, keep it fast!
By performing these maintenance tasks, you’ll not only keep your computer running fast but also enhance your internet experience too. Remember, computers need to be maintained and by doing so they’ll stay running fast. These four maintenance tips can all be performed in under 15 minutes and with only the investment of your time. Both CCleaner and Firefox are free programs and can be download right from our Support Center. Thanks for reading and please remember to check us out on YouTube and Facebook!