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Free Computer Tune-Up

March 28, 2014

Is your computer running slow? Computers loose performance after years of use. There are sites you can go to, that say they will boost your computer speed. I have never tried a site like that, but I think most of them are scams. However; there are some free tools available for download, that can help you improve the speed of your computer. Here are some tools I use on a regular basis to keep my computers running faster and without problems:

Auslogics Disk Defrag The hard drive in computers stores all your data. This data gets read and written over many times. When files grow the data gets fragmented on the hard drive, making reading the data take longer. Picture a storage unit and to the right you have all your Christmas ornaments and light right next to it you have your camping gear and so on. Then you purchase a new Christmas tree, there is no room by your other Christmas ornaments, you don't have time to move everything around, so you place it in an area with room on the other side of you camping gear. Now you purchase another camping tent, there is no more room by the camping now, so you put it in the back and to the left, not by any other camping things and so on, after time your storage unit will no longer be organized and to get all you camping gear out is going to take longer, because you need to search for everything, since it isn't all in the same spot. In a way that is the same way Windows writes to hard drives. You create a file, work on some other files, then come back to this file months later, you make that one file much bigger, there is no more room next to it, so Windows writes the new data for that file in a different section on the hard drive. so now to open this file, Windows needs to read multiple sections of the hard drive to get all the data. Can you can see how this will slow the computer down? So to Auslogics Disk Defrag, this program takes all the different parts of files and moves where they are stored on your hard drive, so that they are in the same section. Just as if in your storage you decided to organize everything, so now all your camping gear is together on one shelf, easy to grab, right after all your Christmas ornaments.

Auslogics Registry Cleaner the registry is a vital section of your Windows computer, read and written to constantly while you are on your computer. Auslogics Registry Cleaner cleans the registry to get rid of all the missing links and bad sections. As a result, this speed up your computers access speed to the Registry.

Disk Cleanup included as a tool in Windows, that helps clear out unnecessary files from your hard drive. On your C: drive, right click and go to properties, click on 'Disk Cleanup' It will pop-up a new window and 'Calculating' for a while. After it is done calculation, you can select different options to clear. I personally almost always select everything. everything is safe to select, but if you want to do the minimum I would select 'Temporary Internet Files', 'Temporary Files' and 'Recycle Bin' for sure. Click on 'OK' after you have selected what you want cleared.

These are just a few steps that can help speed up your computer. I will come back and more to this post or create a second post. As I am out of time right now.

Jordan M Matthews


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