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Make Your Computer Run Faster for Free

By Gaelim Holland Subscribe to RSS | May 24th 2012 | Views:

Many people ask "How can I make my computer run faster for free?" The answer to this question is not as complicated as you think. You don't need to buy anything to get your system running faster. I've discovered that Windows has an enormous amount of tools to make my computer faster. But lets explore why computers lose their speed in the first place. There are a few culprits that may be killing your PC speed. Things like errors, a fragmented file system, excess programs, low disk space, high CPU usuage, and spyware. In most cases, these problems can be repaired with ease. Here are several ways to make your computer run faster for free.

1. Defragment

This is awesome way to make your computer run faster. Defragment helps your computer organize its hard drive. The more fragmented your hard drive, the longer it takes for your hard drive to locate programs and files. Click Start > Click Computer > Right Click your hard drive > Click Properties > Choose Tools > Click Defragment Now.

2. Disk Cleanup

This tool can instantly award you a boost in speed by cleaning up your junk files. Disk Cleanup eliminates all the junk data that the computer is longer using. Your computer keeps all the old downloads, deletions, and uninstalled data in a temporary folder. You can purge this cumbersome data and make this free space available for your PC to use. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup.

3. Enable ReadyBoost

This is probably the most underrated tool that's packaged in Windows 7 and Vista. Readyboost really helped me make my computer run faster. This is a great tool that helps give your computer a significant boost in speed by alleviating the stress on your RAM. If you have a low amount of RAM, you will see a significant boost. ReadyBoost gives your computer more memory for use. Insert removable media > choose Speed up my system> Dedicate the device to Readyboost.

4. Adjust Visual Effects

Windows has a beautiful interface with all the bells and whistles. However all that bling comes at a price to your PC's performance. Fading windows and translucency eat up tons of RAM. You can customize your graphical options to give your computer the best performance. Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance > Settings > Visuals Effects > Adjust for best performance.

5. Remove Spyware and Viruses

This danger extends beyond just performance. Malware can also steal personal data from your computer. There are tons of good free anti-malware programs out there to help remove these menaces from your computer. Make sure your antiviruses updates during your off hours. Simply allowing the security software to update while you are sleeping will allow you to make your computer run faster.

6. Scan for Errors

Errors can cause massive slowdowns to your PC. Conflicts with applications and sudden restarts are also common signs of errors. Windows does a good job of repairing errors. If you are the administrator, you will be able to use SFC command. This administrative tool allows Windows to try and repair itself. It will scan all system files and replace any that are damaged or missing. If repairs are needed, you will need to supply the Windows CD.

Click Start > Right Click the Command Prompt or type cmd in the search bar > Type sfc/scannow into the command prompt >The tool will scan for damaged files. When prompted provide the Windows original disk for repair.

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