Speeding Up Computers
Posted on: May 8th, 2012
Solutions for speeding up computers seems to be frequently sought after. Many of the jobs that we do also have to do with increasing the speed of computers. This article is a summary of what you can do and what you better avoid when looking for getting your machine sped up.
Contrary to the much advertised “fact”, registry errors have little to no effect on computer speed or operation. You can still do it, just don’t pay a dime for a software that cleans registry. CCleaner is free and does a good job (ie: doesn’t delete more than it’s safe).
Now, there are a large number of software out there that claims that it will speed your computer up. Some of them are even advertised on TV or radio. I’ve checked up on many of these and I’ve worked on machine that had one or more of these. In a few cases a minor speeding up was reported but in most cases either no measurable change or even slowing down of the machine was the result.
There are definitely software tools though that facilitates speeding a computer up, but so far I have not encountered one that would reliably handle the factors responsible for slowing a computer down. In every case it actually involves assessing which software is needed and which one is not. That cannot really be done without human intelligence.
For regular upkeep of computer operation I recommend a trio of the following small programs:
In cases where these don’t handle the slowness it’s better to turn to someone who is knowledgeable on checking for and handling all factors that can slow computers down. If you live in our service area you can bring your computer in to us, but in many cases we can also handle slowness issues remotely.
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