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Computer Performance

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How to run Windows Disk Cleanup

1. Open the run dialog box by pressing Win Key + R. 2. Type cleanmgr then click OK. 3. Select the drive you want to clean up then click OK. 4. Disk Cleanup will calculate how much space you can save in the selected drive. 5. Select the files you want to be deleted then click OK. 6. … Continue reading

How to check what programs are running in the background

There are other ways to check what programs are running in the background but I chose the simplest way to do it. Here are the steps: 1. On your keyboard, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Task Manager. 2. Click on the Process tab. It will show you the entire list of programs currently running in … Continue reading

Make your computer run faster

Possible causes: Malware/Virus/Spyware/Adware Full memory Disk fragmentation Missing windows updates Outdated drivers Corrupt OS Bad files or sectors Solutions: Scan for any malicious program Chances are, you’re computer has been infected by a malicious program. This virus could have affected your computer’s settings or damaged some sectors. This would definitely influence your computer’s performance. You … Continue reading

CCleaner – free up valuable hard disk space

CCleaner is an awesome tool for cleaning your Windows PC. This tool will help make your computer run faster by freeing up valuable hard disk space. With a few simple clicks, it will remove temporary internet files, browsing history, and unused files. Aside from cleaning, it can perform other actions that you might find very … Continue reading

Top 5 applications and tools to boost productivity

1. Evernote is an awesome tool you can utilize to capture all of your thoughts, ideas, and inspirations, into a single place. Access everything whenever you need it from your PC, even when offline. This is perfect for everybody who uses the internet to search for information. You can use Evernote to clip articles, recipes and pictures. … Continue reading

How to defragment your computer

One of the many factors that could affect your computer’s speed is a fragmented hard disk drive. Unlike a piece of paper, where text is stored in words, line-by-line, data on a disk is saved in pieces on the surface of the disk, known as clusters. When a computer saves data to a disk, it … Continue reading

Close All Open Windows with a Single Click

Don’t you just wish there was a single button you could click to close all open windows on your PC? Here’s the answer to your prayers. Close All Windows is simple utility from NTWind that doesn’t require installation. No settings are stored in the Windows Registry or file system. This program lets you close all running applications … Continue reading

Configuring the programs that run at startup

By default settings, almost all programs that you install in your computer automatically run at startup. This can make the startup process take longer when in reality, we usually don’t need all these programs running at startup. By disabling some programs from starting up when you boot up your computer you can make the startup process … Continue reading

Top 3 Useful Computer Tips

1. Avoid processor overheating Advanced processors produce a lot of heat. This is why computers have built-in fans for cooling. Make sure the fan is clean and is working properly so your unit won’t overheat. You can easily tell if the fan is working or not by listening and/or touching your computer.  2. Defragment your disk … Continue reading

Find out the speed of your internet in seconds

Have you ever wondered what speed your internet connection was at any time? There is a free online tool that can help you find out the speed of your internet in seconds. You simply go to http://speedtest.net DO NOT click on the top bar which mentions ‘free scans’ and ‘turbo-charge your internet performance’. This wants … Continue reading