How to Speed Up Windows Performance
Here's all of the articles showing how I got faster PC performance. They will teach you to become adept at controlling the advanced settings within Windows to achieve a faster PC. These manual tweaks and tips for Windows are a bit time consuming, and may help you to speed up your overall PC performance.
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Manual tweaking of your PC can take days to accomplish while putting your PC at risk. One simple wrong entry within your registry or any setting on your PC, can lead to disaster. It's happened to all of us at one time or another, regardless of computer user level. That's why we highly recommend system utility software solutions to perform thousands of tweaks to your PC safely and quickly.
These modern-day optimizers have come a long way since the days of simple registry cleaners. The newly advanced PC optimizers will continually optimize your system, preventing slowdown from ever happening again, while providing you with the fastest PC speed possible.
Next, we study the benefits of optimizing your computer system versus the perilous task of aggressive overclocking your CPU.
Is overclocking your processor worth it while heating up your computer components and entire PC case for the sake of a few extra clock cycles? Or will downloading an optimizer program provide the same, less, or more benefit? We answer all of these questions and dive into much more detail.
There are many causes for PC system slowdown. We discuss the major culprits and give you quick solutions to solving the most severe slowdown issues.
From file fragmentation to shutdown corruption to registry clogging software installations gone wrong - we explore the common problems that plague most modern-day Windows' computers.
We reveal the necessary steps to allow you to actually make better use of your computer time. It will help you prepare yourself and your PC for various tweaks, plus improve your access to key areas.
If you have ever tried to make changes on your PC and were haunted by the overly aggressive User Account Control (UAC) that blasts warning in your face at every step, you will certainly appreciate our first tip.
We'll also show you how to display hidden files and folders along with revealing file extensions within Windows. The obvious can sometimes be overlooked, so we also discuss pinning shortcuts to our Start menu and adjusting the Windows off button to Shut down instead of the default value of Sleep.
We take a look at how to use existing Windows utilities and features to improve your PC speed. The Windows Task Manager holds the key to see what services and running programs are draining away your PC performance.
Adjusting the CPU priority within Task Manager can also help to promote a program's priority, so your computer processor gives a program of your choosing more resources.
Nothing has more affect on PC gaming speed than adjusting your video card. We make sure you understand the ins and outs of your video card settings to fine tune graphics performance.
We also discuss the effect of updating drivers and using keyboard shortcuts to speed up access to programs.
Sometimes, the key tools required to do an important job are located within Windows itself. A slow PC can be caused by various hard drive errors that greatly hamper performance.
Learn how you can easily check and repair errors with the Windows error-checking tool. It will also allow you to look for corrupt sectors on your hard drive even within the free space area.
We show you the intricacies of the Windows Disk Cleanup tool which is used to streamline your hard drives for improved performance. You'll learn how to select any drive on your PC to cleanup any data that has become redundant.
While it's certainly a basic cleanup, it's better than leaving data on your PC that may be hindering performance. If you want a much more thorough cleaning, see our top optimizer reviews as they seem to find every piece of needless bloat on your PC.
Everyone assumes with the Windows defragmenter you just set it and forget it. We'll teach you advanced defragmentation methods to get the absolute maximum boost from a disk defrag.
Of all the easy to use tools included in Windows, the disk defragmenter is probably the best PC speed boost you'll get without going to system accelerator software for an advanced defrag for the highest speed possible.
Backing up the Windows registry in RegEdit is a recipe for disaster. We recommend using Windows System Restore function instead - it's much safer.
Performing manual tweaks within Windows registry can be a hazadous endeavor. We strongly believe it should be left to a software solution. But if you're determined to dive into your registry, we give you ample warning on why that may not be such a great idea.
We discuss the many possibilities that can lead to your Windows PC hanging or stalling while shutting down. We've also included a registry tweak that may help you stop the shutdown lag from ever occurring again.
While many of today's modern PCs have lots of RAM (over 16GB) there are still RAM intensive programs that can fill even 64GB RAM machines. So is it possible to clear our RAM at certain times during our computer session to regain performance.
Unfortunately, there's no really good tweak to clear your PC memory modules, but I have had success with automated RAM clearing through PC optimization software.
Whether you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or the old ancient XP, we'll help you take better control of your PC and you'll be on your way to being a PC expert in no time.
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