Monday, 9 September 2013

10 Most Smart Ways to Amplify Your PC’s Performance

Our Personal Computers are expensive investments and they need to operate at their peak frequency as long as possible. A properly maintained computer will provide you with substantially higher speeds, both via memory and on the internet, regardless of your hardware setup and configurations. It starts, shutdowns and even program or game installed will be very much responsive, not only for today but also for everyday, until you and your beloved computer part ways.

Now a days whether you are dealing with an old computer or a customized PC of latest configuration, troubleshooting PC problems is a part of everyday life. Before you make that a technical support assistance of some 40-50 dollars, though, try your hand at homebrew tech support.Following are the ten best and easy tips that will help you to boost up your PC speed.

Regular Update of Operating System:
It may sounds different and unworthy but before you do anything, restart your computer and make sure you are running an Operating system that is fully updated by running the Windows Update options on your system.

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A PC’s operating system need to be updated as it is the most critical and best of all methods for securing your PC. If operating system updates are not installed in a timely manner it can lead to unauthorized access, theft of personal, confidential, or Protected Health Information, or the destruction of data.

Cleanup all the Junk Files and Folders of your PC:
There are certain files and folders in our your system which are automatically created by some operations like add or delete a software, online internet and other behaviors while you using your computers. These junk files not only eat up your hard disk space but reduce your computer speed and thereby affects your efficiency of your work. So these junk files need to be removed regularly.
To do this, you can use the Disk Cleanup utility included on the Windows systems, or download a freeware program such as CCleaner to do it for you.

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Search and remove Virus, Spyware and Malware from your PC:
Your PC is always vulnerable to Virus, Spyware and Malware. So for that you need to use antivirus software to protect your own computer, and to prevent your computer from being used to pass on infections to other machines without your knowledge. If you use the internet and you don’t take precautions, you’re going to get infected. And you’ll infect others, including those you care about most like your friends, family, and business contacts because their information is in your email address book and other files on your computer.
For removing Virus & Spyware you can use a good antivirus like: AVG Antivirus and for Malware removal you can go for software like Malwarebytes. Do update your antivirus  related software regularly.

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Stop running so many unwanted Applications running at once at background:
Do you know there are many useless services can cause a slow computer? They not only take memory resource but also can be used by spyware. Technically, service is known as a process to run various process which does not requires user's intervention. By optimizing services can reduce CPU usage to prevent computer get slowdown and crash. You can do this By opening the Process tab of Task Manager  and stop the process which you don’t want by ending the process tree.

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Defragment or Optimize your Hard Drive:
If your computer Hard drive is taking too much time to provide the data a program needs, processing speed can quickly change from instant to "hurry up and wait" status. To resolve this issue, you have to do Disk Defragmentation, which not only boost the PC performance but also increase your work efficiency. It does this by physically organizing the contents of the mass storage device used to store files into the smallest number of contiguous regions (fragments). It also attempts to create larger regions of free space using compaction to impede the return of fragmentation.
You can do the this by searching Disk Defragmenter or you can do this by CCleaner also.

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Run a program to clean your PC Registry errors:
This works best if you already take care of your computer like you should. However, even if you haven’t updated it in weeks, you can use this to repair most simple errors fast. After you download and run a program to clean up PC errors, you can scan your machine and allow appropriate fixes. The scan usually takes a few minutes, and most of the time not more than 30 minutes.
You can do this by CCleaner or by any other Registry Error Fixing tools.

Cleanup your Browser’s browsing history regularly:
Whenever you  visit a website, information from that site remains on your computer. These are called “cookies,” which sometimes seems such a random word to use to describe them. Anyway, the information websites store on your PC tracks when you first visit and again return to that site. Usually, this helps advertisers tailor their promotions to your interests. You don’t need to keep that “junk” on your device, though. Learn how to go to your “Internet Options” or “Tools menu to delete all information including name, e-mail, usernames and passwords you entered. 

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Remove the Desktop Shortcuts or icons from your PC:
You know, they will slow the start-up more or less. Deleting the shortcuts only removes the icons. If you want to remove the program, you have to go to Control Panel. 

Uninstall unwanted programs from your PC:
PCs often come preloaded with software you'll never use. And what's worse, some of these programs run background processes at startup even though you're not using them. To get rid of all this dreck, open Control Panels' Programs and Features page, hunt through the list of installed software, and uninstall those that are obviously not desirable.

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Run the Action Center Troubleshooter of your PC:
Action Center is represented by a flag icon in your PC's system tray—those small icons at the end of the taskbar. You click that or just type Action Center in the Start button's search box. Action Center looks at error reports for errors you've encountered, and checks for solutions. It can identify out-of-date hardware drivers and software updates that may speed up your PC. From the Action Center control panel, drop down the Maintenance section, and click the Check for solutions link.

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The above 10 steps are the smart ways to enhance your PC’s performance with the existing hardware & Software resources. To get even much better result that this you can Expand your System Memory(RAM), Install a bigger and faster Hard Drive, Upgrade to a better and advance operating system like Windows 8.

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