Question by derejrcar: How are some ways that I can make sure that my computer dosen’t slow down?
I just erased all of the memory and renewed my computer-because it was extremely slow and had many problems. It is used for mostly internet surfing, e-mail, gaming (disc games, and online games such as Runescape) and that is about it. So how can I assure that I keep it up and running, virus-free, and fast?
Answer by WhiteGirl L♥ver
there are a lot of answers to this question:
defrag: files get fragmented. there is more indepth information about it, but ill keep it simple. when you have a LOT of files, the computer will slow down cuase it has to “search” for them. defragmenter will put them in easier to find locations. makes your computer “faster” (at least, it makes it operate normally, instead of at a compromised speed)
prefetch: your computer wants to try and guess what files you like to load when you use your computer. it will try to keep them readily available for faster loading of these programs even before you call for them so they will “open quicker”. when this fills up with a lot of programs, it takes longer for the computer to start up. search google for “prefetch clean”
try to limit the number of programs that run at startup. make sure the startup folder is as empty as possible. a easy way to see that too many programs are starting (and bogging your system down) is when there are lot of icons in the task bar on the right. (windows like to hide them because ignorance is seemingly bliss)… google “clean msconfig startup” for more info
theres lot of others!!
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