Are you bothered by the unwanted and uninvited software that seems to be pouring into your computer? Would you like to speed up your computer’s performance? Here are four easy steps that you can take in order to weed out the bad and suit your computer’s needs better.
#1 Remove Dust From Your Computer
This is the first step in your troubleshooting process. You must keep your computer clean and free of dust. Dust can slow down your computer’s performance and will even damage it. When dust is stuck to the inside of your computer, it creates heat. So, follow these steps:
- Empty your recycle bin.
- Clean your keyboard and the outside of your computer’s casing with a lint-free cloth.
- Dust off the vents of your computer.
- Keep your computer clean. Remove the dust out of the computer by using a microfiber fabric.
- Keep your antivirus program activated and up-to-date.
- Install your anti-spyware program.
- It is also helpful if you deactivate your antivirus program. To do this, click on the start button, open the control panel, and double click on ‘Computer’. Then, select ‘Device Manager and ‘Status’, and find out ‘Adware or Security’. Under this option, click on the ‘Change’ button. Choose the ‘Disable’ option.
- Clean Your Registry
The registry is a database of settings that your Windows computer uses to organize and store the data needed by your computer’s programs and internal functions to run properly. Since some different programs and tasks can reside in the registry, it’s better to clean it often. This will aid your computer in its ability to run as smoothly as possible. To clean your registry, follow these quick steps:
- Click on the start button, and then on ‘Windows’, and then on ‘Control Panel’.
- Then, go to ‘Turn Windows Features on or off and then click on ‘System’.
- Then, go to ‘power management’ and click on the ‘Change advanced power settings’ button.
- Lastly, click on ‘Drive’ and then ‘Change’ next to the ‘My documents’ option.
- Select the ‘My documents’ option and click on the ‘Change’ button.
- Choose the ‘My photos’ option and click on the ‘Expand’ button.
- Click on the ‘icker’ icon, click on the size dropdown list and select the best size for your photos.
- Click on the ‘icker’ icon for the smallest photo size.
- Click on the ‘icker’ icon for the current image.
- Click on the ‘load’ button, which appears in the upper right-hand corner of the window. After a few seconds, the color scheme of the current image will be loaded onto your computer screen.
- Click on the ‘then’ button, and the next window that appears will be the ‘close’ button. Click on this button to close the window.
- redeploy your operating system.
- Reset a browser cache.
- Clean out junk files in your Recycle Bin.
- (Partition)Delete unnecessary files in your system which are taking up precious space.
- (Server)Control installation of the new OS.
- (Client)Primary OS should be deleted/removed to free up space.
- (Client)Clean out selected HTML files, Active X controls, and Microsoft Office files that are associated with out-of-date OS.
- (Client)Delete Windows services that you do not want, such as Telnet, Remote Desktop, and RealPlayer.
- (Client)Move your HTML files to a different location. An HTML file can be found by simply typing HTML in the search field of your web browser.
- (Client)For non- browsers such as Internet Explorer, remove support for Active X.
- (Client)You can also uninstall other browsers by clicking on the apple logo on the top and then and choosing ‘import’ or ‘add-ons’ on the dropdown list. Then, click on ‘browser. Then choose which OS you want to uninstall and click on ‘drive’. Afterward, press on ‘properties’ and then click on the drive tab. To change the drive letter and password configurations, you will have to restart your computer.
- (Client)Open Internet Explorer and click ‘top menu’.
- (Client)Navigate to ‘support’ and then ‘internet options’.