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Tune up your Computer
Published June 30th, 2009 by Roslyn Garavaglia  

For reliable performance and stability it’s important to clean and tune up your computer regularly.

  1. Delete unnecessary files from your computer.
    Use the built-in Disk Cleanup tool that comes with most Windows operating systems. 
    Click Start >All Programmes>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup.
    You should always have a minimum of 1-2 gigabytes of free disk space on your C:Drive.
  2. Run the Disk Defragmenter tool.
    The disk defragmenter tool reorganises your files and fixes any fragments. Your computer will find files faster when it is defragmented.
  3. Start-Up Programmes
    When you start your computer the desktop loads along with other programs in the background such as your Anti virus program.
    If you limit the programs by only allowing the most important programs to load on start up, your computer will run a lot smoother.
    Windows has a built-in tool to manage programs. It’s an advanced tool so Bonza recommends you get your technician to step you through it.
  4. Anti-spyware
    Even though you have anti-virus software, it’s recommended you also run Anti Spyware at least once a week. If you don’t have an anti-spyware program ask your Bonza Computer Repair technician about installing a free program.
  5.  Reduntant Programs
    Look through your Programs, are there any you don’t use anymore?
    Click Start Menu>Add/Remove Programs>Control Panel.
    Uninstall any programs you no longer use. This will free up disk space.
  6. Tool bars and Add-ons
    Windows, Google Tool bar, Firefox toolbar and their add-ons will slow Internet Explorer down. In Internet Explorer, go to Tools>Manage Add-ons. You will see which add-ons are enabled and disabled. Go ahead and disable what you don’t need.
  7. Windows Updates
    You should have automatic updates enabled to ensure your Windows Operating System is protected with the latest fixes and service packs.HAPPY COMPUTING!


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