Do you find that your computer is running pretty slow? This happens to all Windows operating systems over time, but do not worry, here are some tips and tricks to get your computer running at top speed.
- Defrag. The single most effective way of increasing the performance of your computer. The way your hard drive stores information, if you install and uninstall, create then delete, it becomes a mess. Run a defrag once a month for optimum results
- Disk Cleanup. Cleans up unwanted files and clutter. Run this before a Defrag.
- Uninstall unwanted programs. Most computers come with preinstalled programs affectionately known as “Bloatware”. Uninstall such programs and others you do not use.
- Windows Classic Theme. If you do not care about all the animations and flashy backgrounds, use the Windows classic theme.
- Startup programs. Type “msconfig” in run to open up msconfig, then click on the startup tab. In there you can remove unnecessary items that start up with your computer slowing it down.
So there you have it, just a few tips and tricks for speeding up your computer. For more useful tips and tricks, stop by our tech blog at www.diagnostic.org/techblog
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Using the internet is great, you can use sites like Facebook or Twitter to catch up with friends and family, research information and even get a laugh watching cats chase a laser pointer. But there is a dark underbelly of the internet you may not know about, where identity thieves and computer viruses are lurking, ready to ruin your day. Here are a few tips and tricks to make your internet experience as safe as possible:
- Do not share personal information with people you don’t know. If anyone, even someone posing as your aunt Betty asks for anything, get out of there. Aunt Betty can call you on the phone and ask to borrow that money for those water skis.
- Using a computer in a public place. Use common sense! Do not open personal information like web banking unless you really have to, and do not leave anything open while away from the computer. It is safer to have to sign back into the site then having your checking account emptied while you were away from the desk.
- Do not open attachments. Unless you know for sure your Uncle Bob was sending you pictures of your cousins grad, do not open anything.
- Children on the internet are just like children left unattended. Paying attention to what your children are doing on the internet is very important, as they could be subjected to a multitude of things on the web. Set up rules for Internet usage, and make sure everyone knows the consequences for breaking them.
That is all for now, but feel free to drop by our blog to check out more useful tips and tricks at www.diagnostic.org/techblog
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