How To Do PC Tune Up
“Hi Wally, can you tell me how to do a PC tune up?“ - Karen L., Australia
Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:
- Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
- Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
- Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.
Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.
Why You Should Do PC Tune Up
Like your car or truck, computers also require an occasional “tune up”. Computers need to be maintained properly to ensure that they will run at maximum performance. While some people are well equipped with the computer maintenance knowledge, most of us have little or no idea about how to take care of and tune up our computer. As a computer owner, it’s critical to know at least the basic principles of tuning up your PC, since the life of your computer relies on how well you take care of it.
One of the primary reasons why periodic PC tune up is essential is because computers tend to slow down and become sluggish over time. Computers can begin to work slower due to regular, everyday use such as surfing the web, using software, and installing and uninstalling programs. If you don’t tune up your PC on a regular basis, chances are your computer might suffer data loss and degraded speed and performance.
Fortunately, computer tune up and maintenance activities are not that difficult. However, the process can be time consuming, but it will save you more time, money, and hassle in the long run. Your time will be well-spent since you will be rewarded with a fast and reliable computer.
PC Tune Up: Tips & Tricks
There are several ways for you to tune up your computer to ensure that they run smooth and fast. Some of the basic computer tune up tasks includes the following:
With regular use of your computer’s hard drive conducting program installations, file downloads, and more, chances are some of your files will be scattered throughout your hard drive. Thus, the lack of file organization causes your computer to process slowly, since it will need additional time to search your hard drive for these “fragmented” files. In order for you to keep the files organized, and ensure optimum computer performance, it is essential to undertake regular disk defragmentation.
Another critical part of PC tune up is ensuring that your registry is an error and optimized. The Windows Registry holds all the critical information of your PC’s hardware and software, similar to a phone number directory. Over time, your Windows registry becomes bloated from installing and uninstalling programs, which makes your PC work harder to process. Thus, having a damaged or corrupt registry may also contribute to poor computer performance. Clean and optimize your registry on a regular basis to ensure maximum PC performance.
Antispyware and Antivirus
One of the most essential aspects of computer maintenance and tune up is removing harmful PC infestations such as viruses, spyware, and other types of malware. These malicious infections usually come from downloaded files, email attachments, and other programs that may harm your computer system. Also, some viruses can cause irreversible damage to your computer.
Therefore, preventing the infection, by installing trusted antivirus and spyware removal programs, is critical to tuning-up and maintaining a speedy computer.
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I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.
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