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    Default [Guide] Speeding up your computer

    I thought I'd make a full-blown guide on getting your computer blazing fast!
    So, here it is. Keep in mind that this is aimed for Windows machines.


    Giving your computer a speed boost
    Mini-index:
    1. Defragmenting - Why and How?
    2. Spyware scans - Recommended programs
    3. Disk cleaning
    4. Handy tips


    1. Defragmenting


    2. Spyware removal


    3. Disk cleaning


    4. Important notice
    Last edited by Psyko; 05-19-2010 at 05:52 AM.

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    thanks Psyko!
    I could make good use of this


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    Nice simple guide. BTW your Spyware Removal 2b Spoiler, the "Click Image For Download" doesn't work... Its just a Picture.

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    Or just use linux Good guide btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyko View Post

    4. Important notice
    Cleaning out your prefetch to make use of the best files is THE single best way to speed up your computer. Especially with Vista/Se7en's superfetch.

    Set it to only prefetch your boot files and nothing else. It'll free up a ton of spare RAM and will make your computer overall faster.

    And your registry is the perfect hiding spot for some nasty little buggers that you may need to clean out
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    not for me SS&D asks you every time a registry change is pending a good way to keep out the crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSPFreak2007 View Post
    not for me SS&D asks you every time a registry change is pending a good way to keep out the crap
    Spybot can be bypassed. Anything can for that matter.


    Remember one important rule of computers.


    Security is only an illusion.


    You can protect yourself as much as you want. But there are always security flaws and backdoors.
    PSP 1001 / 5.00 M33-6 (Loyal<3)

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    I was not aware of De fragmenting. I have done Disk cleaning and Spyware removal. So now it will give me more speed. Thank you for sharing more points for speed increment.

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    Good guide. I agree with most of it, but I like to use UltimateDefrag to defrag my PC. I used it yesterday, and was done in less than 5 min (4GB RAM, 2.13GHz Dual Core).

    Just a tip to add. If you check "Wipe Free Space" in CCleaner it will clean up a PC a lot more (Especially if you want to get rid of some previously deleted files) It does take a lot more time though.





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    Just a warning with the "Wipe Free Space" option. It puts your HDD through hell and back, and if used enough will bring the life of your HDD down by a short period of time.
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