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It’s a good thing if your laptop is working at super speed. You can afford to multi-task and get things done quickly and efficiently. But it is not everyone, who has happy things to say about their laptop. Some laptops are so slow that you can practically fall asleep just getting it to boot. Are you having problems with your laptop? Is your laptop so slow that you can hardly get anything done? You can speed up your snail-crawling laptop in no time at all. Here are 8 reliable things that you can do right now.

1)     Remove unnecessary software or programs: Your laptop has pre installed software and most of them are useless for you! It will be very good for your laptop’s performance to get rid of useless software programs from your system. Manufacturers advertise and pre install the trial versions of several software programmes in the brand new system, these programmes are also known as ‘bloatware’. The trial version software programmes or ‘bloatwares’ are not very useful! If you uninstall the unnecessary trial programs from your laptop, then it get rid of some memory occupying place from your system, and it will be very beneficial for your laptop’s speed and performance. So, make sure to get rid of unwanted programs from your laptop.

2)     Remove Browser Cookies: If you have Internet access on your laptop, there is a high chance that your cookies are bugged. Every web page stores cookies on your laptop. And this is why you do not have to type a URL before the web address appears in your browser. You just type in the 1st 2-3 letters and the whole site pops out.

Web cookies are cool and save you time. But you should get rid of them because they pose a danger to your laptop’s speed. If you want to remove these cookies, click on ‘tools’ menu in Mozilla Firefox, scroll downwards to the drop down list and click ‘clear recent history’, inside the dialogue box that appears, you will see a section where you can get rid of cookies.

3)     Drain the Bin: Think about it for a minute, when last did you empty your recycle bin? A recycle bin is a temporary storage bin and not a permanent one. So, all those files documents and folders that you have there need to be deleted forever from your hard drive. You can do a double check on all your files or documents in the bin, to be sure that you do not require anything before hitting the button.

If you empty your bin, the speed and performance of your laptop will definitely improve. Try it right now, it is simple and effective.

4)     Avoid an Overcrowded Desktop: Do you save everything on your desktop? This is the fastest way to reduce your laptop to a snail’s speed. If you have separated or partitioned your disk, you should have the local D drive and C drive. Use the local D drive to save all your files and documents.

Do not save on a desktop because it goes to local C drive and slows down your laptop’s speed. A well apportioned and organized system enhances the pace and performance of a laptop.

5)     Make use of important system tools: Important system tools like “Disk Defragmentation” are very important for proper organization of your system’s hard drive. Disk Defragmentation will help in proper optimization and organization of all the files and folders in your drives! It will keep the system drive tidy and will improve the performance of your laptop. You can access the Disk Defragmentation system tool from the control panel or the programmes menu. Go to start many and type ‘Defrag’ in the search box, you will get the option of “Defragment your hard drive”, click on it and follow the easy instructions in order to ‘defrag‘ your system’s hard drive.

Disk Defragmentation

6)      Trim Down your Screen Resolution: If you have set a very brighter and high screen resolution for your laptop’s screen, then it will be very useful for your laptop’s performance as well as battery lifetime if you trim the resolution down a little bit. The laptop screen looks perfect on a 16-bit colours setting. The higher resolution setting takes more battery power as well as the precious system memory. So, it will be a good idea to keep the resolution medium or low for optimal performance of your laptop.

7)     Killing the unnecessary processes softly: There are several programmes in your system that starts processing as soon as you start your system. Most of the processes have nothing to do with the system functionality. So, it will be a very good idea to get rid of the unnecessary processes that are functioning for no reason.  In order to end the unnecessary processes go to taskbar, then right click and select task manager! In the task manager select the processes tab and start ending the unwanted processes that are of no use to your “going on” work. Just right click on the processes that you want to end.

Task Manager

If you don’t want to end the processes every time you start the laptop, then go to start menu and type ‘MSCONFIG’. Click the ‘MSCONFIG’ option and it will open the “System Configuration” window. In the system configuration select the ‘startup’ tab and uncheck all the unnecessary programmes that you don’t want to start processing automatically in the system startup!

8)     Use a better browser: If you notice that your default browser is not quick and fast, then start using a better browser likes Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.  Most of you must be using Firefox or Google Chrome. But those who are not using the better browser, then it’s about time to use web browsers like Firefox or Google Chrome, because they are very quick and they do not slow down your system!

The above mentioned tips are very easy and quick way to increase the speed and performance of your laptop, and I hope it will help you to tweak your laptop for better performance.  You can also increase the speed of your laptop by installing the extra RAM, but that’s a hardware related technique which will cost some money and a proper hardware installation process.

Improving Windows 7’s reliability with the help of Windows Action Center

In this post you will learn about one of the most important checkpoint of your windows 7 operating system! The Windows 7 is a very advance and accelerated operating system, but it is very important for a user to understand how to deal with system errors and common problems of the windows platform. So, in order to understand and deal with the common system errors of Windows 7 you can refer the built-in Action center of your operating system. The Windows 7 contains a built-in function called “Reliability Monitor”! With the help of “Reliability Monitor” you will be able to understand the system errors and critical as well as common problems faced by your operating system. It is a great feature for identifying and solving the common issues which makes the system unstable and slow. The Reliability Monitor gives the complete details about the software crashes, system foul ups or any kind of driver related issues!

Following are the important steps of investigating system errors with the help of Windows 7’s Reliability Monitor:

1)      Accessing the Reliability Center through Performance Monitor: In order to access your PC’s reliability center, go to “Control Panel” and inside control panel click on ‘System’ section! Once you are in System properties click on the “Action Center” which you will be able to see on the left side corner of the system properties window. Once you are in the “Action Center” you will have to expand the ‘Maintenance’ option by clicking on the downward arrow which is place in front of ‘Maintenance’ section! After expanding ‘Maintenance’ section you will see an option called “View reliability history”. So, click on “View reliability history” and wait for few seconds to let the windows generate the “Reliability Monitor”.

Windows Action Center

2)      Understanding the Reliability History: Once you are in the Reliability History panel, you will see the report of reliability data and error history that has been stored by Windows 7. The report will show you the graphical representation of your system’s complete reliability history! Right below the graphical representation, you will see the details about several system errors that are caused on the specific day and time. The details will give you the complete idea about the system errors and through which software or applications the errors are generated!

Windows 7 Reliability Monitor

Windows 7 Reliability Monitor (Click the image for a proper view!)

3)      Get a complete overview of System’s Reliability: In order to get the complete details of your computer’s reliability you will have to switch the “View by” configuration to ‘weeks’! Once you set the configuration to ‘weeks’, then you will be able to see the weekly overview of your system’s reliability. In order to see the problem details of critical errors, double click or hit enter on any of the “Critical events” displayed on the lower pane of reliability monitor! In the problem details menu, you will be able to find out the information about faulting application path, problem event name, application name, application version and several other important details such as “Fault Module name”, “Fault Module Version”, etc.  Windows can also help you solve the specific problem with the help of its online database! To check out if the windows is able to solve the issue, click on the “Check for a solution” action which you will be able to see right in front of a relevant critical event! If the Microsoft’s online database is familiar with the issue, then the solution will be provided for solving the problem.

4)     Keep the drivers and software Updated: In systems Reliability monitor you may find that your system’s drivers are corrupt or they always keep crashing. Most of the time this crashes happens because of no updates received by the drivers, and as a result of crashing; it causes instability in the system! So, in order to avoid such type of system instability and crashes, keep your drivers and software updated! Also, make sure to keep your browser and browser plug-ins updated in order to avoid crashing and instability in your computer’s operating system.

5)     Understanding the informational messages of Reliability Monitor: It is important that you understand the messages presented in your system’s Reliability Monitor. In order to read the info messages generated by the system, you will have to find the blue ‘I’ symbol in your reliability history menu. The information symbol will give you the complete details about the failure, warnings as well as all the details of automatic updates of operating system and applications.

6)     Update Windows Regularly: It is important to keep your operating system updated! If you want to update windows manually, go to your ‘System’ configuration panel by clicking the back option from your reliability monitor window or by right clicking on “My Computer”. In the bottom left of ‘System’ panel you will see “Windows Update” link! Go to windows update and click on “Install Updates”. Just sit and relax while your operating system gets updated with important and recent files and applications.  Once the update procedure is completed you will need to restart your computer in order to let the system configure the latest updates and changes.

The feature of Window’s Reliability Monitor is available in Windows Vista, Windows 7 as well as in the latest Windows 8 operating system. It is a very useful feature which helps in pinpointing any specific problems faced by your operating system. Make sure that you regularly check you system’s reliability monitor panel in order to avoid any kind of instability in your computer performance!

Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve your Computer Performance

How to improve the performance of a personal computer is a main concern for many people. The people concerned use their PC’s for important tasks and would love them if they could use different programs at the same time. Other people would love to have their computers functioning at optimum because they love gaming during their free time. If any of these situations strike a high note with you and you want to improve the speed of your computer, then here are some smart ways you can do right now.

Following are some of the great ways to improve your computer performance:

1) Get rid of Spyware and Install Anti-Virus

Spyware collect personal information without you having a clue about what is going on. Spyware puts all your personal and financial information at a huge risk. Besides all this, spyware can also hinder your computer’s performance.

If you want to fight spyware, you will need to use a PC safety scan like Windows Live OneCare. It is a free and helps weed out viruses and quarantines them.

You can also download Microsoft Security Essentials for free and protect your system from any further attacks from viruses, spyware, trojans, adware, and any nasty software bug. Microsoft Security Essentials basically functions as a spyware extraction tool and it can be updated online to continually protect your system from new threats.

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal is another utility tool that works great. It runs on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. It is ruthless when it comes to removing spiteful software like Sasser, Mydoom and Blaster.

2) Speed Up Data Access

Disk fragmentation shows the total performance of your computer. When the files are fragmented, the computer searches the hard disk as a file is opened in order sort out the byte codes together. The response time makes the computer slow down significantly.

You can use the Disk Defragmenter to correct this problem. The Disk Defragmenter  is a Windows utility tool that helps put fragmented files and folders on your computer’s hard disk in order to sort it out in a single space. It is like organizing the files or the data of your computer.

If your files are separately stored, the reading and writing of the hard disk speeds up and so does the performance of the computer.

3) Disable Unnecessary Start-up programs

Unnecessary start up programs is one of the biggest reasons for slowing down the PC! How to Improve Computer PerformanceIt is very important to disable unnecessary start-up programs in order to sustain the real speed of your computer. Too many start-up programs will consume the memory of your PC and it will result in slower performance of your computer.

In order to disable the unnecessary start up programs all you have to do is go to start menu and type ‘MSCONFIG’. Open the ‘MSCONFIG’ console application and click on the ‘Start up’ tab. And deselect all the unnecessary applications that are not required for windows processing. Make sure that you do not eliminate the windows or any important application.  If you do not recognize some of the applications, then don’t deselect them, because they might be important applications for windows start up.

4) Identifying and Repairing Disk Problems

Besides the disk defragmenter, you can also check the veracity of the files and programs stored on your hard disk by using  the Error Checking Utility tool. Using your hard drive could lead to bad sectors. These bad sectors can slow down hard disk or memory performance and make data saving very hard or in extreme cases impossible.

The Error Checking utility scans the entire hard drive in order to find out the bad sectors and file system problems to see whether specific files or folders have been misdirected. So, it is important to make use of Error checking utility tools provided by windows platform in order to identify and repair any disk problems.

5) Delete Unnecessary Software and Files

It is important to avoid your PC from becoming clogged with unwanted files and software. The unwanted files or software make your PC slower in performance and speed. So cleaning up your hard drive is very important. You must find out all the unwanted files and software from your PC and delete them!

In order to clean up your hard drive, you must go to start menu, click on ‘accessories’ and select “System Tools”, and then click on “Disk Cleanup”. Disk Cleanup will tool will check for all the unwanted files, folders and all unnecessary bugs from your computer. It will show you how much space you can save after deleting the unwanted files and programs. After selecting the files from disk cleanup that you want to get rid of, click ‘OK’. Disk cleanup is free software available in every Windows platform, and you must make use of it in order to get rid of unwanted files and programs from your computer.

6) Increase the boot speed of your PC

You can set your PC to boot with high speed! All you have to do is go to start menu type ‘MSCONFIG’ and click on the console application that appears first! It will open the window called “System Tools”, click on the ‘Boot’ from the top menu of “System Tools”! You will notice that it is being set up at 30 seconds, because it is the default option. You can set it up to 10 seconds in order to increase the boot speed of your PC.

7) Navigate menus at greater speed

You can speed up your navigation system by applying a little tweak in a registry of your PC. In order to do that, you’ll have to launch ‘regedit’ from the start menu, then go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop and double-click ‘MenuShowDelay’, and select Decimal. Change the default to -200, which will speed up the browsing navigation system of your computer. This tweak will speed up the navigation system of your PC to the great extent, and you will love the browsing experience of your computer’s menu system. You can also edit navigation system to the slower speed in the same way mentioned above.

By following the above mentioned tips, you’ll be able to speed up your PC to a great extent. Also, don’t forget to check out our other article about the faster browsing and computer security system. If you have any suggestions or feedback, then feel free to comment below.

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