Repair Your Computer - Make the PC run like the first day you owned it - Stop all extra background programs and services - Reset Internet Explorer to default settings - Clean up the PC's registry - Remove all Viruses - Un-Install excess rarely used applications


The secret to improve the PC's performance by Repair Your Computer:
Uninstall all applications you don't regularly use, Stop all excess Programs and Services (except Antivirus), Ensure the Antivirus program / suite has a small footprint, in other words the AV application uses fewer PC resources - memory and CPU capacity, Clean the PC's registry and remove all Malware / Viruses from the PC. Antivirus Suites, Manufacturers applications, All-In-One Fax / Printers / Scanners often install too many programs which you don't really need or use. Each of these programs slow down your PC as they run in the background. Also look at your Web browser, uninstall all but one toolbar. Run TASKMGR.exe, count the number of programs running; XP users should have ~ 25 programs running and Vista and Windows 7 users should have no more than 60 background programs running.

Steps to fix the PC and make it run faster:

1. Reduce the number of programs running in the back ground.

a. Ctrl-Alt-Del to run the taskmgr.exe - this will list all processes / programs running in the background - note how many processes are running. Now exit Taskmgr.exe

b. START RUN MSCONFIG.EXE

c. Select Startup, document all Startup Programs

d. Uncheck all except the Antivirus

e. Select Services, check Hide all Microsoft services, document all Startup Services

f. Uncheck all services except Antivirus

g. Reboot your computer and run Taskmgr.exe again, note the number of programs running

h. Check all your applications, test print, ensure you can surf using Internet Explorer and test you can send and receive email

 



2. Internet Explorer - Remove all Add-Ons and toolbars

a. TOOLS Internet_Options Advanced RESET - This returns Internet Explorer to its original configuration and zaps Add-Ons

b. Test Browse to ensure web surfing has improved

3. If the PC continues to run slow run these
Free Virus Removal Programs to cleanup Malware infections

4. If the PC needs additional help click here
Clean Your PC to Speed Up the Computer


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Repair Your Computer - Make the PC run like the first day you owned it - Stop all extra background programs and services - Reset Internet Explorer to default settings - Clean up the PC's registry - Remove all Viruses - Un-Install excess rarely used applications