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PC Maintenance Tutorials?


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#1 IT_N8

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:12 PM

Hello,

I've been perusing through all the different topics and didn't see one that would encompass general PC maintenance to improve speed and start-up time? I know in working in the technology field, that is probably the most common question I get from friends and family. "My PC is so slow, what can I do"? I generally advise them the usual of ridding of junk files using the CCleaner utility, un-checking unnecessary items from the startup, and defragging if need be. Not sure if this is the best advice, but a good start nonetheless. Does anyone know if there is a good general PC maintenance tutorial on here or another site that would provide easy to follow steps for the average user on things they can do periodically to help improve the PC's speed on startup and in general?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Nate



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:33 PM

have you already searched you tube? think there is a tutorial for everything you can imagine on there now

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:51 PM

 and defragging if need be. 

Bad idea. This causes more problems than what it fixes.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:38 PM

Hello,

I've been perusing through all the different topics and didn't see one that would encompass general PC maintenance to improve speed and start-up time? I know in working in the technology field, that is probably the most common question I get from friends and family. "My PC is so slow, what can I do"? I generally advise them the usual of ridding of junk files using the CCleaner utility, un-checking unnecessary items from the startup, and defragging if need be. Not sure if this is the best advice, but a good start nonetheless. Does anyone know if there is a good general PC maintenance tutorial on here or another site that would provide easy to follow steps for the average user on things they can do periodically to help improve the PC's speed on startup and in general?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Nate

 

 

Since you mentioned CCleaner, you can set it up so it automatically cleans junk files and cookies each time you boot up. I've been doing this for years. But it's the only thing I do with CCleaner. Stay away from the registry cleaner. And CCleaner is the only utility that does this automatically. 



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:54 PM

 

 and defragging if need be. 

Bad idea. This causes more problems than what it fixes.

 

DeFragging causes more problems than it fixes? How? Explain? Only time you do not defrag is if its on SSD



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:16 PM

Did you see these? You can refer them to both. Maybe if they see it in writing it will help them. Both are basic things such as what you already tell them.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44694/slow-computer/

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/87058/slow-computerbrowser-check-here-first;-it-may-not-be-malware/



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:13 PM

Great information Queen-Evie. I think those links cover it all. :clapping:






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