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is Turbo Your PC™ worth trying for a slow computer?


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#1 61jim

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:08 AM

this is my first topic for bleeping. i hope this is the correct place to ask this question. My dell is a Inspiron 530S Intel pentium R Cpu E2180@2.00ghz @.2.00ghz, 3.00gb and 32 bit operating system. It's about 7 years old.

 and it runs very slowly. My C drive is full and I am in the process of deleting things. Is Turbo Your PC a program that could help me or is it a ripoff.

Thanks, Jim



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 10:25 AM

Hello, and :welcome: to BC :)

For what it's worth, Bleeping Computer does not recommend the use of optimization tools.

If the computer is slow I would look elsewhere - clean up unnecessary files and folders, check for possible malware infections, defragment the hard drive and uninstall necessary programs. Maybe check if the HDD is failing if the computer really is that old.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 12:23 PM

Thank you for the reply and welcome! I will take your advice and continue house cleaning. It might take awhile with up to 7 years off clutter. Most if not all my pictures and such are backed up on two external WD drives that I have. I just did not have the guts to delete my pictures off my computer hard drive yet. I am double checking that my pics transferred properly by spot checking. Another question, please. When I do delete pic files should I also empty recycle bin? And to delete programs, use the uninstall feature on the control panel? Thanks again.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 12:24 PM

And how do I check if my hard drive is failing?



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 12:55 PM

Hi there,

If you intend to delete the pictures permanently then you should empty the Recycle Bin, then run a free space wipe with a tool like CCleaner to make sure that it is completely gone - but this is only for really important stuff.

To uninstall programs then Programs and Features should be fine. If you are worried about leftovers or a program failed to uninstall then there is Revo Uninstaller that will uninstall programs more thoroughly.

For testing HDDs you can use Western Digital Data Lifeguard which is the standard testing software for WD drives. Instructions can be found here.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 10:10 PM

Will take all your suggestions and begin my cleaning. (and will not be using Tubo Your PC)  Including the links to those sites was very kind.  Thanks for all the help you have given me.

 

Jim



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Posted 04 October 2015 - 06:20 AM

YOu can quickly regain several GB of space if you adjust the properties of your recycle bin for C Drive to be only 2%, vice the default 10% normally allocated.....


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Posted 04 October 2015 - 08:29 AM

how do I do that?



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Posted 04 October 2015 - 08:37 AM

how do I do this?



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Posted 04 October 2015 - 08:43 AM

Here is a set of instructions for reducing the size of the Recycle Bin in Windows Vista.

I would look into that as a last resort if house cleaning didn't free up much space.

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 10:16 AM

I will. Thank you very much!



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:28 AM

- Delete the folder "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and its contents. With each monthly Microsoft Update this folder gets filled with more & more files. This folder can contain GBs of files no longer needed.



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:36 AM

thanks for the tip

 

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