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Speed Up Your Laptop

Laptops are portable and give a big advantage of mobility but with so many heavy programs being used these days one has to also to tune up the laptop regularly so that it does not turn slow. Here we will discuss few tips and trick to make sure your laptop is not turning slow.

Step 1: To check what operating system you are using on your laptop. It can be XP, Vista or Windows 7. To check right click on My Computer for  XP or Computer for Vista and  Windows 7 depending on computers operating system.

Step 2: You can find it on your main screen or in the start menu which you get when you click on START at the bottom on the left hand side of the screen. And then left click on the properties this will give you details of your device .i.e. Microsoft XP or Microsoft Vista or Microsoft Windows 7.

Step 3: Once you know the operating system we will check how many Antivirus you have on your laptop. Many users think more antivirus you have better is the protection which is not correct. As multiple antiviruses can make computer slow, the reason being they conflict and block each other.

Step 4: Laptops when bought have antivirus preinstalled in them Norton or Symantec 60 days trail is the most common one. You need t make sure you have uninstalled it from your laptop by going control panel  and then add remove program in XP and program and feature in Vista and Windows 7.

Step 5: Once you are sure you have only one antivirus in your computer we will clean the automatic loader of your computer. As most of them are not required and are consuming the resources of your computer. To do that we will hold the windows key i.e. a key with Microsoft flag on it, located beside shift and ctrl key simultaneously with letter “R”. This will bring a box called “RUN”.

Step 6: Please type command “msconfig” and then hit the enter key or click on OK. Once you do that it will bring System Configuration Utility. Please look for Startup Tab. Should be the last tab on the right hand side or the second last.

Step 7: You will see a list if application that will load to the memory of your computer whenever you turn on your computer. Many of them are not required like Google updates or Adobe Updates you can also remove messengers from the list as you can login when you need them does not have to be loaded every time you boot the computer. Only keep your antivirus checked and uncheck everything else.

Step 8: Once all this is done please click on apply and then click on ok. And restart the computer. When the computer comes back again you will notice a small box that would read “You have made some changes…” Please check the one that says don’t show this message again and click on close. This should make computer work lot better.

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wanted to buy a new cell phone and her thorough research for gadgets revealed her passion for technology. Gradually, she found her drawn to everything related to technology and her work which involves extensive research and writing on new gadgets, apps, and smarter use of technology. Careful, her mission is to manipulate technology-naïve women to juice up their ordinary lives with use of technology.

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1 Response to " Speed Up Your Laptop "

  1. Caleb says:

    Good steps to follow

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