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Derek writes in with a Windows question

Question:
No major problem. I just got my first computer. Any advice that you can give will be helpful to keep my computer performing at its best? Thank you

Answer: There are a few things you can do to keep your computer optimized. First of all don't install unnecessary software that you will never use. The more you install, the slower computer seem to run. Next is to keep your hard drive defragged. Windows has a built in disk defragmenter but 3rd party tools such as Diskkeeper do a much better job. Vista is supposed to defrag on its own but I don't really have faith in it.

You should also keep your computer clean by getting rid of temp files and registry entries that are no good. Ccleaner is a free and very effective software product you can use whenever you want to do a cleaning.

You can also keep your computer running faster by disabling any programs that start with your computer that don't need to be running in the background. You can use msconfig to take care of that.

Its also a good idea to do regular virus and spyware scans to avoid these infections slowing your computer down and causing other problems.

 

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