Improve PC Performance – Five Common Computer Problems and How PC Tune-Up Pro Can Help
When you buy a new computer, you receive an optimized machine that runs smoothly and efficiently. As you begin to add and remove software programs and other files, your optimized PC begins to lose its performance. If you bought a new car and began to add and remove parts, it wouldn’t run as well as it did when you first bought it, right? Without an effective computer tune-up – just like tune-up from you local mechanic – these problems can persist.
To improve PC performance and restore lost computer functioning, implementing PC Tune-Up Pro and taking the other steps outlined here will help you address the following common problems.
1. A Cluttered Registry – Clean Your Registry for an Effective Computer Tune-Up
The Windows registry is an essential database on your computer that stores settings and options for the Microsoft Windows operating system. It contains information for all the hardware, software, and preferences settings on your computer. Whenever you make changes to your “Control Panel” settings, system policies, or software, the changes are reflected and stored in the registry.
Because your registry is so huge and complicated, it can develop troubles that cause strange problems or even bring your PC to a grinding halt. The longer you use Windows, the more cluttered your registry can grow, especially if you regularly install and uninstall software. This is because some applications don’t remove all traces of themselves when you uninstall them. These “orphan” registry entries can cause problems such as sluggish performance, system lockups, or a bloated registry that takes longer to load. And since the registry loads every time you start your computer, it takes longer to start your computer.
The easiest way to clean your registry and improve PC performance is to use registry cleaner on your computer, such as PC Tune-Up Pro. With the click of a button, PC Tune-Up Pro will scan your registry for these fragmented files, bring them together, and safely remove them. Order PC Tune-Up Pro to quickly and easily take this important step toward restoring PC performance.
2. Too Many Start-Up Programs – Optimize Start-Up and Improve PC Performance
When you boot your computer, there are several programs that automatically start behind the scenes. These programs eat up your computer’s available processing capacity and slow it down dramatically.
Most likely, you don’t need all of these programs to automatically start when you boot your computer. PC Tune-Up Pro has a Start-Up Wizard that will scan your computer for all of these programs and provide a detailed list of all of the start-up programs. Simply select the ones that you don’t want to start automatically and PC Tune-Up Pro will help you dramatically improve PC performance by streamlining your computer during boot up.
3. Full Hard Drive – Delete Unused Programs
It’s possible that your hard drive could be too full of data to function efficiently. You should have at least 2 – 3MB (200,000 – 300,000 bytes) of free space to allow your programs to run smoothly.
Check your C: drive to see how much space you have on your computer. You can do this by going to Start > My Computer > C: drive. Click on the C: drive and it will tell you how much free space you have under “Details” on the left bar.
If you don’t have at least 2 – 3MB of free space, delete the unused programs on the C: drive to make space. Giving your computer a tune-up by providing it enough hard drive space to function can have a dramatic impact on performance.
4. Not Enough Memory – Check your Memory and Improve Your PC Performance
It’s important to have enough memory on your computer to keep your programs running smoothly. If you have large programs such as PhotoShop, or if you play a lot of games on your computer, it is recommended that you have at least 512MB on your PC. At this point, 1024MB (or 1GB) seems to be the sweet spot and adding more RAM doesn’t appear to be cost effective for most users.
The amount of RAM your PC has can be checked by right-clicking My Computer and choosing Properties . If you need to upgrade your RAM, be sure to check your local retail ads for sales. You can usually get a RAM upgrade to improve PC performance at a great price.
5. Spyware and Malicious Programs – Protection against Unwanted Programs
If you download free software, visit P2P sites, or allow others to use your computer, it’s very likely that your PC is infected with spyware. How can you tell? If you have ever experienced annoyances such as a new toolbar in your Internet browser, annoying pop-up ads that won’t go away, or a new startup page that you did not set, you are plagued with spyware.
There are several anti-spyware products on the market that provide an effective computer tune-up. It’s important to note that they work better as a team. There isn’t a single program that will find and remove every spyware program so we recommend that you use 2 – 3 anti-spyware applications. We recommend StopZilla , Zone Alarm , and Spyware Blaster.
Order PC Tune-Up Pro today and let Large Software® show you just how easy it is to restore computer speed and functionality.