|A Big Geek's Tips for a Better Computing Experience
Control Start-Up Programs
Is your computer running slower than ever? There's several possible causes including lack of RAM, Spyware, Adware, and other Start-Up
Programs running unknowingly. Learn how to get control of your Start-Up Programs
Defragment Hard Drive
The more you use your PC, the more some files become broken into disparate parts scattered around your Hard Drive. Defragmenting
rearranges each file's pieces into a single continuous block for faster access. Think of it as a workbench that starts out with everything in
place then gets messed up because the tools aren't put back where they belong. The tools are there, they just take longer to find.
Remove Unused Programs
Programs you don't use anymore are like friends who have overstayed their welcome: You're much happier after they leave! Not only will
removing unused software free up Hard Disk space, but it could make Windows faster and more reliable.
Select Start, Settings, Control Panel and double-click on Add/Remove Programs.
Choose the program you no longer want on your computer and select “Change/Remove”