5 Simple Ways To Increase Your Computer Speed

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by OurCompGuy, Jan 8, 2007.

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    OurCompGuy Guest

    5 Simple Ways To Increase Your Computer Speed

    If you're a computer expert, you'll probably already know about these
    tips (hopefully this will provide you with a little reminder). If
    you're not an expert, don't worry - these tips are simple, and don't
    require a lot of computer experience.

    While an old computer will never operate at the same speed as a newer
    (and bigger & faster) computer, you can help your computer stay as
    "young & healthy" as possible.

    1) Disk Cleanup
    2) Defragmenting Your Computer
    3) Removing Spyware & Adware
    4) Uninstalling Old & Unused Programs...

    Read the entire article at
    OurCompGuy, Jan 8, 2007
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    Robert Baer Guest

    Other ways:
    1) Higher RPM hard drive will speed file read and write times.
    2) For on-the-net operations, a higher speed connection will do wonders.
    3) Have as few "background" tasks running as possible; unfortunately
    this includes anti-adware software and anti-virus software.
    Use of the HOSTS file can help mitigate damages.
    Use of Win98SE will help a lot as it is so old that it does not
    support root kits or "attract" hackers; it is extremely stable.
    Do *NOT* use OE or IE, !period! . If you can remove these POSes
    without crippling software (some of newer Corel software "demands" IE6),
    then do so. If you do remove them, make damn sure that they are gone
    from the hard drive in all of its aspects - meaning variations of the
    naming schemes (yes, plural!). Then ZAP them from the registry (after
    backing it up). Power down and reboot after removal and check again;
    some of this shit is worse than a virus and is impossible to remove
    (dependent on OS).
    If at all possible, *exclusively* use WebMail for all e-mail; set the
    spam settings as high as possible.
    Naturally, if a missive is not from anyone you know (or expect) then
    it is *very* likely spam; and if the subject is not recognizable, it is
    *very* likely spam.
    If both "source" and "subject" do not fit, it *is* spam.
    Obvously, banks, brokers and Microsoft *NEVER* send e-mails to you;
    contact is by postal service.
    And *NEVER* look at any e-mail out of curiosity.

    Roughly speaking, the above criteria excludes over 90 percent of all
    incoming s-mail even after the spam screening by the ISP for your e-mail.
    Robert Baer, Jan 13, 2007
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    tony sayer Guest

    Memory leaks anyone?, used it a lot here over the years and was
    gladdened to see the back of it and that abortion WIN ME..

    WIN 2 K has been about the best micro-s has done all since has been
    tony sayer, Jan 13, 2007
  4. use of the hosts file to block those sites can cause some sites not to
    open . There is a prog HostsToggle
    Win98 has no firewall with it. Win XP has a nice small one.
    this is security, not speed.

    why not use OE? If you use OE sensibly then it's fine. Don't run
    attachments. Don't enter user/pass on phishing websites.
    IE is quite fast. default settings made it more susceptible. It was
    only with Win98 SP2 that they secured it a bit more, maybe .better
    default settings for activex.
    SLOW! (entering user/pass to check email..)
    and yahoo doesn't seem to always quote properly even with plain text
    setting (usenet style bottom posting). dunno about hotmail..

    this sounds like advice to an end user whose computer has to be like a
    padded cell. 'Cos he messes it up and can't fix it himself.

    Win XP and a non admin account isn't a bad idea. It limits all programs
    and the user-where hey can write files, where in the registry they can
    touch, hence malware programs can't hurt the OS much if at all.
    jameshanley39, Jan 16, 2007
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