Well maintained computer reciprocate its owner durability, stability and undiminished performance. We show how to take care of him.
Disable unnecessary Windows services
1) Analysis of the current state of the system
Before you start any action, you should always assess the degree of „contamination” of the operating system. You do not need to install anything (in the end it would mean further littering), just use useful, but little-known system tool – Monitor resources and performance. Call the command line using the keyboard shortcut [Windows] + [R], and then issue the command „perfmon / report”. The system will analyze their own state and the time will display a detailed report. At the top, highlighted in red, are errors and broken devices. In the case of a large number of broken equipment before taking further actions need to be done with them first order and remove them from your system. In turn, entries marked with a green color is a sign that in that part of the system is fine.
2) Arrange Startup
A lot of applications installed on the system automatically sets their modules in such a way that they are loaded into memory immediately after startup. You do not need a genius to guess that the excess of such programs unduly burden the system before it was even started with him to work.An excellent tool for external (but does not require installation) program is Autoruns. The application displays each and every component, program, process or service that is loaded into memory during startup of the system. We recommend that you use just Autoruns
3) Organize services
That early msconfig useful tool to optimize system services. When you run this program using the command „msconfig” (note the [Windows] + [R]), go to the „Services” and check the box „Hide all Microsoft services”. This will avoid the risk that, in the throes of cleaning disable vital system service.Those that remain visible are associated with additional applications. If you do not need them, deactivate them.
4) Removal of rubbish
Everyone, but it’s absolutely every program during operation generates temporary files. Well written code clean up after themselves, but the most common system disk is becoming more and more populated with unnecessary data. Recipe turns out CCleaner. Tool to cleanse the system disk of unnecessary data, remove incorrect or unnecessary entries in the registry. The advantage of CCleaner is freedom of choice range of cleaning – you can specify which programs or elements of the system to be cleaned. Using the program is very easy: the left side you choose what you want to clean, then you click on „Analysis”, and after obtaining the results – „Run CCleaner”.
The new application model in the latest Windows 8 also requires cleaning. The following tips will help you orders.
1) Elimination of applications Windows 8
Microsoft’s latest operating system in addition to the classic programs offer an alternative distribution model applications that are downloaded and installed from the Microsoft store. This is a convenient solution, but after a longer time, it appears that the number of tiles visible on the start screen of Windows 8 starts to exceed the user’s perceptual capabilities – in one word: messy. This can be easily remedied by eliminating unnecessary applications from the Start screen and the whole system. Uninstalling Windows 8 is very simple: click on the tile of the application, right-click the mouse, and then a set of options displayed along the bottom edge of the screen select „Uninstall”. The indicated element is removed from the system.
2) Clean Desktop
We know how to clean the Start screen, but it is also a classic Windows desktop, which for many users is quite fast cluttered files, needed at the moment shortcuts to programs, etc. At the outset, we propose to remove unnecessary programs. If after this operation icons on the desktop on a lot, we recommend using Fences useful program that lets you create on your desktop icons transparent groups. Solution allows you to store thousands of icons – although we will not have a mess. Note, free is just an older version of Fences 1.01. The current version of Fences 2.10 is payable.
3) Organize your start menu
However, if you are still using Windows 7 or earlier versions, you will be interested advice on organizing the classic Start menu. Right-click the Start menu and from the context menu, select „Properties” In the window that appears, go to the „Start Menu” and click „Customize”. In this way it will be possible to determine how the different types of objects displayed in the Start menu to be displayed, and how to behave. You can, for example, to make the documents were presented in a menu, not a standard – as a link to a specific folder.
4) Removal of redundant controllers
Outdated drivers can potentially cause a system failure. The device, which in the system are assigned mismatched drivers may indeed work, but at the same time incorrect applications may cause performance degradation of the whole system. To avoid this, use the built-in Windows Device Manager to verify that the system is not visible with the wrong device drivers. If they do occur, they are easy to notice, because they are marked with an exclamation mark. So designated hardware drivers you need to update. To simplify this work may be free SlimDrivers program.
Save gigabytes of disk tidying
Long niesprzątany PC is even tens of gigabytes of unnecessary data! It’s time to make the order. How? The following guidelines.
1) Before the switch to SSD
SSDs crossbow performance, but are much lower than conventional hard disk capacity.
2) Check the file system
The built-in Windows Resource Monitor and performance, which we mentioned at the beginning of the article, ignores the file system check on the disk. This can be done in a different way. Please call the Command Prompt mode with administrator rights. Top in the search box in the Start menu, type „cmd”. Then the icon, which will be searched for, click the right mouse button and from the context menu, select „Run as administrator”. When
3) Disk Defragmentation
Regular (but not too often) to defragment the disk (eg carried out once a month) improves performance of the system – as a result, combination scattered over the surface of the disk file fragments. All versions of Windows – from XP after 8 – have built-in utility called Disk Defragmenter. Note!Never perform defragmentation on SSDs. The beneficial effect on the performance of disk defragmentation and thus
4) Elimination of duplicate files
Manually delete duplicate files from hard drives is a cumbersome and inefficient work, because so many ignore the duplicate files. Useful in such situations, it turns out AntiTwin program. After it is enabled, simply select the folder where you suspect the presence of duplicate files, and run the search. The program also offers a search subfolders.
5) Deleting the Windows.old
If you do a health upgrade installation type (for example, switching from Windows Vista to Windows 7), it is very possible that the C: drive is still in the folder „Windows.old”. Run the „cleanmgr”, select the drive, and then select „clear system files”, „OK” and „delete data”.
Using the Internet also causes a steady increase in the amount of temporary data that are, even when they are no longer needed.
1) Purification of Internet Explorer
If you are using Internet Explorer and recommended by us have used CCleaner, you will note that this tool also allows for clearing the browser temporary files. You can also perform this task using the tools built into the system. With a running IE 10, expand the menu „Tools” and select „Internet Options”. In the window that appears on the „General” in the „Browsing history” check the box „Delete browsing history on exit”. From now on, each time the browser will disable it deleted cookies, temporary files and data from forms.
2) Purification Firefox
One of the biggest advantages of Firefox is the huge number of available extensions. However, they also represent a significant burden on the program, especially when poinstalowane are in abundance and are not used. To easily get rid of them, just launch your browser, and then call an overview of extensions by typing in the address bar, click „about: addons”. To remove unnecessary extension, simply click „Remove”. However, if you want to temporarily disable the selected add-on, you have to press the „Disable”.
3) Organizing Your Dropbox
The popular online service Dropbox allows you to sync files between multiple devices is considered one of the most useful tools for each komputerzepodłączonym Internet. However, files placed in the Dropbox left to themselves also sometimes create a mess. Clearing it quickly using WinDirStat. Just when you start the application indicate local Dropbox folder, and the program will conduct its analysis and legibly display, where the largest files and folders take up much space, etc. Such a report very useful to remove unnecessary items from Dropbox.
4) Cleaning Facebook
Facebook users can use the applications running within the social network. If you like to test programs of this type, it very quickly our account on Facebook is very cluttered. There is a simple way: just go to your profile and visit www.facebook.com / AppCenter / us in this way you will get to a page with a list of applications – from the list remove these programs, which certainly will not be benefited.
5) Purification Google
To remove the story online, log on to the selected Google (eg Gmail), your profile photo next to expand the menu, select „Privacy” on the next page in the section „Privacy in Google” click „Login Panel”. Go to the „History”, where you will find the link „Deleteitems from your Web History „. From the list that appears, clear the search results.