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Any PC savvy moms in this group?

Posted by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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I just helped my cousin make a CM account and I wanted her to be able to use her own PC. Problem is... Her PC is trash. It is broken in half, slow as hell and has literally no batterly life.  You can't even unplug it to walk downstairs without it dying and you losing everything.. Like I said. Trash. The top half is taped to the bottom half. 

I want to know how we can speed it up a bit. Any sites to go on where we can speed up her PC. For free would be nice but cheap prices would be cool too.  

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by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jan. 11, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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To speed up your computer and free up space and memory for free:

Go to the Start Menu> Run
Type in "appwiz.cpl"
Uninstall whatever you don't need.

Next, go to Start> Run and type in "msconfig".
Go to the Startup Tab and uncheck everything you don't want to startup. If you want, you can uncheck everything, and your anti-virus will still restart itself when you log on.

Now go to My Computer> Hard Drive> Documents and Settings> [USER NAME]> Local Settings> and delete everything inside the Temp Folder. (This is a hidden folder so you will need to have "show hidden files and folders" checked in Folder Options) All the files in this folder are just temporary files that your Internet stored for certain websites.

Next, you should install CCleaner; it will get rid of alot of temporary files on your computer. It also has a registry repair system, which is easily the best free one available on the Internet:
http://www.ccleaner.com/download

Another option is to try defragmenting your computer.
Go to the Start Menu and go to All Programs
Go to Accessories and System Tools.
Choose Disk Defragmenter and when it loads click defragment.

Next, go to Device Manger (Start> RightClick My Computer> Properties> Hardware Tab> Device Manager) and expand all listings. Now rightclick and update all drivers.

Another thing I would say is to compress your files if you already haven't.
Open My Computer and right click on your hard drive
Check the Compress Drive button and let it do its thing.

Finally, make sure your Hard Drive doesn't have any bad sectors. Go to My Computer> Right Click Hard Drive> Properties> Tools Tab> Check Now> Check both boxes and Start. It will ask you to reboot, so reboot. This will clear out any bad sectors on your Hard Drive.

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jan. 11, 2013 at 7:06 PM

http://en.softonic.com/s/speed-up-laptop

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