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To some degree computer works just as cars, when you take care of it; it can run for quite a few years, but if you don’t keep it fit, it will become out of work very soon. General speaking, a computer is designed to be used for about 5 to 10 years. But if you don’t give it maintenance, it may break down just after 1 or 2 years of using. Below are five tips for you to keep your computer fit to prevent it from being a slow one:
Registry is the crucial part of a computer which records every steps computer took. That means invalid entries will also be record by registry automatically. As time go by, more and more registry will be filled by invalid entries, and then your computer runs slower and slower. Cleaning registry regularly will fast your computer apparently. Search reputable registry cleaning software on line will not be too difficult. But remember to choose one with back function as you may loose some important files when you clean registry for the first time.
De-fragment your hard drive and get a backup one
De-fragment your hard drive means that you make your computer’s hard drive more orderly. This step will make you work more effectively. Just like you are working in an office where all the necessary files are placed. Will you enjoy working in an office where is filled with unneeded files and chaos? Absolutely not! Neither will a computer!
If you have many photos or files that you want to keep but don’t normally access, purchase a backup hard drive and store them on there to free up room on your computer.
Empty cache and temporary files
More and more people, especially the old ones like to put the files on the desktop. That’s very convenient when you find these files, but your computer will become slower and slower when you put more and more files on your desktop. That’s because when you put these files on your computer’s desktop, these files are store in your drive C in fact. As it is known, windows XP needs 15G to operate, others windows platforms need 3 to 5 G to operate. Too much files on the desktop will use your drive C’s memory. That’s why your computer turns into a slow one.
Uninstall Programs You Don’t Use
New computers usually come with a lot of applications and programs you probably won’t ever use. Older computers can also accumulate these over time as well. Sometimes these programs may be running in the background without you knowing it, slowing down your computer. Take a look at all the programs you have on your computer and uninstall the ones you never touch.
Update your anti-virus software timely
Spyware and adware can not only steal your personal information but also slow down your computer. Keep it in mind: never download anything from unbelievable web. Update your anti-virus program can prevent your computer being invaded by spyware and adware.
Clear Out the Dust
Something you may not have thought of. Dust can build up overtime and restrict airflow throughout your system. This may cause your computer to overheat and not perform as well.
In addition to the above tips, make sure you get regular updates for your operating system and drivers.