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Defraggler: Freeware Friday

I do maintenance on my computer weekly to keep it clean and organized so it will run at top performance. Part of maintaining an organized system includes defragging your hard drive. Here’s my favorite free utility for the job. It’s Defraggler. Defraggler, from Piriform (Yes, the same company that makes another one of my favorite […]

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How to Fix Slow Loading Folders in Windows 7

The mystery started about 6 months after I bought my new machine.  My new Windows 7 PC started slowing down when loading folders that had a few hundred downloads in them.  At first I figured it was just a fragmentation HD issue or perhaps my Anti-Virus was going wacky on me.  Unfortunately after trying all these basics, […]

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How to Manage Startup Programs in Windows Using CCleaner

Sick of annoying programs always starting when your computer boots up?  You should be.  They take up extra memory AND they slow down the boot time significantly. MrGroove recently explained how to disable startup items using MSCONFIG, a utility that is built-in to windows however a few of the groovyReaders left some comments about other […]

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