CCleaner is a simple way to enable, disable, or completely remove startup entries. Follow along as I review the steps for Microsoft Windows.
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The same paging file that you’ve seen in XP is also found in Windows 7 and 8. It’s more efficient now, but sometimes you may still want to disable it.
Is it time to buy more RAM for your computer’s total memory capacity? Test how much your Windows system is using with Performance and Resource Monitor.
If you’re running on a speedy modern hard-drive you might see an overall improvement on your system by disabling services like SuperFetch.
Many people know that disk fragmentation can cause performance issues. What people don’t know is out-of-the-box, Windows 7 can be configured to run its built-in defrag tool on a schedule to keep disk fragmentation down to a minimum. Here’s how to enable it.
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 […]
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, […]
How to disable startup programs in Windows 7 by removing them the easy way and improve your PC startup time and performance.
Have you ever been sitting at your desk and had a moment where you wish you could push a button on your keyboard to completely clear out your browsing history? Of course, you’d want this done in an inconspicuous manner. CCleaner is a groovy tool that can do just that, but it might require a […]
When you run a netbook or an older computer, you know the importance of having squeezing every inch of performance out of what little hardware you have at your disposal. Microsoft has always allowed the context menu to render sub-lists by default, but starting with Windows XP and following with Vista and 7 they only […]
If you’re using a work computer or laptop and you’d like to make sure that you don’t leave unwanted temporary files behind, CCleaner is an efficient way to clean them up. But, if you use more than one account on said computer it can be a pain re-running the program for each one – not […]
You’re probably reading this because you found mDNSResponder.exe running on your computer and you want to know what it is, and why it is there. Fortunately, the process is not a virus and it was developed by Apple so no need to panic. There, feel better? Ok, let’s take a closer look now that the […]
One of my favorite applications was upgraded yesterday. CCleaner V2.31.1153 hit the download site over at Piriform, and I just installed it. YAHOO! For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, take a look at this article we wrote a few year ago. Essentially CCleaner is one of the best […]
You use Firefox on a regular basis, so why not tweak it a bit and increase its performance? That’s what popped into my head a few days ago, and the step-by-step tweaks below are what I’ve come up with so far. These Firefox performance tweaks should work for any Firefox user who wants to pump […]