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MakeUseOf.com Windows on Speed

MakeUseOf.com Windows on Speed

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The ultimate guide to speeding up your slow Windows computer.
The ultimate guide to speeding up your slow Windows computer.

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Published by: MakeUseOf.com on Dec 18, 2010
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 Windows On Speed
TinaSieber
MakeUseOf.com
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 Windows On Speed
 By: Tina Sieber Edited by: Justin Pot
This manual is intellectual property of MakeUseOf. It must only be published in its original form.Using parts or republishing altered parts of this guide is prohibited without permission.
 
 
 
 Windows On Speed
TinaSieber
MakeUseOf.com
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Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 51. Why does Windows slow down? ............................................................................................ 6Disk Fragmentation ............................................................................................................... 6Running Software and RAM................................................................................................. 7Space on System Drive ......................................................................................................... 7Malware .................................................................................................................................. 7Windows Registry ................................................................................................................... 8Hardware Issues ..................................................................................................................... 8Overheating ....................................................................................................................... 8Graphics Card ................................................................................................................... 82. How can I maintain top performance? ................................................................................ 9Keep a System and a Data Partition .................................................................................. 9Windows 7 ......................................................................................................................... 10Windows XP ...................................................................................................................... 12Move and Redirect All Personal Files to the Data Partition ........................................... 13Windows 7 ......................................................................................................................... 13Windows XP ...................................................................................................................... 14Perform a Disk Cleanup ...................................................................................................... 14Defragment Your Hard Drive ............................................................................................. 16Windows 7 ......................................................................................................................... 17Windows XP ...................................................................................................................... 18Free RAM by Uncluttering Windows Startup .................................................................... 19Increase Virtual Memory .................................................................................................... 20Windows 7 ......................................................................................................................... 20Windows XP ...................................................................................................................... 22Upgrade Your RAM ............................................................................................................. 23Protect Your System from Malware .................................................................................. 23Uninstall Programs the Proper Way ................................................................................... 24Windows 7 ......................................................................................................................... 24Windows XP ...................................................................................................................... 24Outsource and Simplify System Maintenance ................................................................ 25

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