DIY: Limpieza de hardware y optimizacion

DIY NortonLive PC Power Boost for Windows 7 or Vista

If you are using Windows XP, Click Here About the Service: Slow startup times and sluggish behavior are all signs of a PC in need of a Power Boost. These instructions will help you trim the fat and get your computer back in the fast lane.

Disclaimer: Modifying your computer system can cause system failure. Symantec assumes no liability for the application of the steps contained herein.

Step 1
Create a System Restore Point
System Restore is a feature that backs up critical oper ating system files and settings, allowing you to safely restore them if you make a mistake. Think of it like Undo for Windows. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Click the Windows Start menu, type System Restore into the sear ch box and press Enter on the keyboard. Click Continue to the User Account Control Screen. This will bring up the System Restor e Wizard, which will allow you to save the state of critical operating system files for later recovery if necessary. Click Open System Protection, and then click Create. In the box that appears, type "DIY Power Boost", then click Create. Restore points are very thorough, so it may take a few moments to create it. A prompt will appear when finished, letting you know that the restore point is complete. Click OK. On the System Properties window, click OK. On the System Restore window, click Cancel.

Now that you've got a safety net, move on to step 2.

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Modifying Virtual Memory
Virtual memory settings determine how Windows assigns memory resources to programs as they'r e needed. By simplifying the configuration, W indows per formance can be increased. 1. 2. Click on the Windows Start button, in the search box type SystemPropertiesPerformance. Click Continue to the User Account Contr ol Screen.

The C: dr ive should be selected by default.3. 6. Click OK. . 3. your startup time can be improved. If you are asked to restart your computer. Reducing the Recycle bin size can impact your retrieval of mistakenly deleted items. Press OK to close the window. 2. 6. you can reduce wasted space. then close the Performance Options and System Properties windows. 2. tep 3 Customize the Recycle Bin Size Files placed in the recycle bin still take up space. Research any items you may have questions about. Disabling some items may cause aspects of the computer to not function correctly. select the Startup tab. then select the Custom Size option and set Maximum size (MB) to 2048. Uncheck anything that isn't necessary. 7. Your curr ent virtual memor y settings will appear. 4. In the window that appears. Feeling faster yet? Time for step 5. select the General tab. Check the box labeled Do not show this message and click OK. Set both Initial size (MB) and Maximum size (MB) to this value. allowing you to make changes to the programs and services that load when your computer boots up. adjust accordingly. When finished. 1. select Custom size. By reducing the recycle bin's maximum size. Note the Recommended size in the section entitled Total paging file size for all drives. 7. Click the Windows Start menu. click Restart. When asked to restart your computer . tep 4 Disable Startup Items Your computer follows a list of instructions ever y time it starts up. 5. Click Set to ensur e the change is put into effect. go ahead. Right click the Recycle Bin and select Properties. return to the System Configuration Utility and re-check the items you disabled. you may be prompted about the changes you've made. even if you think they're gone. If you experience trouble of any kind after modifying the startup item list. Select the Advanced tab and click Change under the Virtual Memor y section. and a familiar ity with startup items and related tr oubleshooting is recommended. 8. In the Paging file size for selected drive. 4. This will allocate a smaller portion of your drives to the recycle bin. type MSCONFIG into the search box and press Enter on the keyboard. however. A list of your computer's startup items will appear. you're ready for step 3. ensuring less wasted space. By removing unnecessary items from this list. 1. When the System Configuration Utility appears. 5. You're now ready to move on to step 4. Click on Continue to the User Account Control screen. Upon restarting Windows. This is an advanced step. performing tasks and starting programs.

however.MSC into the search box and press Enter on the keyboard. 5. 3. Click the Windows Start menu. Click Continue to the User Account Contr ol screen. When asked which files to clean up. The Disk Cleanup Utility will then begin a complete analysis of your hard drive to determine how much . your computer has less to juggle and will behave more responsively. Click the Windows Start menu. Two of them can be safely disabled: Indexing Service and Remote Registry. 1. 3. 4. press Delete on your keyboard. with a list of folders. Now that Windows has extr a breathing room. In the event that a given temporary file is in use. 1. 3. set the ser vice's Startup Type to Disabled and click OK. perfor mance can be kept at its maximum level. Windows will let you know and prevent you from deleting it. find its name in the list. To disable a service. 2. 1. get ready for step 7. By r emoving the extraneous ones. After disabling both services. Don't worry about these items just delete the files around them. Click Continue to the User Account Control screen. close the Services console. You should now see a folder titled Temp. Select all of the files in the folder either by pressing Ctrl A on the keyboard or by clicking on the Edit menu and selecting Select All. With more junk out of the way. In the window that appears. type Disk Cleanup into the search box and press Enter. move on to step 6. type %temp% into the search box and press Enter on the keyboard. Not all are necessary. and select Properties. right click it. type SERVICES. 2. With all of the files selected. By per iodically cleaning up these files. or right click on any of the highlighted icons and select Delet e. tep 7 Running the Disk Cleanup Utility The Disk Cleanup Utility analyzes your hard drive and determines how much space it can free by deleting system files and resources that are no longer needed. The Services console will now appear. Click the Windows Start menu. select Files from all users on this computer if you only have 1 user account you may not see this screen. 4.tep 5 Disable Unneeded Services Windows manages an array of ser vices that perfor m tasks and provide various capabilities. tep 6 Delete Microsoft Windows Temporary files Windows creates temporary files to store internal data needed for its operation. 2. along with a complete list of services currently available on your computer.

sometimes even without a user 's knowledge. Nevertheless. 1. then click Delete Files when the Are you sure you want to permanently delete these files? prompt appears. 3. tep 9 Remove Unused Internet Explorer Toolbars Special toolbars are commonly installed in Internet Explorer. which is usually automatic.4. 1. This process may take up to 3 minutes depending on the speed of your computer and the size of your hard drive. The Disk Cleanup tab lists the items that can be deleted and the amount of space each will free. Close the Progr ams and Featur es window when finished uninstalling unwanted toolbars. Step 10 continues the process. This is just one of many ways to optimize your browser. This time. Be sure to leave the Programs and Featur es window open for the next step. The Disk Cleanup Utility will begin erasing the specified files and will close itself when finished. Now that even more fat's been trimmed. 2. 4. Removing them can greatly speed up browser performance. Click the corresponding Uninstall button for each program you want to remove. Once complete. select the unwanted progr ams and click their corresponding Uninstall buttons. A list of all progr ams installed on your computer should appear. o o o o o o o o o o o 5. Check the following items: Downloaded Program Files Temporary Internet Files Offline Web Pages Hibernation File Cleaner Recycle B in (pending customer appr oval) Setup Log Files System error memory dump files System error minidump files Temporary Files Web Client / Publisher Temporary Files Thumbnails Click OK. move on to step 9. space can be freed. If you completed the last step. 3. This will initiate the program's uninstall sequence. unnecessar y programs consume disk space and should be r emoved. programs are installed but used only r arely. click YES to the Are you sure you want to uninstall screen. Time for step 8! tep 8 Uninstalling Programs Often times. . Just like last time. 2. the Programs and Features window should still be open. if ever. type Programs and Featur es into the search box and press Enter. look for programs with names containing the word Toolbar. the Disk Cleanup window will appear. Click the Windows Start menu.

the Internet Options window should still be open. keeps software up-to-date. and ensures your computer is protected from thr eats as they emerge. . 2. Your browser should be in good shape by now.tep 10 Set Internet Explorer Cache size to 50 MB Internet Explorer stores copies of website data on the har d drive while browsing. Windows Update is most useful when it's set to run automatically. look for a section called Temporar y Internet Files (depending on your br owser version) . then click Continue to the User Account Contr ol screen. type Internet Options into the search box and press Enter. so go ahead and leave it open. ensur ing you're always up-to-date. tep 11 Disabling Script debugging Internet Explorer will alert you when a web page is improperly programmed. 1. Select Install updates automatically (recommended). 4. type Windows Update into the search box and press Enter on the keyboard. and then click OK. Click the Settings button to bring up the Temporary Inter net Files and History Settings window. Your browser's low-disk-space diet has begun. so it's time for step 11. 4. 3. In the window that appears. please go on to the 13 step. You'll be using the Internet Options window in the next step. Reducing the amount of space available for this process can free up hard dr ive space for other uses. but this is usually unnecessar y information that simply gets in your way. and set Inst all updates to Everyday. It's best to set the install time to a time when you'r e unlikely to be using the computer (such as late at night or early in the morning). 3. tep 12 Setup Windows Automatic Updates Windows Update is a service that fixes bugs. open the Advanced Tab and find Disable Script Debugging (Internet Explorer) and Disable Script Debugging (Other). Set the spinner marked Disk space to use to 50 and click OK. 2. 2. both of which should be in the Browsing section of the list. click the Windows S tart menu. select the Change Settings option located on the panel to the left. 1. To make sure you're configured properly. 1. 3. Your PC's operating system will now stay current. After the last step. Under the General tab. Click OK to save the changes. This time. Disabling this option can make browsing a much smoother exper ience. Step 12 is next. Click the Windows Start menu. Make sure both boxes are checked.

the amount of space in use. Click Defragment Now. 2. Enjoy! Thank you for completing these steps. type Disk Defragmenter into the search box and press Enter to start the File Defragmentation utility. Click the Windows Start menu. is your issue r esolved? Yes No .tep 13 Defragment your Hard Drive Defragmentation is an important part of cleaning a hard drive. 1. Click Continue to the User Control Account screen. It is also one of the least expensive and most overlooked methods of getting your computer to run more efficiently. and other factor s. 3. Defragmenting a hard drive can be a time consuming process. and depends on the size of your hard dr ive. Congratulations! If you have followed all of the prescribed steps you have performed a PC Power Boost on your computer.