Sunday, 13 July 2014


                       Make Your Pc Faster, Guaranteed

1. First, run a scandisk or checkdisk. Let Windows fix any errors.

2. Run a disk cleanup utility...this will flush your temporary internet folder,
trash can, temp system files, etc.

3. Delete any garbage files or data...if possible, run a Duplicate File Finder

4. Run Defrag on all partitions (NOTE: run this after you have deleted all trash
and excess files!)

5. Run a registry cleaner utility and delete or get rid of any orphaned entries
in that registry.

6. Check your exisiting swap file for it's size and location (*will explain
location later in the post). If you have alot of ram (i.e. 1 gig and over) set this swap file to something small, like 250 mb. The reason is that this will force Windows to load more into memory, resulting in faster performance 

(note: some games and applications actually require a certain sized swap file so check your applications performance after making a size adjustment for any
error messages.)

7. Under XP, you can tell Windows to use Classic Style on your desktop, - this
will remove the neat single click and internet-style desktop but for lower end
systems this will improve performance in other areas, such as gaming and

8. Run msconfig and under startup and only keep the programs that are
essential to load in the tray icon (and hence stay resident in memory).
Uncheck anything else non-essential, like an ATI or Nvidia control panel,
Quicktime utility, Real Audio, etc.

9. Upgrade drivers! Check for the latest BIOS, video, motherboard, sound, etc
drivers from the manufacturers. Alot of my friends had chipsets on their
motherboard that had advanced disk management capabilities or AGP port
settings but the drivers weren't loaded for them so they were never being
used. A simple upgrade realized a noticeable difference. For instance, they
didn't have the latest driver for their AGP port so it was set to 1x, instead of
being used at 4x!

10. (OK, so this won't speed up your PC but it could save you alot of time and
trouble later on!) After making all these improvements, make a working
backup! I use Ghost, but for XP users you can also use System Restore...