Speed up your slow computer. The Easy Guide.

This guide is an easy to follow step by step guide to get the best possible speed out of your computer. We will not explain what each program is for. To keep it simple all you need to do is follow each step in order to speed up your computer. We recommend you have at least 512MB RAM installed on your PC

Step 1. (Only do this step if you are comfortable with opening your Computer case). Disconnect all cables from your Computers and remove the side panels, some PC’s have buttons instead of screws. Now get a 1 inch soft bristle brush and a vacuum cleaner. Turn on vacuum cleaner & gently using the brush, clean away any dust into the vacuum cleaner hose, do not breath in any dust. Do not put vacuum cleaner hose directly on any computer parts. When satisfied its clean put the covers back on and reconnect the cables. Your computer CPU will run a little cooler. Turn on the computer

Step 2. Download and install Ccleaner. http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

Run the program, click “Analyze” wait for the progress bar to stop and the information to appear in the window. Then click “Remove”, and then click OK. When it is complete close the program by clicking the “X” button in the top right corner. Then click Start then All Programs then accessories then system tools then click disk cleanup. Then select the C drive, wait for scan to finish, then click OK, then click YES.

Step 3. Defrag the Hard Drive buy going to “Start-> All Programs-> Accessories-> System Tools. Click “Disk Defragmenter”. Then make sure the “C” Drive is selected single click on “C” will do. Then click “Defragment”. This may take a few hours especially if it has never been done before. When it has finished click “Close” and close the program.

Step 4. Click ‘Start’ then click ‘RUN’. Type msconfig in the box then click ‘OK’ Click the startup Tab and you will see boxes with ticks in them. By removing the tick the computer will not load that program automatically during start. By removing some of the programs you do not want to start you can increase the boot up time of your PC. You can safely uncheck items such as msmsgs to stop messenger from starting. Due to the large amount of startup programs and many different computer setups it is best to visit these web site and browse each item and see if they can be safely removed. Some web site to visit as follows




Step 5. Perform a full virus scan make sure virus program is up to date. Get a free virus scanner from here


Step 6. Perform a full Antispyware scan, make sure you antispyware program is up to date. Get a free one from here http://www.filehippo.com/download_ad-aware/

Step 7. Download and run this program http://www.filehippo.com/download_cwshredder/

Then click ‘FIX’ then click ‘OK’. When finished click “NEXT” then click “EXIT”.

Step 8. Click Start then Control Panel make sure you switch to classic view on the left hand side then double click Add / Remove Programs. Go through the list of installed programs and remove the programs that you don’t use anymore, this helps free up some space and makes the registry a little smaller. Do not remove any Windows or Hot Fix items. When finished close the Add /Remove Programs box down by clicking the “X” in the top right corner of the box. Leave the control Panel window open and proceed with step 9

Step 9. Double click System then click the Advanced tab near the top of the box you will see 3 buttons which say “Settings”. Click the first Setting button. Then make sure the first 10 boxes are unchecked. Then click the Advanced tab then click the Change button, in the virtual memory box make sure the green dot is in the little circle next to “System managed size” then click ‘SET’ then click OK. Click OK again. Restart the computer.

I will add more or amend this guide as needed soon but it is a good start.

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How to put video in the iphone for free.

Videora iPhone Converter is a free iPhone video converter that converts video files, YouTube videos, movies and DVD’s so you can play them on your iPhone. The software, developed by the creators of Videora, can convert all types of video files (avi, divx, xvid, flv, x264, vob, mpeg, DVD’s, YouTube, etc.) into the proper video formats (MPEG-4, H.264) that play on the iPhone.

Videora iPhone Converter + Videora allows you to download, convert and copy video to your iPhone automatically, using BitTorrent and RSS technology.

Go straight to the How To Guide Here http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/iPhone/guide/video-to-iphone/

Video to iPhone Converter Guide Converting video files in Videora iPhone Converter is dead easy (when connected to the internet), as it has a built-in online guide to help you convert your videos. This guide will show you how to convert your video files.

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Dell RAM Upgrade not working, limited to 256Mb RAM

I see this every so often when upgrading DELL PC Memory, I get the message
O S Install mode enabled. Amount of available memory
limited to 256MB. Strike the F1 key to continue. F2 to run the setup

To fix this simply press F2 and scroll down to OS install mode and press space bar once to turn off os install mode, press Esc to exit, saving the changes you made, this will restart the system and the whole amount of RAM will be available. Dont forget to go to control panel–system–advanced tab—-performance click settings then click advanced then click change then check the system managed size circle then click the set button then click OK, then OK again and click OK once more, restart the PC and you will notice a performance increase with the new RAM.

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How to remove fake virus software.

Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-malware update it and run it. if it wont let you run it or update it, then restart your PC into safe mode with networking ( pressing F8 During startup will display the safe mode menu ) , then run the software and perform a full scan. When the full scan is complete, follow the onscreen instructions to remove the nasties and then restart your PC, Do another scan just to make sure its all gone. Good Hunting.

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Windows Security Center Service Can’t be Started FIX

After removing malware from your computer sometime the windows security service will not start. To fix this just run “services.msc” from the run prompt or search box in Vista. Scroll down to Security Center and double click on it, then change start up type to Automatic and click apply, then click the start button on that window, close the services window and restart your computer then your good to go.

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Hi from down under

I am migrating from Typepad to WordPress. I will be adding some old posts and some new. I hope you find the info posted useful, feel free to send in questions about your computer problems or stories.

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