If you are anything like most people I know you always seem to wish that your computer was running faster. As many times as I have explained what to do to friends and family they never seem to absorb the information and always call me every few months wanting to get their computer “sped up” again.
I have even posted a laminated page for one relative to help them with all the techniques I use to speedup my computer and theirs each time I get that call.
Here are a few quick tips.
Disable the search indexing feature in Windows
Search google for your version of Windows and disable search indexing if you need to know exactly how. Since there are so many different versions of Windows I will just give you the exact search words. “disable search indexing Windows 7″
Turn off unwanted services
Right click on my computer and click properties or manage. Then you can turn off services that you don’t need. Be careful with this. You can search google for service name and see if you need it. Turn off the search indexing feature in the services section.
Cleanup your PC
- Intel significantly speeds up graphics under Linux (X.org) (cgit.freedesktop.org)
- All Work and No Pay: The Great Speedup (motherjones.com)
- New patches to speed up R 2.13.0 (r-bloggers.com)
- How To Fix Slow Folders In Windows Explorer (ghacks.net)