You don’t have to be tech savvy to improve the speed of your computer. There are some things that are easy to do that will make a great improvement in speed.
Many people internet speed is the most important thing to them. If this is the case for you then you can go into the tools section to make some changes to improve this speed. In the tools section is the where you will find Internet Options.
On the screen you will see a window that shows your home page, the site you have chosen as your host for any internet session; delete, to clear unnecessary clutter; search, setting for internet search engine ie google yahoo; tabs setting, how your websites are displayed in your open window, and appearance, what colors and font etc.; Click the delete key.
Another window will open that gives you these choices: Temporary internet files, copies of web pages , images and media; Cookies,files stored from websites; History, all sites visited, form data, all information filled into any forms you have completed; password, any log in information, inprivate filtering, any stored information that websites maybe sharing; Click those items you wish to erase from your computers memory. A small screen will pop up to show deletions progress. Once finished that window will close. Click ok and you are done!
Speeding up the internet process can help make your computer experience more enjoyable. These are easy things you can do to improve your computers internet speed.
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If you are frustrated at how slow your computer boots up or responds when opening programs and files there are things you can do to improve its speed.
When you are browsing the internet history is saved including temporary files and cookies. Removing these will not only free up space on the hard drive it will allow your system to run faster. To remove these items is easy by going into the Tools section of the browser and going to the General tab of Internet Options. Find Browsing History and click the box “delete browsing history on exit”. This will automatically remove history files from being saved on your system.
You can also improve how fast your system runs by compressing files and defragmenting the system. These processes will scan through your computer to analyze the space available. It will reorganize your programs and files in order allowing your system to run faster.
This process is easy to perform as well. However, realize that if you have a large hard drive full of data and are running the disk defragment process for the first time it may take several hours. To begin the process go to the My Computer icon and right click on the drive you want to defrag – usually the C: drive. Check the box “compress drive to save disk space” and then click on the “disk cleanup” icon. After doing this you can then choose “defragment now” being sure all programs are windows are closed.
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Spyware, adware, malware and viruses are nasty beasts that can cause your computer to slow down along with even more damaging consequences.
Spyware is a program that has a malicious intention to do something bad to your PC. They are usually installed without you knowing about it. They are commonly installed when you click on “I agree” automatically as most people do without reading all the fine print. Spyware will consume your internet bandwidth, computer memory and system resources and can grind it to a halt. It can even modify, delete and disable files, programs, folders, and even components and services that are essential to the operating system of the computer.
Trojans, worms and back doors can open up your PC to more intrusions by spyware programs. They can be installed on your computer making it a “host” or “bot”. This will collect, analyze and send data to anywhere in the world. They can use your PC to spread spam.
Malware can cause conflicts with your other software causing your PC to freeze up or even crash. They can even steal your information on your computer including credit card information, passwords and other personal data.
They will monitor your web activity and record the sites you visit, collecting this information and relaying it to companies.
As you can see this can be very damaging not only to your computers speed but to your confidential information. Having a quality malware prevention, detection and removal tool is key to a healthy computer.
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Your computer can seem fine to work on if you are just typing documents and running mild software programs. But you really can notice issues with your computer when you begin to surf the internet. Web sites may be slow to load. Your system can freeze up. There are many issues that can cause your browsing experience to be just outright painful.
Fortunately there is a ton of information, tools and tips you can find online to optimize your computer so that browsing the net is a breeze. In the internet explorer program itself there are several tools that will help improve your browsing experience. You are able to delete internet history, clear cached files, delete temporary files. You can adjust the security settings to reduce unwanted files from downloading including spyware, adware and shareware.
You can change settings in your computer that will allow you to download more files simultaneously however this may have a negative effect on the speed of your internet experience.
Other things to check is your network. Sometimes network issues will cause your browsing experience to be slow. Where you place your router and the other devices you have connected to you system can interfere with your experience. Mapped network drives that are not available can cause many issues with slowness of your PC.
Keeping your system maintained and free from unnecessary programs and files will help you enjoy it more when you are surfing the internet.
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There are some simple things you can do to help improve the speed you experience when you are surfing the internet. The first thing you should do especially if you download a lot of stuff is to change the default limit of concurrent downloads. You can have up to sixteen files downloading at the same time from the same server if you want to. You make the change to the registry key:
Add a new value called DWORD then add an entry named MaxConnectionsPerServer and set the value to sixteen.
Another thing you can do to improve the performance of your computer is to disable the indexing service. Indexing consumes a lot of system resources and this can have a negative effect on your computers performance. When you disable indexing you will not only free up space on your hard drive you can improve the performance of it as well. You can disable indexing in the Services tab of the Administrative Tools in the Control panel. Just right click and choose “Disable”.
The default setting for cache in Internet Explorer is set to hold a large amount of cache. This can take up precious space on your hard drive as well as causing your disk to be fragmented. When you lower the maximum size of your internet cache to be one hundred-twenty eight it provides for the optimal level helping to improve your systems performance as well as preventing any other issues.
There are a few more tricks for laptop users to get their computers to run faster. Many times laptop users will make a website available to view even when offline. This is especially done if the internet connection is dialup or slow. Making a site available this way will actually take up significant hard drive space on your laptop. As laptops generally have smaller hard drives than desktops the real estate on the drive is even more precious. Also over time these saved sites have become obsolete and dated. It is best to clean up and get rid of any offline site if you really do not need it.
An alternative to deleting files is to compress them. Compressing files will not delete them. It just makes the space they take up smaller. If you ever do need a file that has been compressed it will take it a bit longer to open up however.
The Disk Cleanup procedure is a good tool that will allow you to free up a substantial amount of drive space by removing unneeded files.
Once you have cleaned up your laptop of all these unnecessary items or compressed them to free up space the next tool to run is the Disk Defragmenter. This utility will take all the pieces of programs and files that have been scattered all over your hard drive and place them neatly in one area.
When you perform these processes you should notice a significant increase in the speed as which your laptop operates.
One Saturday night, I was streaming through a video website watching an episode of my favorite television show when suddenly my internet connection disappeared. I tried to check the wireless router, no problem was detected. I tried a reboot but still no internet connection. Confused and clueless, I asked assistance from my internet provider. The first question that came into my mind was; “Did I pay my bill?” A call to the internet provider costumer service answered my question. Yes, I did pay my bills. The morning after, still with no internet connection detected, I sought help from a computer technician. It was then when I found out that the LAN cable connecting my router to the phone line was defective and needed to be replaced.
The LAN cable is the conductor and the path in which the internet connection runs to provide internet to our PC’s. Since in the set up of server and routers the LAN cables are hidden, it is usually the last thing we suspect when there is a problem in the internet connection. The most common cause of damage to the LAN cable is the tearing of the cable cover due to constant friction and heat, the damage caused by animals like rats biting the cable and the expiration of the cable.
To maximize the lifespan of our LAN cables, we must choose the recommended brands. The quality of the LAN cable is very important to the speed of the internet connection. A damaged of a single microfiber inside the LAN cable can change the speed of the internet connection.
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There are some things that you can do to improve how fast your internet browsing experience. The things you can do on the internet can affect how fast it performs. Downloading is one area that you may find frustrating if the settings on your computer are not optimal for what you do.
There is a limit of the number of concurrent files you can download. The default setting is to only allow two downloads at a time. You can change that setting to up to sixteen as long as they are from the same server.
To change the setting is a registry edit found at in the key:
Change the DWORD value by right clicking on it and changing it to no more than16.
Another thing you can do to free up system resources is to disable indexing services. Indexing can consume a significant amount of system resources. When you disable this feature you can actually free up space on your hard drive improving its performance. To change this setting is in Services in Administrative Tools in the Control Panel. Just choose Disable by right clicking on Indexing Service.
Resizing the cache of your Internet explorer settings can also keep your system free of unnecessary files. For optimal performance reduce the maximum cache size to 128 megabytes. You can change this setting in the General settings in the Tools of the Internet Options of Internet Explorer.
The display speed of menus is another setting that you can optimize. You will find this setting in the System folder in the Control Panel from the Start menu. Clear out the Slide and Fade options.
If you have no trouble whatsoever connecting to the Internet through your ISP (Internet Service Provider) you might not think the least bit about this. However, if you are constantly seeing your Internet connection going in and out and you know that it is not due to bad weather (and you are current on your bill) you need to consider something else here. You need to think about the fact that you Internet connection settings and bandwidth settings are slightly off. They might also not be at the levels that you need them to be.
This is one problem that you may or many not be able to fix on your own. The first thing to check is your Internet connectivity for Windows itself. To do that you need to consult your Owner’s/User Manual as each PC is different. You can also contact your ISP and ask a technician there what the settings are that they use. Also ask what the settings would be that you need to ensure peak performance and continuous connection.
If you are not able to get anywhere this way then you might want to talk with someone that specialize in matters like this, someone that is in the IT – Information Technology – field. That person might be able to give you a clue about what is going on and what to do about it. This is not saying that you are always going to be able to find your answers this way, just giving you a place to start.
One of the most quoted and recognized sources of troublesome viruses, spyware, adware, malware and other “nastys” happens to be in downloadable things online. It is all over the place to watch what and how much you download and install onto your PC. Do you realize that you are actually shortening your PC’s lifespan by constantly downloading, installing and then deleting/uninstalling things? Do you know what could be hidden in that cute little graphic that someone sent you through a social media application?
Are you aware that it is some of those applications themselves that are the problem? Do you know that it is social media applications and games that tend to cause the most trouble these days? This writer has heard of this happening more and more often; and so have you more than likely. So are you downloading trouble to your computer my friends? Even if you take every single precaution that has been talked about, you and your PC might still be vulnerable to attack by something that you might not even think about.
When you are doing a lot of downloading and installing of applications, programs, music/ movies, video clips and documents you need to know that you are not downloading trouble with them. Sometimes it would be better to not download anything other than what you absolutely need to have to make your PC work properly. If you work from home or on your PC all the time you are likely to be downloading all sorts of necessary software and documents for work.