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    Default my computer is running slow?

    Have scanned my computer and found no viruses on it, but it is running a lot slower than usually. I am trying to clean it but I would rather not go spend a whole bunch of money. If you have any suggestions plz tell me. thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: my computer is running slow?

    After using Advanced Systemcare you will soon forget that you ever had slow or virus problems.

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    Default Re: my computer is running slow?

    This thread shows several ways to clean your PC.

    I have found that keeping apps that load themselves into the Startup folder with Windows is also a very good way to speed things up. It seems every time you install an app they seem to think they need to start with Windows. Just ain't so. Also many updaters like to run in the background, Nuke them as well.

    Ctrl+Alt+Del, Task Manager, Start Up tab, Highlight an app running in the background and disable it. Reboot and see how much faster Windows will run. I have just 2 things running in addition to Windows itself, WD AV and Alps Touch Pad. Nothing else, Nada!

    You can use a little app called What's in Startup to delete these pesky apps once and for all. Scroll down a ways for the download link.

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    The other 2 things you see are simple scripts I run that run once then shutdown so they are not running in the background.

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    The more complex that Operating Systems get, the more they require regular (Weekly, not weakly) maintenance.

    We've already discussed using a batch file to clean out junk files on a regular basis. We've also discussed in great depth, using Windows' own Disk Cleanup, in the extended mode. Disk Cleanup has been an integral part of Windows, like almost Forever. But like, "Who ever uses it?". Grrrrr!

    If you don't use what you've already got, how can anyone really help you?

    I was at a customer's house this past week. He said he thought he might have a virus.
    I ran Malware Bytes (the FREE version) which was sitting right on his desktop and it found 101 problems, mostly trojans and some spyware.

    Had he just ran what he already had, I would not have had to make that service call. Ya think?

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    Default Re: my computer is running slow?

    If a machine is 'slow' read & use the following:

    http://www.forumswindows8.com/tutori...tices-5411.htm

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    Default Re: my computer is running slow?

    But then TM you would not have been able to get your service fee! I am thinking of doing something when we get closer to the Win 8 release date. I'll have to ponder on it. Perhaps an ad to see if anyone needs to learn how to use Win 8, then how to fix things when they destroy it. Hmmmm!
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 05-15-2012 at 04:14 PM.

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    I'd forgo the fee, if only people would act like they have half a brain.

    I fix broken things, I don't do stupid!



    There is virtually Nothing I can't fix. It's what I've done for a living for 48 years.

    I even developed a course which I taught to other service tech's at Xerox, called "System Fault Analysis". I saved that company and subsequent employers Millions of dollars.

    So now I have to deal with users that won't even run the most excellent software that I give them.

    I refer to the above graphic.

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    We get your point, TM. (And) Frustration can be irritating.

    Dig where you're coming from, man. Ride on!

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    Last edited by TechnoMage; 05-16-2012 at 05:23 AM. Reason: Security fix

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    "Hello, is this TechnoMage?"


    "Yes?" …

    "Well, my stupid is broken. Can you fix it?" "Do you fix stupids?"




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    I can fix 'Ignorant' by providing information, but......



    And that leaves me......Frustrated



    And even......Angry



    And.....then I become destructive





    Then I drink BEER!
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 05-16-2012 at 05:31 AM.
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