10 Tips to Make Your Computer Run Smoother

So, you've been enjoying your new computer the last few months, and as time has passed by it has been getting slower and slower. It's finally to the point that it's almost unusable, and is driving you nuts when you do use it for recreation or to do work. So what do you do? Pick it up, throw it away, and buy a new one? Nope. The correct answer is to call tech support or search the Internet and see if you can find out what is wrong with your computer and fix it. Sometimes you will need to buy a new computer, especially if your current one is like ten years old. But if you've only had it a few months to a few years, then most likely you just need to do some basic cleanup and updating of the software you have on your computer. Before you start to panic or rush out to buy a new computer, you should try the tips I have here for you to see if they will get your computer up and running like new again.

1. Update Software

I know some of you reading this might already know that it makes sense to upgrade your software such as virus and spyware protection software, but what a lot of people probably don't realize is that updating all your other software programs will also help to improve the speed of your computer. Sure your software might do exactly what it's supposed to perfectly, but the reality is that your software is full of glitches and bugs that can be fixed by downloading patches. By downloading these patches it won't only improve the efficiency of your computer and software, but it will also improve its security. Updating your software is different for each program.

Sometimes you have to do it manually from inside the program itself, and other times it's automatic. For programs like virus and spyware protection software, you should set it to automatically update. If you have other programs that auto update themselves set them to do so also. This will keep you from having to worry about updating your software yourself. For the rest of your software that doesn't automatically update itself, checking for updates at least once a month for them should be sufficient. It may seem bothersome to update your software especially if you have to do it manually, but you will be glad you did in the end and your computer will thank you for it.

2. Update Your Operating System

Along with updating your software you also need to update your operating system regularly. Your operating system is just another software program and like those other programs, it is also full of bugs and glitches that need to be fixed with updates. Windows has the option of letting you set it to update itself automatically or to update it manually when you feel like it. To adjust this option in Windows XP, go to Start>Control Panel, and click on Automatic Updates in the Control Panel window. In Window Vista go to Start>Control Panel, and click on Windows Updates. In the Windows Updates window click on Change Settings in the left pane. Regardless of which version of Windows you are using you will have the same options to choose from which are:

1. Automatically Download and Install Updates

2. Automatically Download updates, but let me choose when to install them.

3. Notify me but don't automatically download or install them.

4. Turn off Automatic Updates.

The recommend setting is of course to automatically download and install updates, but you can choose whichever settings you want then click apply to save the changes you make. Regardless of how you decide to handle updating your operating system, making sure that you do it regularly will definitely help your computer to run smoother and improve its security.

3. Defragment Your Computer

As you use your computer and add and remove files and software, overtime some of your files become fragmented and spread out over the hard disk. As time goes along this will get worse and worse and eventually your computer will slow way down. This is because the computer has to search the hard drive longer whenever you attempt to use your files. In order to fix this problem it's as simple as running the Disk Defragmenter Utility that comes with Windows. To run Disk Defragmenter go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter. Once the program opens up, to start the defragmenting process just click the button that says Defragment and let it go on its own. Because defragmenting your hard drive uses all your system resources, its best to do this only when you don't need to use your computer. I recommend you start it defragmenting at night right before you go to bed because depending on how fragmented your hard drive is, it could take several hours for the process to complete. Once the defragmenting process is done, your files will be put back together properly, and you should notice a significant increase in the speed of your computer, especially if it's been awhile since you last time you did it.

4. Delete Junk Files

Has it ever seemed like your free space on your hard drive is getting smaller or it takes longer to search for a file you can't find even though you haven't added any new files or software on your computer? This is due to fragments of files that get left behind from daily tasks you perform on your computer. Whenever you download files from the Internet or delete files to the recycling bin, bits and pieces of files are left behind that you can't see and most likely don't know about. These are the "junk" files that are created automatically by programs for temporary use but aren't deleted after the programs are done using them. These files include cookies, temporary Internet files, log files, error log files, temporary miscellaneous files, and System Restore points created every so often by Windows. This might sound like it would be lots of work to remove all of these useless files, but fear not there is a built in program called Disk Cleanup that will delete all these files for you.

To run this program go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools> Disk Cleanup. Once the program is open you will be shown a window with a couple tabs and a few options to choose from. The first tab that you see lets you choose which junk files you would like to remove. Below this window it shows you how much free space you will gain from deleting these files. Even if it's only a few kilobytes, still run the program. I have found out from using it that even if it says it will free up a few kilobytes, it usually frees up 1-5GB of space. Once you are done selecting which files you want to remove, click the OK button at the bottom of the window. Once the process is done it will automatically close. Along with deleting these junk files, if you haven't had any problems for awhile with your computer you can free up additional space by clicking the More Options tab in the Disk Cleanup window and clicking the Clean up button in the section titled System Restore. This will delete all but the most recent restore point. Once you're done deleting all your files close the program if it doesn't close by itself and your done.

5. Delete Unused Files

Along with deleting the junk files off your computer, you can also get increased performance from your hard drive by deleting files that you do know about but don't use. This includes software and all personal files you create or download such as movies, music, and pictures. Sure you might be playing only one or two PC games right now it might look cool to have 50 games installed at once, but if you're not playing them, remove them. Sure your hundreds of pictures look cool going across the screen for the My Pictures screensaver, but do you really need them all on your computer? If the answer is no then it would probably be better if you saved them all to CDs or DVDs and deleted them from your computer too.

6. Scan for Malware

Not only should you update your virus and other malware protection software regularly, but you should also actually use it. Because new forms of malware are released every day once in awhile viruses or spyware will get into your computer that your software can't detect. Because of this reason, it would be wise to run a virus and spyware scan on your computer at least once a week. Doing this will ensure that you are virus and spyware free, even if your program didn't automatically detect it on its own and again will increase computer speed.

7. Scan for Registry Errors

So you've scanned for viruses, removed junk files, defragmented your hard drive and are still having speed issues or you computer is still crashing when running programs. If none of these things did the trick, then the problem could be and probably at least partially is the fault of registry errors. The registry is like the central control and brain of all data on your computer in Windows. Almost every file you create and every program you add or remove creates entries in your system registry. Also just about any time you remove files or software, it creates registry errors. Unlike the previous tips, you will have to find a program that is designed for fixing registry errors rather than using features built into Windows. Most of them are self explanatory as to how to use them, but the one I recommend is Glary Utilities. It is the one I use personally and it finds several registry errors every time I run it. Once you pick a program you like, install and use it quite often as registry errors add up quickly. Fixing these errors will definitely make your system performance increase and be more stable.

8. Turn Off Startup Programs

Taking forever to startup seems to be a common problem for a lot of people I know. The reason your computer takes forever to start Windows and show your desktop is because of the number of programs it has been told to start on startup. A lot of these programs are unnecessary to have running at startup such as instant messaging software. The good thing is that you can turn these programs off if you choose to. To turn these programs off, go to Start and type System Configuration in the Run box and press enter. Once the System Configuration program has opened, click the startup tab. Here are all the programs listed that will startup when you first log into Windows. IF you see programs that you recognize such as Yahoo IM or AIM, uncheck them and click on Apply. Except for programs that Windows needs to run and virus and malware scanning software, pretty much all other programs can be safely deselected. Once you have made the changes you want to, close the application and restart your computer for the settings to take effect. Next time your operating system starts up you should definitely notice an increase in boot time if you deselected several of the programs. If not, then turn off some more programs or you can try my next tip.

9. Add More Ram

Sometimes, even when there is nothing wrong with your computer it will still seem to be running slow. This could be because the programs you are using on it require more memory than you currently have available in order to run smoothly. The solution, add more RAM to your computer. Adding more RAM will allow you to run more programs at the same time, and give your existing programs more memory to run in. This is especially useful for people who play a lot of games or do a lot of video and photo editing. These types of programs tend to use a lot of RAM. The downside to having to possibly add more RAM to your computer is that it costs money and requires a little tech knowledge of computers. When buying more RAM for your computer you first have to find out exactly which type it uses. Then you or someone you know has to take the side of your computer off and look for the existing RAM. Most computers have multiple slots for RAM and the chip is just a long rectangle. Installing the RAM is as simple as just placing it lightly in the slot and then pushing it into place. Once it's secure, put the side back on your computer, turn it back on and it's good to go. It's as simple as that.

10. Format Your Computer

So, you've tried all my previous tips and your computer is still running sluggishly. The last thing you can try that pretty much always fixes your problems when all else fails is to format your hard drive. Formatting your hard drive will completely wipe all files on it. This means that any errors you might have been having do to file errors, operating system errors or viruses and other malware, are now completely gone. There are few options you have for how to format your hard drive. One option is to use the recovery discs that come with most all retail computers. This method will automatically format and then reinstall your operating system and all trial software that came on your computer the first day you bought it. Another option is to boot your computer from a disc using your Windows operating system disc and running the format hard drive option from there. A third option, which is the one I usually use, is to use a Live-CD version of Linux and use a drive formatting program on it to format my hard drive, then reinstall your operating system from its install disc.

Regardless of which method you choose, the result are the same, a computer that you've had for awhile that is now like it was the first day you bought it. Before you do this though, make absolutely sure you have backed up all of your personal files to an external hard drive or to discs as these will now be gone if you didn't . The only downside I can think of to formatting your hard drive in order to make your computer fast again, is that its time consuming. Once you format it, you now have to re install all the software you use and download all your updates and patches again. This does however beat the alternative of buying a brand new computer. Despite being time consuming though, once you have your computer back to its working state again, it will definitely be running at full speed again.

So there you have it, 10 quick and easy tips that will get your computer running fast again without costing you much if any money.

Free Tips to Make Your Computer Run at a Breakneck Speed

As an owner of one of the internet cyber cafes in this world, I have come to know much about computers more than I used to know when I was still at school. In school we could find our computers already waiting for us and we couldn't know the procedures the administrators pass through to make them run as they used to do.

After getting much time with computers everyday I now know why computers are sometimes slow. All computers are the same as long they are maintained by the person who can manage them efficiently. It doesn't need you to first go for master's degree in computer science to make your computer run faster. Just follow my simple explanations and your computer will be faster.

You should always avoid unnecessary start up programs .Whenever you install a program on your computer, I think you have seen that it tries to show up every time you start your computer. Let come what may, this will retard the speed of your computer. What you must do is always to avoid them to start without your knowledge because they are also using an unnecessary amount of RAM on your computer.

o The first thing to do is to run a disk clean up...How do you do this?

Go to Start

Then to Programs

Then Accessories

Then to System tools and then lastly click on Disk Cleanup.

This will automatically show you all the files that need to be removed and the space you will gain after removing those files..

o Ever heard disk defragmentation? The amount of the data you put into your computer is scattered on your computer hard disk and what is needed is to make it come together so that the computer doesn't use a lot of force to get the expected data through different paths.

How do you do disk defragmentation?

Go to start

Then to programs

Then to accessories

Then to system tools

And lastly to Disk Defragmenter.

This will show the possibility of first to analyze how your computer's data is scattered on your computer and after analyzing it shows you how much space you are not using because of the fragmentation of data on your computer. Then you will have to defragment and make your computer faster.

o If you're through with disk defragmentation, you can now go for registry congestion clean up. When ever you are on your computer especially using the internet, you always download programs from the internet. These programs are always on the computer registry and even if you delete them or sign them out, they are still in the registry and for that matter you need to clean up the registry to get the space for more downloads and quick access to your computer.

Lastly but not least, if you are using your computer to browse the internet, I think by now you have known that there are some free programs that can be used to clean your computer just by one click on your computer. For me I have been using CCLEANER for almost a year now and I haven't seen any problem with at all.

What you have to do is, Go to Google and write install free ccleaner and you will be directed on how to download it. It will not take more than 5 minutes. To assure you this program will make your computer faster than before.

Reasons For Computer Renting and Leasing Compared to Computer Buying

In our company we always face some challenges when a new computer is up in market. Every worker is talking about new laptops and their special features and at the end of the day every one feels like getting one of such of a laptop. But Young generation workers get it hard to decide whether they should buy an expensive notebook computer with their little salaries that's when our boss came up with the decision of notebook computer leasing.

In this modern world everything can be leased out .Some people think that leasing and renting is left to cars and real estate and forget that they can also go leasing and renting of laptop computers. The best thing with notebook computer leasing is that you get a modern notebook that suites you. This could be hard when you decide to buy one because new notebooks with modern programs are always expensive.

It doesn't make any sense for you to buy a notebook every three months but with computer leasing you can get a new notebook after every 3 months. Many companies face a shortage of money when it comes to purchasing of computers to every individual in a company. Computers loose value quickly and for that matter one should consider leasing than buying. Like any machinery computers are vulnerable to depreciation which means that one will have to buy a notebook every year and that means that the company will be losing a lot of money in buying a computer for every individual in the company. But considering buying computer to leasing, it can be cheaper to a company because after the elapse of the agreed period the computer will be returned back and may be given a new one or refresh the contract if the computers are still functioning to its fullest.

In this computing world it is on record that every other day new programs are manufactured and some computers that were purchased some years ago don't have those programs. How will you manage to get a computer with new programs at higher price? Just go for a computer leasing and you will be relieved because this may not need the involvement of looking for a loan from the bank like the case of computer buying.

If you are in a big company, you need to engage your accountant to determine whether the company should go for laptop computer buying or renting option. Low cost computers are found everywhere as long as one wants computers for secretarial work in their offices.

Some sections of the company may need high end computers which may require the company to lease from out and if the company sees it right, it may go ahead and purchase them. So it is up to the company to sort things out.

Depending on the size of the company, the computers shouldn't be a burden. But suppose it is a small company that can manage its workers closely, then the decision of buying may occur. On the other hand when it is the big company with many branches in different places, the decision of rent to buy may be used .So depending on individual decisions, one could think of renting a computer or buying.

WHERE TO GET THEM? Almost all bigger computer companies like Dell, Sony, Toshiba and many others deal in notebook computer leasing .It is up to your company to contact any computer suppliers near you to see how the deal can be dealt with. For individuals, there are very many companies on the net that deal on notebook computer selling and renting. A company like Tigerdirect can give good deals on Laptop renting and leasing.

6 Things to Consider When Buying a New Computer

Is your computer very old?
Is it too slow or the memory is filled up, that you are thinking of buying a new computer?
Before you go to the computer shop, let me show you 6 things to consider when buying a new computer.

1. Computer brand: when buying a new computer the first thing that should come into your mind should be what brand of computer do I want to buy. Brand of a computer is determined by some fact like brand popularity, brand durability and availability of parts in the market.

2. Purpose of the computer: secondly the purpose of the computer should be considered. You have to ask yourself what am I buying this computer for, is it for my personal use, are you using it for DJ, is it for your office, you also have to consider the kind of program that will run on the computer. this will give you a guide of the spec of computer you are to buy. (spec means grade)

3. Facilities available: you also have to consider the facilities that you want the computer to have, facilities like wireless enabled, Bluetooth, camera, card reader etc.

4. Memory Size: you also have to consider the memory of the computer. Computer memory here is the ram and the ram is what runs the applications on the computer so the size of the ram matters a lot, for a brand new computer the ram size is also dependent on the operating system that the computer comes with. If you want to buy a windows vista computer the ram should be like 3GB to 4GB because windows vista needs more memory to run than windows xp, For windows xp 2GB to 3GB will be ok.

5. Hard disk: the next fact to consider is the size of the hard disk drive. Using large amount of hard disk is the best since some part of the hard disk is assigned to the ram to enable it perform effectively. If you use small size of hard disk and some part is assigned to the ram you will be left with a very small size that makes your computer run slowly. So large hard disk size is the best.

6. Processor speed: another fact to consider is the speed of the processor: you will notice that within the last two years there has been tremendous competition between processor manufacturers. So there are various kinds and types of processor. There are two major processor manufacturers which are Intel and AMD so you have to make your choice based on your research. You have to get a processor with high speed. These are the 6 things to consider when buying a new computer

After considering these facts you are sure to get a good computer when you enter the computer shop.

This article is open for comment and questions.

How to Buy a Computer

With so many types and models of computers to choose from, it becomes quite intimidating to buy a new computer, especially if you do not have the expert knowledge of experienced computer users. Here's a quick run-down of what to look for when you buy a computer.

What Will You Use It For?

Some people think that really powerful computers are all the craze, and end up with a really powerful computer that they cannot maximize. Before you buy a computer, think of what you're going to use it for. A really powerful computer with all the trimmings is underutilized if all you do is type. Here are some of the kinds of computers that are available to you:

* Entry-level computers are the basic, most affordable computer packages that fit most budgets. Entry-level computers contain the essential components needed to make a computer work, in tune with the latest technology available for consumers on a budget. Almost all entry-level computers on the market today can accomplish most of the tasks required of them, at a fraction of the cost of high-end computers.

* Mid-level computers. If you're going to buy your first computer, you might as well buy a mid-level computer that combines powerful specifications with affordable parts. Mid-level computers can be easily upgraded to powerful machines.

* Multimedia and gaming computers are the top-tier computers used by designers and hardcore computer enthusiasts. Computers like these are equipped with really powerful, top-of-the-line parts and components that make the most intensive of computing jobs and tasks a breeze, like video editing and playing the most sophisticated games. Multimedia and gaming computers, though, are the most expensive ones on the market.

Crunching the Numbers

When you buy a computer, you may be confused with all the numbers presented to you by the sales attendant. While higher values generally mean a more powerful computer, you may end up with so much power and speed that you cannot maximize and utilize efficiently. Before buying a computer, focus on the following important parts and values:

* Random access memory (RAM). RAM is a module used to store data, and plays a very important role in the speed and performance of your computer. Most RAM modules today enter the market at 1GB to accommodate pressing needs in new programs and operating systems. Higher RAM values can help you multi-task and run programs quicker and easier, although you may end up wasting a lot of money if you only use your computer for basic tasks like typing papers and playing simple games.

* Processor speed. With all the talk about "hyperthreading" technology and giga-speed processors, it's important to remember that a fast processor should always be bundled with a considerably big amount of RAM. Multi-core processors do not necessarily mean faster computing; the multi-core processing technology available today is useful for many CPU-intensive programs and processes like virus scans and high-end multimedia processes.

* Video. Some budget computers come with integrated video cards, although it's still best to buy a computer with a separate video card built to work well with your CPU and RAM specs. A separate video card adds more sharpness and definition to your images provided that you buy a good computer monitor.

* Disk space. There's no such thing as "too much free space," especially if you like to collect music, videos, or if you make a lot of files. The bigger the hard disk space that there is in the computer, the better. You can divide a really large hard disk into partitions to make organizing files easier.


All computers grow obsolete eventually. With the current pace of technology, parts grow more powerful and more advanced, and the powerful computer you're buying may very well be an entry-level model in a few months. Unless your needs and tasks really consider the latest requirements in computing technology, there's no need to keep up with the trends as long as your computer suits your needs just fine. You may need to upgrade, though, especially if you anticipate new programs, needs, and uses for your computer. It is generally cheaper to upgrade an older computer - as long as it still complies with the minimum industry standards - than to buy a new one.

Computer Optimize - Discover the Best Solution

Discover the best solution that will help optimize your computer. Optimizing a computer will help your computer run smoother faster and error free. To have your computer optimized, it will be in your best interest to optimize your computer's registry. If this sounds a little confusing, i have set up this article in a question and answer format. Hopefully this will help to optimize your computer.

Why would I want to optimize my computer?

There are many reasons why you should optimize your computer, some of these reasons include:

  • Results in faster boot ups, log ons, execution of programs
  • Fewer errors (DLL, Windows Explorer, system 32, runtime, windows installer, Internet Explorer, active x)
  • More stable computer
  • Fewer or almost no missing files (no broken links)
  • Fewer Crashes
  • Assists in virus protection and detection

What is the computer "registry", and how is it related to computer optimization?

To be more accurate, the "windows registry" stores all the hardware and software settings made on your computer. These settings are called every time programs are executed or even when any process is run on your computer. An analogy that can be used to exemplify the windows registry is the common road system. Vehicles can represent data which aids in the execution of programs. Roads can represent pathways which data travels to arrive at a specific location. When a computer's registry is not optimized many of these roads (data pathways) are broken, or damaged. A broken road means that vehicles would have to take alternate methods to arrive at a specific location. Therefore the more broken data pathways in your computer, the slower it becomes.

How do I know if my computer needs to be optimized?

This is very common question. To be honest no matter what, your computer is prone to registry problems. No matter how expensive, operating system, or features you have in your computer, every computer is prone to registry problems. Therefore every computer should be optimized to for the computer to be used to its fullest potential.

What do I need to optimize my computer?

You do not need any additional hardware or software, just a program that will optimize your windows registry. Remember a speedy healthy registry equals a speedy healthy computer.

Are these programs reliable?

Yes theses programs are legit and reliable. They offer 24 hour around the clock support. Also these programs are very compatible (Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows me etc.) Also I have used all three of the programs listed in my website below, and they did a splendid job optimizing my computer. Also it saved me a lot of money, because I was going to buy more RAM (random access memory) for my computer. This would have been pointless because, all of the registry optimizing programs found over 500 errors on my computer, and had it fully optimized.

Eliminate That Pain in the Neck With Computer Glasses!

If you are an individual that suffers from severe computer neck pain due to the type of glasses that you wear, you should continue reading this helpful guide. Now, you can successfully eliminate that pain in the neck with computer glasses! Most individuals that wear no-line progressive lenses in their glasses, trifocals, and even bifocals suffer from some degree of pain due to the way that the head must be adjusted in order to appropriately see the information that is on the computer screen. Here, you will receive information specific to this type of pain, as well as an effective resolution that can be of benefit to you!

The Problem

Many individuals now spend more time on a computer than ever before. Many implement the use of computers for their work, while others perform certain tasks on the computer for personal reasons such as paying bills and entertainment purposes. While technology has now advanced to the point where we can do just about anything with a desktop PC or laptop, our bodies have not changed. Spending any length of time sitting in front of a computer can be detrimental to our bodies. In many instances, our back and neck area may start to tense up due to our method of sitting, as well as the adjustments that we have to make in order to see the screen, and the contents thereof. Luckily, there have been extensive studies that conclude that if one has the right computer glasses, they can not only see better, but they can feel better overall! The problem occurs if the individual sitting in front of the computer does not have the appropriate occupational computer bifocals. This is when the issue of Computer Vision Syndrome may occur.

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Computer Vision Syndrome is a complication that occurs as a natural result of the strain that occurs in the eyes when viewing the screen of your system. It is most common to those who fail to wear appropriate glasses for computer use. It has been found after conclusive studies that those who spend an average of two or more hours working and/or entertaining themselves on a computer experience this eye condition to some level. In addition to this, it has been found that adults and children alike are capable of experiencing this condition. It occurs due to the fact that the eyes have difficulty setting their focus to the words and symbols on a screen due to the method of creation. Pixels create the words that we see on our computers, and lack the same contrast as words that are written on paper.

What are the Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome?

There are many symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is a good idea to consider investing in a good pair of computer glasses. The symptoms are as follows:

o Many will experience a burning sensation in the eyes.

o Most individuals experience pain and strain in the area of the neck and shoulders that is highly bothersome.

o The vision may become blurred, and the individual may even notice that they start to see "double".

o Headaches of varying degrees are a common complaint among those who suffer from eye strain due to the wrong type of glasses.

o Many may start to notice that they are unable to focus as well on their computer screens as they once were able to do.

o Experiencing eyes that feel tired may be common.

If you wear glasses while sitting in front of the computer, and you have noticed that you experience these symptoms, you may suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome. If so, it is a good idea to consider obtaining a pair of occupational computer glasses.

The Solution

The solution for Computer Vision Syndrome is actually quite simple. All it takes is an effective pair of computer glasses! Now, you can visit a doctor and actually receive a prescription for this type of glasses or you can convert your everyday prescription glasses into computer glasses. If you are looking to eliminate the symptoms of computer neck pain, eye strain, and sore eyes, a slip-behind computer lens may be the most effective solution for your issue. There will no longer be a need to tilt your head forward, or back to see through the lenses that you now use on your prescription eye glasses. All you have to do is simply consider computer glasses that can help eliminate that pain in the neck, and all the other symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome!

Computer Performance Optimization - Discover the Best Solution

Computer performance optimization solutions are at need in today's computer world. With so much software and terabytes of information running through your computer, your computer will eventually start to lag or even crash. Latest computers are capable of executing billions of operations per second, but you might notice that no matter how good your computer is, it tends to slow down and eventually stall. How does this happen, even when latest computers are advertised saying that their capable such massive number of operation per second. Well the truth is no matter if your computer is brand new out of the box or ancient as dinosaurs, the key to computer performance is the computer's registry. Since this is pretty complicated topic, I have formatted this article in a question and answer format and explained everything in simplest context.

What is computer registry?

The windows registry is in charge of all the hardware and software setting saved on your computer. It is one of the most important processes required to run your computer. Without the windows registry your computer won't remember any of your settings every time you boot up your computer.

How can the windows registry help in my computer performance optimization?

The windows registry can also be referred to as a giant cache. A cache set of data that has been duplicated and stored in a location where the computer can access it easily when ordered to. The original set of data maybe harder for the computer to access because it's in a farther location than the cache. The data stored in the cache include software settings, hardware settings, etc. The computer goes to the windows registry call out information that it needs when your order it do a specific task (starting up, logging on, shutting down, launching any program etc). The problem is with today's computing is that there are so many programs that run on your computer and jam packs your registry with tones of data. This state causes the registry to access data which is located at a more distant place than the cache/ registry which causes the computer to operate at a very slow pace, and depending on how much information it's ordered to process it may freeze. Therefore a healthy registry results in a faster and fully optimized computer.

How do I know if my computer needs performance optimization?

If your computer does any one of the following symptoms, then your computer needs performance optimization

  • Slow startups, logons, shut downs
  • Freezing / Crashing / blue screens at any time
  • Takes forever to open a program or document
  • Internet is very slow
  • Music seems to chop/ break up
  • Unexpected errors
  • Often asks you to run a disk clean up or a disk defragmenter
  • Programs or documents won't open up when asked to
  • Always asks you to send Microsoft crash reports

What can I do fix these problems

Most people result to buying additional RAM (random access memory) for their computer. This is very expensive, and won't fix the problem at all. The best thing can fix such is issues is to invest in a computer optimization program. These programs scan your entire system especially the windows registry and fix every single problem. You will be able to instantly experience the results right after you run one of these programs.