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How To Accelerate Windows

When your computer starts to slow down it may not mean that it's old, but that it's full of junk. There is a solution. SpeedUpMyPC.
Published: Jul 26, 2007
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
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Accelerate Windows

by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder


The Problem

You get a new computer and compared to your old one it's so fast. Programs load quick and it's really noticeable. Then, as time goes by the machine seems to lose some of its zip. Things load slower and you find yourself seeing more hour glasses. What's the problem? To put it simply a wide variety of JUNK!

From the time you fire it up the first time your computer becomes a repository for your data and lots of junk. You get junk each time you surf the Internet because your browser maintains a cache to speed things up. You get junk when you install programs and you often get more junk when you uninstall them. Your computer gathers garbage files from old backups, zero byte files, temporary files, and lots more. Many of you might be amazed how how many useless files your computer accumulates. All this junk slows your computer down. It fills up the Windows Registry, wastes disk space, and gradually makes your computer act like a car with too many miles.

A Solution!

SpeedUpMyPC, by Uniblue Systems, is a powerful utility for getting the most out of your computer. And what's particularly nice about this program is that it's fairly intuitive. You don't need to be a computer wizard to figure it out. It's easy-to-use and that makes it perfect for users with all levels of experience.

SpeedUpMyPC performs a number of functions that get your computer functioning like it used to. It gives you an overview so you know exactly the last time certain functions were performed. As you can see in the screen shot it lists the last time memory was optimized, the last time junk files were cleaned, and so on.

Optimization

The optimization tab give you access to tools to optimize:

  • Memory
  • CPU
  • Disk
  • Internet
  • Startup

Memory optimization monitors computer memory usage and help you free up memory for programs that need it. This is helpful because some programs leave RAM trapped when they close down and SpeedUpMyPC gives that memory back to you .

CPU optimization lets you clearly see how hard your computers CPU (central processing unit) is working. You can look at a one minute graph or a one hour graph to see difference. A cool feature is the Application Booster. With this you can tell the CPU to give more resources to certain programs and to give less to others. Disk View lets you clearly see the load on your hard drive and it also gives you one minute and one hour graphs for comparison.

Under Internet Optimization you can optimize your bandwidth usage based on your type of connection. It will also make adjustment to your Web browser so you always get top performance.

Lastly, the Startup Optimizer lets you see all of the programs that load when Windows loads. Some of these programs you may want to load, but others you may not even know about. You can go in and disable specific entries from starting or remove them completely. It puts you in control. It also frees up RAM and that gives you more memory to work with.

Summing It Up!

SpeedUpMyPC is a well-rounded package for optimizing the key components of your computer. By monitoring your RAM and the functions of the CPU, it helps your computer to function in more of an optimal state. With the ability to optimize your connection to the Internet, it helps give you the most speed possible for surfing and downloading. It cleans all the junk files off your computer and protects your privacy. It also contains modules that can shredd files and uninstall programs. So, if you'd like to speed up and optimize your computer without investing in a faster processor or a gigabyte of RAM, take a good look at SpeedUpMyPC! It's easy-to-use and has a very understandable and intuitive interface. Check it out for yourself -- you're going to like it! The perfect solution to those slowed-down computer blues.

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If you have a question on how to do something on the computer you can submit it via email by clicking HERE You will not receive a reply, but all topics will be considered.


About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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