Does your computer feel very slow? If so, this clearly inhibits productivity in working, completing tasks, and surfing in cyberspace.
In welcoming the new year, it seems that old computers must also return as ‘new’ in their performance. To get this performance, here are tips from us that can restore the ‘freshness’ of our computers as before:
1. Trim Desktop
A desktop screen full of files makes things difficult to find and messy. Create a new folder for files on your desktop and also a special folder for files that are not accessed frequently.
This will clean your desktop, as well as save files that are still useful until you have time to sort through the files.
2. Move Large Files to an External Hard Drive
So that the default hard drive on your computer is not too crowded with existing files, it helps you move it to an external hard drive.
In addition to making the default hard disk can ‘breathe’ relieved, in terms of security will also be more useful if one day your computer experiences things that are not desirable.
3. Clean Multimedia
Do you have a list of films that you like and keep watching many times in the files? If not, it’s time to just throw the film away, rather than having to be immersed for long in the computer.
4. Support for browsers
With Opera’s web compression technology browser, Opera Turbo, you can load web pages up to five times faster than other browsers.
If you are stuck on a slow connection, get out of a busy WiFi area, use a 3G card or laptop connected to the phone, and activate turbo mode to maintain increased browsing intensity.
5. Correct Email
If you don’t store trash in the house, then don’t also store it in your e-mail inbox. To get rid of it, start with e-mail that is very old and which is no longer relevant today. Don’t forget to try searching in your inbox in an outdated newsletter that is routinely sent to your e-mail.
6. Manage Disks
Disk fragmentation is one of the most common reasons that cause slow performance on a computer. In Windows, click the start button then go to All Programs> Accessories> System Tools on the old version of Windows.
In Windows 8, click Search, enter Defragment, then go to Settings> Defragment and optimize the computer drive.
7. Remove the Autostart Program
To start the program that only you want, use the start menu in Windows Vista and type ‘msconfig’ for Windows 7. Open the program link msconfig.exe, where you can add the autostart program.
In Windows 8, click Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the task manager, select the startup tab and disable any items that you don’t want to start automatically. Mac users can go to System Preferences> Users & Groups / Accounts> Login Items to uninstall the program.
8. Virus / Malware Scan
If you are an Opera user, add WOT (Web of Trust) and Ghostery extension. WOT uses a traffic light system to assess the trustworthiness of the website you visit, and Ghostery detects tracking and web bugs. Also consider running anti-virus software and scanning your computer for malware.
9. Clean Temporary Files
In the download file on your computer or the temporary files folder, delete files that you no longer need. You can also delete all temporary files in the browser.
If you are using Opera, just select delete private data (the second option under ‘tools’) and it will show you what to do next, including cookies, browsing history or the entire cache. Consider saving your tabs and passwords so that browsing can be done quickly.
10. Clean the Physical Computer
Use the right cleanser to make it look like new again. If you have a computer for more than a few months, it’s time to clean the inside of the machine.
Open and clean the dust in the interior using a compress air can carefully, especially on the fan and heat sink on the processor. Remember not to touch the interior.