|If your computer is
sluggish, if it periodically needs to be rebooted or doesnt
boot up as quickly as it used to, it may just need a good
PC CleanUp treatment.
happens if you dont give your vehicle regular oil changes?
|What kind of results can you expect if you dont ever change the
spark plugs on your lawn mower? How do you think your computer
will run if you dont perform regular maintenance on it? The
answer in all cases is: It wont run very well.
The following instructions will give you a step by step guide on how to ensure
your PC continues to operate at its fullest potential. These
instructions are relevant for machines running Windows XP and
using Internet Explorer.
To begin your PC Cleanup, open up Internet Explorer. Next click on the word Tools up at the top of your
screen. Once open, click Internet Options. In the middle of that
box youll see a section called Temporary Internet Files. Click
the Delete Files button. Click the box Delete Offline
too, then OK. Once that is done, click the Delete Cookies button
within the Temporary Internet Files section. Click OK there too.
Next click the Settings button. Check for newer versions of
stored pages should be clicked to Automatically if it isnt
already. Change the Amount of Disk Space to use to 8MB. Click OK
Next go to and click the green Start button in the very lower left corner
of your screen. Click My Programs, Accessories, System Tools,
Check Disk Clean up. Use offline content or anything else it
asks. It will take a few moments while it's checking how much
space it can clean up. When you get the new pop-up window, make
sure there are checks in every box. Click OK
Finish your PC Cleanup treatment with a Spyware check up
After running Disk Clean up, go to Ad-Aware, update and run the
program. If you dont have Ad-Aware SE Personal, its a free
very comprehensive spyware removal tool and it's remarkably
simple to use. You can download it through Lavasoft
Ad-Aware, reboot your computer.
You should perform the above maintenance about once a week, or
even more often if you spend a lot of time surfing online. Then,
on an as-needed basis, run Disk Defrag, which you can find in
Start, My Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Defrag.
By following the above simple PC Cleanup steps you should notice a marked
improvement in your computer's performance!