Thursday, July 30, 2009


5 Things You Should Do Now To Make Your System Cleaner And To Speed Up Your Computer

Got some spare time on your hands today? The following list explains just five things that you can do in as little as 10 or 20 minutes to help make your system cleaner:

Take out the trash: If the trash in your kitchen overflows, you either take it out or the dog treats it as a toy box. Your computer probably has trash everywhere and you don’t even realize it — it doesn’t overflow and the dog doesn’t care. To empty your computer trash, right-click your Recycle Bin (on the Desktop) and choose Empty.

Eliminate unneeded e-mail messages: Skip over to your e-mail program and empty the e-mails from three areas: Sent Items, Deleted Items, and Junk E-mail. (These names are typical in Outlook; the folder names may be different in your e-mail program.).

Delete unused programs: Choose Start - Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs to open the Add/Remove Programs applet (If you are using Windows Vista Or Windows 7, Choose Add Or Remove Programs From My Computer). Examine the programs listed there and see if you can delete any. (Hint: If you don’t use it any more, you should delete it.)

Clean out the Web cache: The Web cache is your system’s repository of temporary files downloaded from the Internet. You go through your Web browser to access the cache and delete anything you don’t need. Exactly how you do this depends on the type of browser you have, but in Internet Explorer you choose Tools - Internet Options to display the Internet Options dialog box. Select the General tab and click Delete Files.

Delete cookies: Cookies are small data files stored on your system to customize your browsing experience on some Web sites. If desired, you can clean out the cookies stored by your browser. Some people like to do this, but doing so generally doesn’t save a whole lot of disk space.

This didn’t take too long, did it? And, truth be told, you probably freed up several megabytes of space on your hard drive. Cool.


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