Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Cleaning Up Your Computer

Just like any car, Windows needs to be maintained and cleaned frequently. Whenever I work on someone’s computer, I have a check list of things I like to do to ensure I won’t be working on the same computer anytime soon. 
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Anyone can maintain their computer; they just have to learn how. Here you’ll learn some basic tips and about some tools to use – to ensure your computer becomes/remains clutter free and does not get sluggish.

Automatically Delete Temporary Files
The Windows Disk Cleanup Wizard will delete your temporary files, but only if they are over a week old. To create a simple batch script that will clean up your temporary directories, follow this link. 

Cleaning Up Windows
Cleaning up Windows can be a tedious task as there are so many temporary and unused files stored everywhere. Manual cleaning may be more thorough, but would take hours. Luckily there are two programs suited to this job. 

The first of these two programs is the well known CCleaner. CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. 

Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. Another program I use frequently is Advanced Windows Care (AWC.) AWC is a comprehensive PC-care utility that has a one-click approach to helping protect, repair and optimize your PC.
Personally I prefer AWC, but CCleaner is great too. You do not need both of these programs; one of these programs should take care of keeping your computer free of temporary clutter.

Disable and Delete the Hibernation File
Windows places a file on your hard drive that stores your current data when your computer goes into hibernation. If you do not use hibernation, you can delete these files and save as much space as you have RAM (i.e. 512mb or 2gb etc.) In my previous post, i have said how to disable hibernation and remove the old hibernation file. Read More On What Is Hiberfil.Sys And How To Delete Hiberfil.Sys File

Disable Hibernation
Hibernate saves an image of your desktop with all open files and documents, and then it powers down your computer. When you turn on power, your files and documents are open on your desktop exactly as you left them.. Read more on, how to Turn Off Hibernation In Windows Vista.

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