3 Ways Of Improving The Performance Of Your PC!

ID-100224533I’m going to talk about something different for this week’s blog post and that is the many ways you can improve your PC’s performance. Now I know some of you may be thinking “This isn’t anything to do with Internet Marketing” or “How is this going to help change my fortunes” and you would be right. Now here is the thing, how are you supposed to run an online business with a PC that runs as slow as a turtle or crashes on you when doing important work? I know because this has happened to me. But today in this post I will show you some simple ways that I know of that can help improve the performance of your PC and help your online business in the long run.

1. Defragment your hard drive – To many technophobes out there defragmenting your hard drive sounds like a complicated procedure, but I ensure you it is quite the opposite. What it does is it will analyse your hard drive(s) to see how cluttered and unorganised the data stored is. When defragmenting it organizes all the data on the drive so the computer knows where it is exactly for much quicker access and much faster load times of programs and other files. If the analysis comes back as around 5% or lower there is no need to defragment, but anything above should be defragmented. The process can be very quick or take hours depending on the size of the hard drives or how fragmented they are. So be prepared!

This process can help your online business in many ways. It can speed up your PC dramatically when opening documents, files and the internet which can be essential to your business.

2. Perform a disk clean-up – Another simple task! Over time your computer can accumulate a lot of junk in the form of files and unnecessary data that can clog up your system slowing down processes and program speed. It can also cause unwanted crashes and other problems if not cleaned up. What the disk clean-up will do is search your hard drive(s) for junk and unnecessary data and come back with the total memory size of junk and what is to be deleted. When you delete the data the process is automatic and will save you some hard drive space that the junk data was using as well.

For your online business the disk clean-up is a great tool as it gives you more free space for documents and other files relate to your business. It can also prevent slowdown in certain cases and stop crashes that some lingering files can cause.

3. Virus and spyware scan – This shouldn’t be an issue if you’ve got antivirus and spyware software for your PC, but sometimes in rare cases the source of PC problems, slowdown or fraud can be caused by a virus or spyware that hide in your computer without you knowing unless you perform a scan to find any potential virus or spyware problems.

Viruses and spyware can have a really bad impact on your online business and should be dealt with quickly. It can ruin your or subject you to fraud so you have been warned!

Overall if you are going to run an online business you need to make sure your PC is healthy and runs smoothly so as not to affect you, your business and your success!

Until Next Time,

Stuart

 

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3 Comments

  • igor Griffiths

    Reply Reply March 24, 2014

    Well hello Stuart, this is great advice and through the use of CCleaner and Microsoft Security Essentials I have these covered and the best bit is that both of these are free and well supported.

    igor

    • Stuart Avis

      Reply Reply March 25, 2014

      Hi Igor, yeah I use CCleaner and have Norton security. I also regularly defragment my hard drive as well. Like you said most of these tools are free to use and are well supported and updated to combat the latest threats to speed and security.

      Stuart

  • Torsten Müller

    Reply Reply March 26, 2014

    Hi Stuart,

    I agree, regular maintenance of your PC will help a lot in improving speed and overall performance.
    As you and igor, I regularly use CCleaner and defragment the hard drives.

    Cheers,
    Torsten

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