Whether you’re trying to get promoted at work or you just want a faster computer, it’s important to develop good habits. Today, we’re going to teach you some of the most important habits of highly successful PC users.
These habits will keep your computer running as fast as possible while minimizing your chance of errors. Without further ado, here are 4 things you should do on a regular basis to keep your PC in prime working condition:
4) Install a registry cleaner
There’s some debate over whether or not registry cleaners are effective. But take it from someone who knows computers inside and out: registry cleaners are an extremely effective way of cleaning PCs and allowing them to run at their maximum capacity.
Why are registry cleaners so important? Think of the Windows Registry like a time clock at work. Every time you go to work, you need to punch in at the clock. Once you’re done work, you need to punch out at the clock. Similarly, on your PC, programs need to check with the registry every time they start up and every time they shut down. The registry stores important user information that gets accessed constantly. Any changes you’ve made to your PC are stored in your registry.
So yes, the registry is extremely important, and cleaning it is an ideal way to keep your computer running at maximum efficiency. Here’s how to keep it clean and tidy:
–Install PC Cleaner Pro (it’s free to try)
-Run PC Cleaner Pro and let it identify any registry problems
-Fix these registry problems by clicking the ‘Fix all’ button
Cleaning your registry on your own is effectively impossible. The registry is filled with hundreds of thousands of entries, and there might be errors with a few hundred or a few thousands of these entries. That’s why even the most technologically advanced users install registry cleaner programs like PC Cleaner Pro to do the dirty work for them.
3) Install regular updates
Computers need to stay updated in order to run at their very best. Software designers are always coming up with new ways to optimize their programs, and that means your computer will continue to speed up if you’re willing to take a few minutes to install regular software updates.
Here are some important parts of your computer that need to be updated on a regular basis:
-Device drivers (like video card drivers that can be downloaded from AMD.com or Nvidia.com)
-Windows operating system (run the Windows Update application to ensure Windows is running as efficiently as possible)
-Programs and software (most programs will automatically search for updates on startup and will let you automatically download these updates if needed)
-Antivirus software needs to be updated as often as possible in order to stay up-to-date on the latest security threats
2) Uninstall old programs or remove them from the startup queue
When you first buy a new PC, it comes pre-loaded with a handful of programs that you will never need to use. Those programs include trial antivirus software, backup programs, and all sorts of other utilities. Why do PC manufacturers do this? Well, they do it to make more money.
But unfortunately, it comes at the expense of you – the PC user. These unnecessary programs increase startup times and drain away performance. Uninstall them by going to the Control Panel and clicking Uninstall a program. Or, if you want to keep these programs on your PC and simply prevent them from starting up, type msconfig into the Start menu’s search bar and uncheck programs from the Startup tab along the top menu.
Monitor your startup queue on a regular basis and you should have no problem keeping your computer in prime working condition.
1) Delete files that you don’t really need
Your computer is filled with files that you will never need to use. These files include:
-Temporary internet files from websites that you rarely visit
-Old programs that you no longer use
-Other temporary files that Windows stores during normal usage
Deleting these files will not only free up a lot of space on your hard drive, but it will also significantly speed up your computer. Now that your hard drive doesn’t have to sort through dozens of useless files to find the ones that it needs, performance will increase.
So how do you go about deleting these temporary internet files? Well, the best way is to install a free application like CCleaner that finds and eliminates temporary internet files (among other useless files) from your hard drive.
PC Cleaner Pro also cleans up files that CCleaner might miss. And if you consider yourself a DIY kind of person, you can delete temporary internet files by going to the Options or Privacy menu of your internet browser.
Pay attention to these habits. They can be the difference between using your PC for another three years in prime condition or watching its performance slow down to a point where you need to spend thousands on a new computer.