Q: What is the best way to speed up my computer?
A: (There are many factors that affect the performance or speed of a PC. This is only one of several answers, more answers can be found here: Click here.)
There are several ways to speed up your computer. The two basic ways are to address the issue from a hardware or software perspective. Most people think that the CPU is the most important piece of hardware that determines the speed of a computer. While this does impact the performance of a PC, the overall performance of a PC is most improved by the amount of RAM or memory in the PC.
The amount of RAM or memory impacts the speed or performance of a PC, but the factor that usually causes a PC to perform slowly is conflict with software or excessive software programs running on the PC. For example, if too many programs are running on the PC at the same time, this will significantly slow your performance of the PC.
Q: Is it really necessary to have a Virus Protection Software on my Computer?
A: Yes. Unfortunately there are people out there that have nothing better to do with their life but to make yours more frustrating. PC Viruses are a real and serious threat. With the introduction of SpyWare, Phishing, Trojan Horses, and many other threats, it is very important to have Software on your computer to protect yourself when you are online. Download a quality, free Virus protection program here.
Q: Is it ok if the whole household uses the same “log on” identity?
A: No. There should only be one Administrator for your PC. Everyone else should have their own “log in” id, or they should be using the Guest Account. This prevents others from downloading destructive programs like viruses and Trojans. It also allows each person to have their own “desktop”, set the way they want it. Changes can be made to each person’s desktop without changing any other user’s desktop.
Q: Why do I need to “tune up” or have a computer optimization done to my computer?
A: We all usually take care of our own oil changes, wiper fluid, topping off our fluids in our cars. What would happen if we never had a tune up done to our car? The car would still run but, It would burn more oil, burn more gas, and the engine wouldn’t run as smoothly. Computers, like cars need to be serviced periodically in order to maintain optimal performance. Microsoft recommends that a F&R, or reload of the operating system be done at least every 18-24 months. Every time any change is made to your computer, some “garbage” accumulates, which in time, degrades your PC’s performance.
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