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Aubie83
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Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?



I have a laptop I am using for the next few weeks and it is slow, any good/free programs good to maximize speed?






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TigerDik86
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


Defrag and/or Programs/Uninstall unused crap programs. Click the date and it will give you the least used. Free up some space.





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polarbehr
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


Ccleaner





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PSU2LSU
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?




programs take up more resources.. so that's not going to help.

In general adding memory is the most cost effective way to speed up a PC.






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XxxSpooky1
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


No program will maximize speed. Get rid of all the bloatware shite you don't need on it, run disk clean up, defrag, update the machine, and install microsoft security essentials.





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Oily Tigah
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


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Ccleaner


^MFing this^

deletes instal files and bs you don't need and also fixes registry errors.



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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


Run --- msconfig --- uncheck all the bullshite

Less pron.

Get an external HD and move some of the larger shite off your laptop.






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WikiTiger
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What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


Linux






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NawlinsTigah270
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


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Ccleaner

this
And malware bytes since you probably have some spyware from looking at all the pron






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Kafka
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


is there any way to take IE off a PC?





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Hammertime
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


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Linux
I went back to XP Pro about a year ago and haven't used it since. I used it exclusively when I had Win 7 on my computer.






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HarryBalzack
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


Exactly.

Use the "tools" function to get rid of registry errors and speed up your start time.

Revo uninstaller is good for cleaning up the "left behind" files from previous uninstalls.

Check you task manager for stupid shite running in the background and kill whatever is unnecessary. You can do a google search to find out what is and isn't needed.

Also, make sure your plugins are updated: java, swf, etc.

Also, what's your memory size and processor speed? What kinds of applications are you trying to do with the computer?



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HarryBalzack
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is there any way to take IE off a PC?
No. You have to have it to do updates and stuff.



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NawlinsTigah270
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is there any way to take IE off a PC?

Close
Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off -> Internet Explorer






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HarryBalzack
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


I've Win 7 Enterprise on my system. Never had a problem with it.





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Kafka
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


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Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off -> Internet Explorer



what happens if you do this






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xLxSxUxFxAxNx
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


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what happens if you do this


IE doesn't show up anymore. it's not uninstalled. just "turned off".






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HarryBalzack
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


Will he still be able to do systems updates? (without starting IE manually?)


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xLxSxUxFxAxNx
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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


yes.





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re: Tech Pros: What are the best free programs to increase PC speed?


CCleaner
Combofix
Spybot S&D
Malewarebytes
Defraggler
rkill







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