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Entries Tagged as 'Speeding Up'

Windows 7 Action Center

March 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Microsoft decided to add a helpful though not fully robust program called “Action Center” to assist users with computer issues. To get to the Action Center, click on the “Start” button which is the Windows symbol in the lower left of your monitor. In the “Search Programs and Files” box immediately above the Start button […]

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Tags: Optimizing · Speeding Up

Solid State Hard Drives (SSD) performance

March 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Many articles have been written about SSD hard drives, Intel recently put out a review of the speeds of these drives new compared to well used and thus fragmented. I would just like to throw my results in to the piles of articles. A year ago this week I built a test Windows 7 64 […]

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Tags: Hard Drives · Speeding Up

Tweaking and Optimizing XP, the PDF

July 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I have taken a large collection of my tips for tweaking and optimizing Windows XP and put them in this PDF just for you. Some tips are “old” and some of the changes suggested were implemented by Microsoft with XP’s Service Pack 3, however I have put them all in one place, just in case. Enjoy […]

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Tags: Optimizing · Speeding Up

Using USB drives for better Windows performance

July 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Over the years I have written several articles on the use of Virtual Memory and how to use it to speed up your computer. Now that you have several “old” and “small” USB thumb or stick drives around that you don’t use anymore you can format them and install them on the back of your […]

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Tags: Optimizing · Speeding Up

Firefox tweaks

July 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

With Firefox 4 about to come out, I figure it is way past time to get some tweaks about version 3.x out. Now I used to be a big fan of Firefox until it became more bloated than Internet Explorer and started taking 2 or 3 minutes (literally) to load. But unless I want to […]

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Tags: Optimizing · Speeding Up