How to Optimize a Laptop ?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Optimizing a laptop for premium operation can be accomplished in a number of different ways. However, there are three methods that stand head and shoulders above the rest. Completing these three operations is probably exactly what a slow laptop needs. The methods are deleting your computer's temp (.tmp) files, defragmenting the hard drive (this will basically un-jumble the hard drive) and disabling unnecessary start-up programs. After carrying out these operations, your laptop will have been optimized to the best operating conditions possible.


Deleting Temp Files

Open Start > Run and type "C:\Windows\TEMP" into the text box. Hit "Enter." The Windows TEMP folder will open up. This is where temporary files are stored on your computer.

Press "Ctrl +A" to select all the files contained in the folder and then hit "Delete."

Open the recycling bin and press "Empty Recycling Bin." This will permanently delete the temp files from your system.
Defragmenting the Hard Drive

Open "Computer" (or "My Computer" in Windows XP) and right-click on your hard drive (drive C). Select "Properties" from the context menu and then open the "Tools" tab.

Press the "Defragment Now" button in the Defragmentation section. The Windows defragmentation tool will open up onscreen.

Press the "Defragment now" button once more and follow the onscreen prompts.
Disabling Startup Programs

Open Start > Run and type "msconfig" into the text box. Hit Enter. The Microsoft Configuration Utility will open up onscreen. Here you may modify options regarding your computer's setup and operation.

Select the "Startup" tab.

Deselect the startup items you wish to disable from automatic startup and hit "Apply" then "OK" to save your changes. It must be noted, however, that some of these programs are required to boot automatically for your laptop to function correctly. If you need help figuring out which programs are necessary, visit (see "Resources") for an online database of startup programs. Once saved, you will be asked to reboot your computer. Press "OK" to reboot. Your computers optimization process is now complete.

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