Is your computer taking forever to do even the most simple tasks? Are you tired of spending fifty, seventy five, even one hundred dollars or more to get your computer cleaned up? Use this guide to perform some easy to do maintenance on that slow machine of yours and save yourself a bundle. Computers today use software called an operating system to make them easier for people to use.

Depending on what operation system you are using, the method for completing these tasks may vary. Some operating systems have a feature called System Restore. This gives the user the option of restoring their computer to a previous state. Before you begin tuning up your computer, you may want to create a restore point. One popular way doing this is to go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then click on System Restore and follow the directions.

A good place to start, is to get rid of any unwanted programs that may be running in the back ground. These programs can run even when you are not using them. To see a list of some programs that are currently installed on your computer go to Start, then Control Panel, then Add/Remove Programs. A window should appear that shows you what programs you currently have installed on your computer. Sort through the list and click on on a program to highlight it, then click on Remove or Change/Remove. Follow the directions and remove all the programs you no longer want to use.

After you’re finished removing unwanted programs, you can free up even more disk space by using a tool that is already on many computers. It’s called Disk Cleanup. To get to this tool, go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then click on Disk Cleanup. A window will appear that will ask you which drive you want to clean up. In most cases, you will want to select Drive (C:). Then click on OK. Another window will appear that will show that your computer is calculation how much disk space you are able to free up. Sometimes this step takes a few minutes to complete. When it has finished calculating how much disk space you can free up, a different window will appear that will show you which files it will remove, should you choose to proceed. Put a check mark in the boxes next to the files you want to delete, then click ok. A warning box may appear asking you if you are sure you want to delete these files. If you are sure, then click ok.

You should also remove any unwanted icons from your desk top. To do this you can either drag them to the recycle bin or right click on them and click Delete.

When you are finished removing the unwanted files, programs, and icons, you should use another tool that is commonly on computers called a Disk Defragmenter which is easy to Find computer repair in Perth for further technician availability checking criteria in a locality.To use this tool, go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then Disk Defragmenter. A window will appear that shows which drives you have available for defragmentation. Again you will probably want to select Drive C:. You will have the option of either analyzing the drive or defragmenting it. Click on Degragment and the tool will do the rest. This process can be time consuming, especially if you have never done it before. It is a good idea to preform this task when no one will be using the computer. When the tool finishes defragmenting the drive, simply close it.

When you are done cleaning up, deleting, and defragmenting, you should restart your computer. It should run smoother and faster for you. You can preform these simple tasks as often as you like. There are many forums on the internet today that offer computer help or answer questions for free. Many computer companies have tech support that can also be helpful . I hope this guide will help you to speed up your slow computer and keep your money where it belongs, in your pocket.