System Performance

  • What to Learn Before Modifying Your Windows Registry

    Knowing how to clean and edit your Windows registry can open numerous opportunities to improve or modify the performance of your Windows PC. But the functions of the Windows Registry are not immediately obvious, so doing your research is crucial before...
    By M.S. Smith May 22, 2011 

  • How to Get Your Computer to Run Faster Using Five Free Programs

    Your computer takes forever to startup, or a program takes forever to complete a task. If this sounds familiar your computer is running slow for a reason. Often it is from being stuffed with unnecessary files or programs. To get your computer running...
    By W. A. Swan May 22, 2011 

  • Should I Use Virtual PC 2007 or Windows Virtual PC?

    There are various virtualization solutions available but the two Microsoft virtual machine downloads called Virtual PC 2007 and Windows Virtual PC are among the most popular. Both are easy to use and free to download, but which one should you choose?
    By Christian Cawley May 21, 2011 


  • How to Get a Detailed File Fragmentation Report in Vista or Windows 7

    Think it's about time you defragged the hard drive in your Vista or Windows 7 PC? Don't expect a nice graphical application like XP's. This version is designed to run in the background, but we can get at it from the command prompt to get...
    By Lamar Stonecypher May 20, 2011 

  • Best Free Software for Work and Office: Productivity Essentials

    In the first article in our series about the best free software for work and office, we will get started with the essential software that we will need, such as opening/creating compressed files, creating and editing office files, reading and saving...
    By Tolga BALCI May 20, 2011 

  • 8 Tips to Protect Your Computer Hard Drive

    Whether you use a desktop computer or a laptop, with integral internal or external hard drives, your hard drive won't last forever. Here are some tips and techniques to help you to extend the life of and protect your computer hard drive.
    By Larry M. Lynch May 20, 2011 


  • Reviewing the Field of Mice for PC Gaming

    In this article, we examine the top 3 mice in the industry - find out which ones are worth your time and money.
    By Daniel Barros May 20, 2011 

  • 10 Must Download Freebies: Free Software to Speed up Your Computer

    Tweaking Windows settings and keeping it maintained can help speed up the performance of the computer. However, not every user is comfortable adjusting settings or aware that it requires maintenance to keep a healthy PC. You’ll find in this article...
    By Donna Buenaventura May 20, 2011 

  • What to Do if Windows Explorer is Slow to Respond?

    Windows Explorer slows to respond in some computers due to malware, spyware or virus infections. If that's not the case, you may only need to tweak some settings in Windows to work around the Windows Explorer slow response issue.
    By Donna Buenaventura May 20, 2011 

  • Windows Command Line Guide - Basic Commands to Speed up Computer

    Windows Command Line commands help you work faster. While GUI offers easy usage, Command Line Interface (CLI) tends to speed up computer like using single command to apply changes to several thousand files. This part (of three) explains...
    By Arun Kumar (PowercutIN) May 20, 2011 
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