Blog Archives

What is Windows Registry

The Windows registry is a directory which stores all the important hardware and operations settings for all versions of Microsoft Windows, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc.

Over time, this registry can become corrupted and unorganized and you install new programs, uninstall programs, and by spyware and viruses. Often, when you are uninstalling software, it can leave invalid entries in the registry. This can result in a slower computer, frequent errors and system crashes, and other unexplained issues. This is why it’s important to regularly clean your Windows system registry.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Computer Maintenance Tips

Delete Temporary Windows Files to Speed Up Your Computer

delete temporary filesOver time, your Windows PC will build up temporary files. What are these temporary files for, you ask. Well, every time you run a program, temporary files are created periodically for backup purposes. This way, if the program happens to crash, the temporary files can potentially help you pick back up where you left off.

These temporary files are not automatically deleted after the program is shut down, so if you do not clean out these temp files regularly, you may have thousands of unnecessary files stored on your computer.

As you probably already know, these additional, unneeded files are …

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Windows Tips

Don’t forget to perform regular backups

backup your computer regularlyComputer problems and failures always happen at the most unexpected and unfortunate times. What would you do if you suddenly lost all of the data on your hard drive? Financial information? Irreplaceable family photos and videos?

These are questions that most computer users do not think about until it happens. If these questions have you thinking, the only way to prevent this from happening is by performing regular backups of your hard drive as often as possible.…

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Computer Maintenance Tips, Windows Tips

Remove unused software to help speed up your PC

remove unused programs to speed up your computerEven small programs can consume your computer’s system resources which leads to computer slow down, crashes and freezes. When your Windows system resources are low your computer has less processing power for each application.

Having even a few unnecessary programs can unnecessarily hog system resources. In addition, many programs launch in the background as Windows starts up, which can begin slowing down your computer before you even begin using it.

To alleviate this problem, Windows has a tool that allows your to remove programs that you don’t need or want anymore.  Even if you have a new operating system, such

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Computer Maintenance Tips, Windows Tips

How I Automatically Fix My Computer Issues

Microsoft Fix it - fix computer problemsWhen your computer starts slowing down, it can be any number of problems. Running maintenance tools can fix the problem, but what if your PC is still sluggish after you try and fix it?

Any number of issues can bog down your computer, and running through every possible scenario can be time consuming. That’s where Microsoft Fix It can help. This program can diagnose and fix problems on your computer automatically.…

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Free Computer Maintenance, Windows Tips