Myths about optimizing Windows have been floating around forever. Unfortunately, a couple of technical Windows books, magazines, and Web sites have picked up on them by accident as well. In some cases, these rumors are pretty harmless. For instance, someone at a technical forum started the rumor that SuperFetch, a Vista feature that enables programs and files to load faster, is also available for Windows XP. [...]
Archive for September, 2009
Most Windows users follow the same routine every day—they push the power button on their computer and head off to make a cup of coffee. If that’s as long as it takes to boot up your system and all of your programs, then something’s not right. [...]
Sandro Villinger, Windows TuneUp Evangelist, will be on Tech Talk Internet Radio on Saturday September 26th at 9:00 a.m. PST/12:00 p.m. EST. As we prepare for the October 22nd release of Windows 7, Sandro will talk about what it was like to test Windows 7 and what his favorite features are. Much discussion has centered [...]
Which type of installation do you want (Upgrade vs. Clean Install)? We have the right answer for you!
Microsoft’s shiny, new operating system, Windows 7, is just around the corner (October 22), and there’s been a lot of buzz around Vista’s successor. For those ready for “7,” here are a number of ways to get this new Windows version.
Spring cleaning includes more than the storage room and yard work for my family. Laptop computers are now fair game (or at least my mom has just added this to my list of chores to help her with!). Her laptop was slow and cumbersome, so I offered to lend a hand. I powered up, started [...]
We often hear questions like “Why is it taking ages to boot-up Windows?” or “Why is it taking so long to start the Web browser?” The major culprit here is file fragmentation, which means that your files are scattered all over your hard disk in a chaotic manner. Since this is a major performance hit, Windows [...]