This just in! The TuneUp Blog team has a very special update regarding our “200 programs” blog post series. Over the last couple of weeks, we have discussed the fact that installing too many programs will destroy the performance of your computer. Check out our two original blog posts and see for yourself: In Part [...]
Let’s start this one off with a little, practical exercise. Are you with us? Good! Right-click on your taskbar, and select “Task Manager”. Now, take a good look at the numbers you see under the “Performance” tab. Let them sink in a bit.
Too many programs will slow down your computer to an absolute crawl. The TuneUp Blog team proved this theory, with a PC performance check that involved installing 200 new programs. The end result: The computer was basically unusable following the test. The experiment also left the TuneUp Blog team and our readers with more questions. [...]
Recently, a bug was discovered in Windows 7-based PC—it had been causing a 30-second delay when users tried to log on to their computers. We’ve got the scoop, and will show you how to get rid of this nasty bug in this blog post. The root of the bug: Solid-Colored backgrounds! Both Windows 7 and [...]
PC users often get frustrated with their computers’ poor performance and find slow start-up and response times as well as laggy applications unacceptable. This podcast discusses the best ways to gain peace of mind when it comes to maintaining your PC and using utilities software. It includes results from a recent TuneUp research study, conducted [...]
There’s nothing more frustrating to gamers than when they lose a life or miss the next level because the frame rates (or frames per second) are in the single-digits area. But what can they do? This podcast discusses different ways in which gamers can improve their gaming experience—beyond just upgrading to a better graphics card—by [...]
Ever since Microsoft launched Windows 7, there’s been a lot of talk about what the best way is to install the new operating system. This podcast discusses the differences between a clean install and an upgrade of Windows 7 and the best ways to go about migrating to the new operating system. The podcast also [...]
Who knew that the Microsoft Windows experts liked the popular sounds of Kings of Leon or that the optimization pros listened to smooth jazz? The staff here at TuneUp’s world headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany has created a corporate radio station to broadcast our favorite music from laut.fm, giving listeners an inside look at the personalities [...]
It’s a proven fact: The more programs you install on your computer, the slower it will eventually become. Let’s revisit this almost two decade-old position in 2010 and see if it still holds true for today’s machines and the modern operating system Windows 7.