Does your PC seem to run slowly right after you start it? Did you follow all of the optimization tips we’ve covered on the TuneUp Blog so far? If so, your computer may be bogged down by a renegade process that continuously uses nearly all of your processor (or CPU) resources. In this post, I’ll show you just how much of an effect this has on your PC, what may be the cause and what you can do to prevent this from happening.
Posts Tagged ‘Benchmark’
Remember the disaster that occurred after we installed 200 programs on a notebook? Our PC became so slow and was essentially unusable. The TuneUp Blog team then uninstalled all of the programs and compared the machine’s current performance to its original state. The results? Performance significantly improved, however, it was still not at the optimum [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.