Last Saturday, September 26, Sandro Villinger, Windows TuneUp evangelist, was a featured guest on TechTalk Radio. He led a discussion on Windows 7, as the general public waits in anticipation for the October 22 launch date. Sandro went into depth on the changes he has observed while testing Windows 7, his favorite features like AeroSnap, and [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Maintenance’
Does your favorite game take too long to load? Is Gameplay slow? This new series of posts helps you squeeze every last FPS (frame per second) out of your 3D game. In Part One, we will explore how disabling unnecessary background activity and upgrading to an optimized graphics driver helps. To get smoother, high-resolution gameplay [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Low FPS in Crysis? Stuttering music in iTunes? Slow hard disk performance when copying files? Old drivers that come out of the box can ruin your entire PC experience. Rarely do they offer the latest bug fixes and performance improvements. This blog post offers detailed instructions on how to update drivers that are crucial to [...]
The advent of netbooks has recently taken the PC market by storm—accounting for nearly 20 percent of global laptop sales in Q1 2009. Many have tested the performance of these mini-notebooks and compared them to laptops (check out Cisco Cheng’s PC Magazine article and John Morris’ ZDNet post). Netbooks are a little slower than their [...]