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Tune Up Your Windows Computer

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Uploaded on Dec 17, 2010

Info:

Level: Beginner
Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy
Length: 25 Minute
Tracks:

Security / Data Integrity
Computer Repair
Prerequisites:

Familiarity with the Windows Operating System
Purpose of Class:

This class teaches students the concepts behind tuning up their Windows computers.

Topics Covered:

Uninstalling crapware
Cleaning up start up programs
Updating your software
Defragmenting your hard drive
Cleaning out dust and dirt from your computer
Class Notes:

Introduction
Mac's don't need tune-ups
If in doubt don't do it!
If you know you have a virus just reinstall the system.
Uninstall Crapware
Crapware -- the random software that gets installed on your computer that you have no use for.
Uninstall Toolbars
Clean Out Startup Files
CCleaner -- is a great tool to use to help clean up your computer (www.CCleaner.com)
Startup Folder -- delete files in the startup folder
Registry -- contains settings that start programs when the computer starts up
Don't Delete Printer or Antivirus Software
Clean Registry --Use CCleaner to clean the registry
Windows Registry has no inbuilt way to clean itself.
Updates
Install Microsoft Update -- Microsoft Update allows you to update other Microsoft Programs
Run Windows Update
Run Other Updates
Adobe
Word Perfect / Office Suites
Install Malware Software
Microsoft Defender
Free Antimalware software is better than pay for versions
Install Antivirus Software
Make sure other antivirus software is uninstalled first.
Free AVG or AVAST
Don't use other free products
Defragment Hard Drive
Defraggler -- Use Defraggler to defragment you hard drive (www.Defraggler.com)
Hardware Minimum
Windows XP 1 GB
Windows Vista 2 GB RAM
Windows 7 2 GB RAM

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