At Ducktoes, we use optimization tools up the ying-yang. One we dream about in our sleep is Auslogics Boost Speed. According to recent reviews, Auslogics speeds up computers by 15 to 20%. The reviewers used PC Mark to measure before and after results. And guess what all? Each computer lost over 20 lbs. and could fit into their old skinny jeans. Nah, Ms. Ducktoes has been going to Weight Watchers too long, and has skinny jeans on the brain, but the computers did lose the dead weight of needed tweaks and adjustments Microsoft failed to implement for speed. They ran 15 to 20% faster. Check it out here.
Before and After with PC Mark
Also AVG has recently partnered with Auslogics and incorporated Boost Speed into its PC Tools. Read about that here in a press release with PR Web. If you get PC Tools with AVG, you can use it once for free. According to AVG’s top programmers, the optimizations are also quite safe.
CNET Reviews Editors give Auslogics Boost Speed five stars. That’s the highest rating.
If you bring your computer in to Ducktoes, we’ll run all the optimizations for you. Then you’ll have to buy your computer a new pair of jeans. Or we can do this remotely for you, the optimizations, and, lol, even the shopping. Call 403-483-0105.
Here’s a tool Windows 7 and Vista users will like. It’ll speed up their computers with a few tweaks: Ultimate Windows Tweaker
It seemed to take a good 30 seconds to a minute of boot time off a couple of computers I tried it on. Let me know what you think. Click above on Reply to comment or click here.
Oops, somehow I missed How to Speed Up Your Computer – Part 6. So here it is:
Another way to speed up your computer is to run Checkdisk. The process is easy and fun to do (what I think is fun may seem strange to you). But, fun or not, at least this tunes up your computer and should be part of your regular computer maintenance.
Go to the Start button, then to Run. In the text box that appears, type “cmd “ (but without the quotation marks. This will bring up the dos prompt. Type this in: chkdsk c: /f /r /x
You have to type this in exactly. Hit enter. It will ask if you want to run this next time you start your computer. Type Y for yes. Restart your computer. Now go do something non-computer related. The process can take 30 minutes to a couple of hours.
The Indexing Service runs constantly, memorizing and making a list of where your files are, so when you search for something, you can find it quickly. The service makes searches faster, but it slows down the rest of your computer. If you have a really fast computer you won’t mind or notice this, however if you have a slow computer, you’d probably prefer a faster computer over a faster search.
To turn off Indexing do this:
1. Go to the Start button then find “My Computer.” Double click “My Computer.”
2. Find your hard drive(s), usually C, or C and D if you have more than one. Right click on the hard drive. Select “Properties.”
3. Near the bottom find “Allow indexing service to index this disk for for faster searches.” Uncheck the box. Click Ok. When a new window opens select “Apply to all folders and subfolders.”
This should speed up your computer. For other ways to speed it up, click here.