How to improve PC performance/speed
Posted on 2007-10-19
The most basic of questions, I know, but how can I get my pc to run faster?
For my business, I run MS XP on a Toshiba laptop with a 1 Gig ram. I've opened msconfig and considered, not running anything at start up except my firewall/virius filters. A lot of things update on their own and/or maybe they should run at start up, I don't know. So many things run at start up.
This seems to be a common suggestion but is it a reasonable one? Do application developers make things launch at start up because they REALLY need to or "just because"?
Are there other ways a user can keep the pc tuned up beside the things I'm already doing like running cashe cleaner, disc defrag and disc cleanup?
I'm primarily on Lotus Notes.
Are things like these possible issues or helpful?
cabling directly to the router faster than wireless LAN? External monitor faster/slower than the laptop monitor? msconfig changes? Re-installing the OS (after proper data/application back up)?
All help is welcomed?