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Ways to Keep your Windows Computer Running Optimally

For users of Windows 95 and Windows 98

Copyright © 1996-2001 Dave Kristula

Updated Guide: Checklist for Making Windows Faster - Windows 7 Edition


Make sure you have enough RAM

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Get necessary security and system updates

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When installing programs, deselect options to start the new software automatically when windows starts, and permanently disable autostart features in applications that are not necessary

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Periodically delete temporary files, including Internet cache and files in temporary folders

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Check your hard drives for errors frequently, then shut off all applications and defragment them

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Check for Viruses Regularly

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Empty your Recycle Bin daily, and consider resizing it if you have a large hard disk

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