Computer Tips and Tricks

1. Making your Computer Run Faster in 2 Steps 

a. Eliminate Unnecessary Startup Programs

(For Windows 8, 8.1, or 10)

  • press CTRL-SHIFT-ESC to get to the Task Manager
  • go to the Start-up tab
  • DISABLE any programs that you do not want to run on Startup.

(For  Windows 7 or prior)

  • Run the MSCONFIG command in Windows
  • go to the Startup tab
  • disable startup items

b. Changing power options in Windows :

  • Go to Start, Control Panel.
  • Type Power in the search bar, choose power plan.
  • Check box on high performance.

2. Eliminating Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) from being Installed 

  • Go to Control Panel
  • Programs and Features section
  • View installed updates.
  • Look at the date installed and UNINSTALL any other program installed with the actual program.

3. Keyboard Shortcuts