I was just reading a post about slow speeds on the dial-ups. I am on dial-up.
A couple of years ago, I signed on to receive the Kim Komando weekly newletter---on my computer-- it arrives every Saturday.
Kim is a computer whiz-- can answer any question.
And, I also receive her "tip of the day." Which I am finding very useful.
It's all free !
She has a radio program too.
Anyhow, a couple of years ago, in her newsletter, for slow
dial-ups, slow computers, etc. , she advised us to defrag our disks.
I didn't know what the Hades she was talking about, but once a month since then, I have been doing it. She advised once a month. The first time might take an hour or two, if you have a lot of old junk hanging around in/on your disk. She suggests doing it before going to bed.
Now, mine cleans up/defrags in about 20 mins or less. I like to watch it.
Anyhow, this might speed up your computer. She said it would, that was the reason she gave to do it,
How to defragment your computer:
1. Click on start
2. Click Programs
4. Click System Tools
5. Click Disk Defragmentor
Jun 12, '03
we defrag on a schedule. i thought everyone did. most puter gurus will tell you to. it's vital.
also, if you routinely go online (dont' we all) you need to clean your cache frequently. do this by going to "tools"...then "internet options" then "delete files" ---delete online and offline files. If you have never done this, it will take a while. I do it about once a week. Cleans up images you have viewed and your puter saved in memory. It may WELL speed up things when you are online. Dont' forget to clean out your recycle bin too on occasion.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jun 12, '03