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  • Question

  • hi,

    to make the performnance better after a while 

    I know  that I have,to clean up hard disk first, but when I run harddisk clean up  wizard I see a lot of options that you can choose to  clean the harddisk , but I  know also  that is not wise to choose  all of this options here  , my question  is which options in this wizard is wize  to vink and clean   when I want to make some space on harddisk?

    2--I read also if I want to speed up performance I have to delete virtual memory then I have to run disk defragmentation and then I have to make a  new virtual memory which wil be at least 1 and halve time bigger than the real memory and it is better if I make the virtual memory on a partition which has not  OS.   do you agree whith this advise?

    3- I have also heard from MVP"rs that third party register cleaners wil make more harm than speed the performance!

    4- how I know which services I have to enable and disable?

    5-if I upgrade the memory from 4 GB to six GB for example wil that effect the performance?

    6-is there also in internet options  any things to clean to speed the performance?   

    very short answers wil be enough.

    thanks

    johan


    h.david

    Saturday, January 11, 2014 6:45 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    1,Detailed description of using disk cleanup in the following link, I usually just choose all, then OK, it will not cause any damages.

    Delete files using Disk Cleanup

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/delete-files-using-disk-cleanup#delete-files-using-disk-cleanup=windows-8

    2,For virtual memory, maybe this blog can help you

    Learn Best Practices for Optimizing the Virtual Memory Configuration

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff382717.aspx

    3, Many third party software can provide some help in some cases but not all, so be careful to use it.

    4,For services, it depends on what you need, but some services running in the background are very important, when you want to disable some services, I suggest you first refer to some useful articles.

    5, Actually I think it all depends what you want to do with your computer. if you use graphic programs like 3D Max or play games with high resolution graphic ,then you need bigger rams. if it is just for normal  use like surfing the internet, I think a smaller ram is also fine,

    6,To speed up the internet connection?  Please view this link

    http://www.auslogics.com/en/articles/speed-up-internet/

    NOTE This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.

    Regards


    Yolanda
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, January 13, 2014 2:25 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    1,Detailed description of using disk cleanup in the following link, I usually just choose all, then OK, it will not cause any damages.

    Delete files using Disk Cleanup

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/delete-files-using-disk-cleanup#delete-files-using-disk-cleanup=windows-8

    2,For virtual memory, maybe this blog can help you

    Learn Best Practices for Optimizing the Virtual Memory Configuration

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff382717.aspx

    3, Many third party software can provide some help in some cases but not all, so be careful to use it.

    4,For services, it depends on what you need, but some services running in the background are very important, when you want to disable some services, I suggest you first refer to some useful articles.

    5, Actually I think it all depends what you want to do with your computer. if you use graphic programs like 3D Max or play games with high resolution graphic ,then you need bigger rams. if it is just for normal  use like surfing the internet, I think a smaller ram is also fine,

    6,To speed up the internet connection?  Please view this link

    http://www.auslogics.com/en/articles/speed-up-internet/

    NOTE This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.

    Regards


    Yolanda
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, January 13, 2014 2:25 PM
  • thanks very much

    johan


    h.david

    Monday, January 13, 2014 6:42 PM