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Do the following things slow computer significantly?

Do a lot desktop icons slow the computer?
Does having saved a big file on the hard drive slow the computer?
Does having your aol account and your explorer account signed on simultaneously slow the computer?

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11 Responses to “Do the following things slow computer significantly?”

  1. Derran G said:

    No
    No
    Can do, AOL is a pain.

  2. Mad M said:

    I believe having a lot a desktop icons does slow your comp down because it take the computer time to show all the icons at once.

    No

    The more programs you have on, the slower your comp gets.

  3. hesam said:

    1- try to prevent your windows partition( usually C: ) to be full of unnecessary files . try to keep about 30% of your windows partition free . copying many files on the desktop does not effect on your system speed just dont copy large files on your desktop CUz its a part of your windows partition
    2-no but dont forget to keep 30% – 50% of your C: free .
    3-usually not unless you have an error in your operating system or virus activities( made for this programs ) may make your system busy and slow it down .

  4. Jem said:

    The first two no they will not, AOL however uses TONS of RAM on your PC and will slow down your PC if you dont have enough RAM, you can go to task manager and see if your pc is using more ram then you have if it is that why your slow

  5. Mickey L said:

    If your virus/spyware free, there are a couple things you can do get your computer working faster. If you using your computer for normal stuff and not gaming. You don’t always need more RAM you just need to perform a few maintenance task.

    First, if you haven’t cleaned your registry in a while. This is necessary. Your registry holds all the information regarding updates, installs, un-installs etc. Each one of those events produces a key. That key needs your PC’s resources and free space. So, if you clean your registry, you make more resources available for speed. Do a registry scan if you got more than 20 errors you should clean it.
    http://www.delete-computer-history.com/what-is-the-best-registry-cleaner.html

    2. Clear your Windows cache files, this is your temporary file. It can grow up to a large volume and stop your computer from using RAM properly. In a sense slow it down by preventing it from using free space.Here is how:

    1. Quit Internet Explorer, Firefox, or any other web browser
    2. Click Start, click “Control Panel”, and then double-click “Internet Options”.
    3. On the General tab, click “Delete Files” under Temporary Internet Files.
    4. In the Delete Files dialog box, click to select the “Delete all offline content” check box , and then click OK.
    5. Click OK.

    3. Manage your startups. Your excess CPU usage is due to too many programs running in the background. You can cut these to barebones by alter your msconfig. Here is how:

    1. Open your Start menu.
    2. Click Run
    3. In the command screen type “msconfig.exe”
    4. In the “system configuration utility”,click either “service” or “startup” tab
    5. Uncheck all programs that your are no longer using.
    6. Click “OK”

  6. hather said:

    Its not saving lots of files or large files that slow a PC down.
    A computer runs fast due a combination of factors. It needs to be protected from viruses and other malware. It should not have too many programs loading at startup, have enough RAM. Besides this, its is very important to keep the HDD clean and fast. You have to run diskcleanup and at regular intervals check if its fragmented using the analysis option. A highly fragmented drive spreads the slowdown, initially its sluggish and then even programs open slow.

  7. John L said:

    Have you ever Defragged your computer?
    Those things you mentioned have very little affect on the speed of your computer, what you really need to do is defrag.

    Fragmentation occurs as you create, download and edit files. The files get broken up into little pieces and saved wherever free space is available. Then the computer has to work extra hard (using many I/O cues) to open these fragmented files. The same occurs with a tranfer and makes the computer really slow. This severely degrades the speed, performance and reliability of your computer. Try Diskeeper 2008, it s an automatic defragger so you’ll never have to worry about defragging again. You can download 30-day trial-ware at http://www.diskeeper.com

  8. Perfectest said:

    Below can help you speed up your pc:
    1. Click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools ┬ĘC run Disk Cleanup
    2. Temporarily close Quick Launch:
    Right-click on the Taskbar, click Toolbars, deselect Quick Launch
    3. Open My Computer
    Right-click on C:
    Click Properties
    Click Tools, select Error Check (check all and fix), when finished click defrag & run.
    4. Click Start, Run ipconfig -renew (type ipconfig space renew)
    5. Restart. Right-click on Taskbar, click Toolbars, select Quick Launch to restore

    All these things should be done regularly. The more frequently they are run, the less time they take.
    -Note: Games and videos are mostly graphics. Graphics create large files. If these suggestions don’t help, you might need more memory.

    Last, if you haven’t cleaned your registry in a while. This is necessary. Your registry holds all the information regarding updates, installs, un-installs etc. Each one of those events produces a key. That key needs your PC’s resources and free space. So, if you clean your registry, you make more resources available for speed. Does a registry scan if you got more than 20 errors you should clean it.

    http://toptenantispyware.com/RegComputerSlow_why.htm

  9. KK said:

    The reason the computer gets slow is due to the registry files becoming corrupted, or messed up, in simple terms. These files tell the computer or laptop how to operate the software installed on the system. If any of these files get messed up, the computer is not sure what to do and this will really slow down the computer. The other scenario is where you download other software, screensavers, pictures, videos, or even music, and this will somehow change the settings on a registry file. When this happens, the original program that needs that file now has the wrong instructions in it. So, it will cause the computer to run slow, or in a worse case, crash.

    You can speed up your computer with a thorough analysis and repair of your registry. The registry Scan will identify corrupt files, paths,and registry keys causing your computer to have errors and run slow.Go to http://www.registry-bot.com to download registry bot.It is the most advanced and comprehensive registry repair product on the market.It will speed up your computer and make windows startup faster.
    http://www.registry-bot.com free download Registry Bot.

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