Cleaning house on your computer

@megamatt (14327)
United States
December 9, 2011 10:26am CST
It does seem like once every couple of months, I go through and figure out what things that I am no longer using and delete them. I mean, what's the point in having a game or a program installed when I never use it? The space is better used for things I might better use. Granted, it might not make that much of a difference but it is easier to find everything when it is less cluttered. The same thing for my bookmarks on my Internet browser(s). Every second does count, especially in this day and age.
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@kicysmile (213)
• China
10 Dec 11
hi friend,everyday i have to use computer,so I clean it in the morning when i turn on .I think do like this wite speed will more high than before.I think you do is right,best wishes,friend.
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@megamatt (14327)
• United States
13 Dec 11
It really does help with the speed. Even if it is just a little bit here and there, hey a little bit of time does in fact help. There are going to be a lot of times where I think that we wish to get things done but we are crunched with time. Therefore, we are really going to find it rather beneficial to clean out the computer. It is rather something that leads to a much smoother use. Anything that makes our experience much better is just something to behold. Hopefully the computing experience is going to be an element that is great. It just can be rather wonderful for sure. Every second does count. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@allen0187 (34151)
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
hi megamatt. i do the same my friend. makes the pc boot faster but seeing that there is less clutter makes a difference to me mentally. i like to be organized so i do this every quarter.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
13 Dec 11
It does really make things to be a lot better organized. I mean there is nothing more frustrating then spending too long trying to find something. I know it is there, but where. I know I didn't delete it one of my purges, ah there it is, about three-five minutes later. Finally found it but really wish it did not take that long. It really does wonders with my stress level. It is just a lot easier to find everything that I need to fine. The speed is a nice benefit, but it is just a lot quicker on all fronts and that is just something that puts a smile right on my face. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@devi53 (348)
• India
10 Dec 11
Good idea i like this, Mega i agree with you cleaning make the computer to increase its speed.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
13 Dec 11
Speed is rather essential in this day and age. I mean, time is of the essence. Therefore, we are going to rather be frustrated when we wait around, tapping on the desk, as computer is going to boot up. Granted, there will be wait. If only it booted up in a blink of the eye and if things loaded rather quickly. Sadly that is not really the case. Still any little bit we really allow it to go forward, where we push it just a little bit forward, where we allow the programs to rather load a bit better, that is really great for sure. Speed is essential because time is of the essence. It might take some time to do but think of all of the time you'll be saving with quicker loading times. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
10 Dec 11
You are right cleaning the computer is necessary weekly disk defragmentor, disk cleanup is necessary to maintain the speed. Clear cookies is also best habit.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
13 Dec 11
Indeed all of those things are a rather pretty essential thing to rather do. There are going to be a lot of times where people neglect these things. It might not be that much of a problem at first. However, if you are going to have a computer for a longer haul, things will be slightly more noticeable as things go on to say the very least. Clearing cookies and Internet cache as well is one of those things that allows a lot of useless things to be removed from the computer. There are just a lot of times where people just question why the computer is slow. Not realizing that there is a certain amount of maintenance to do with it. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
• China
10 Dec 11
I agree with you and in fact I clean it everyday. Sometimes ,I just think I must have some obsession on it.When I feel my computer becomes slow, I can't help to clean my computer cause I just think computer rubbish has responsibility to it.Of coure,sometimes it just because I have opened too many programs.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
13 Dec 11
Well I don't do a deep cleaning every day. But I do clear my cache and my cookies each and every day, before I shut it down for the day, which does in fact help. There are going to be a lot of times where you'd be surprised how much can accumulate in that, if you are on the computer for more than a couple of hours during the day. Indeed, however, opening a few too many problems does have a lot to do with speed. Especially if those programs tend to be high level of memory programs. Where it is going to be something that is just going to eat up a lot of your time and energy to deal with. So that's a potential culprit but still important to clean house. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@randy2611 (134)
• United States
10 Dec 11
Oh yeah cleaning it out really helps to improve performance, such as the amount of free Hard disk space can count towards Virtual ram while using large programs. SO keeping at least half of the disk organized and empty can do wonders. I often have cluttered movies and edit alot of video, so I often find duplicates of files. But you might want to check out giveaway of the day I thought it was dumb at first but check the homepage once a day and they offer the full version of many useful,expensive,and interesting software.
@lovedude (4454)
• India
9 Dec 11
I do clean temp files and defragement system.. but I don't delete any data which are old or not used.. sometimes I may think to delete them but don't know.. I can't.. you can say love to my data... hehe.. I have setup of acrobat reader from 4 to current.. but yeah I agree keeping clean computer is better way.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
13 Dec 11
I think that I was like that a long time ago. These days, I'm very conscious about not having too many things that I don't ever plan on using again. I just get rather agitating having to shift through the clutter. There are a lot of times where I might let a file linger or a program but eventually, if I don't get something through one time, I'll knock it down the first time. A clean computer is more efficient. Not just running efficiently, but finding stuff efficiently. Especially when you have a computer for several years, that can be an exercise in frustration trying to attempting to find everything. At least that is where I stand on the situation. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
• United States
9 Dec 11
I agree and although I do not do this very often I do the same thing. I look around my computer for games or programs I no longer use or pictures that I no longer need on my computer. Then afterward I run my Registry Mechanic program and restart my computer. I notice that it runs much faster after I do all this.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
9 Dec 11
It does seem to run a lot faster after a bout of housecleaning. I think I'm getting to the point where the computer does run well. But it could run better. It can run much better for sure to say the very least. So that is why I go right into the computer and start deleting some things, that I no longer really have no use for. You'd be surprised how many things can be there, if you use the computer on a mostly regular basis(let's say about six to eight hours a day, and obviously for some many more), but even those who use it for a few hours a day, are going to really find themselves cleaning a lot of house. It does run smoother after a nice decluttering and maintenance. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@zyver41 (11)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
Nice! i do house cleaning on my computer very often too, i use freeware apps to clean the system files, delete unnecessary files, archive/compress exe installer files (to save more space and to avoid viruses to infect my installers), and categorizing of files from folders and sub-folders. It is good to practice house cleaning not only in your typical house but on you computer also.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
9 Dec 11
All good practices for sure. There are many times where people neglect those things. I think that people tend to take a couple of years off their computer when they are not going to do those things. It is just leaving the door open for many problems but the clutter can be problematic. If not for the fact from a technological standpoint but rather for the fact of just messing with everything. Yeah, those nasty backdoors for viruses being left in there are problematic. Which another important part is running a virus scan on a regular basis. To really get through everything. House cleaning is essential on the computer for sure. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
• United States
9 Dec 11
I actually cleared some of my space just this morning. Because I downloaded some files just because and wanted to delete them. And I found so many other things that were taking up space. So they went away as well.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
9 Dec 11
Excellent, it is rather great to clear out all of the things. I think that many of us really do download a lot of files off of a whim. Just because we want to, just because of the files that are going to look interesting. We keep them on our computer and sometimes we are delay at deleting them. A lot of our clutter rather comes through those impulse downloads. I tend to do that, looking at those files that I downloaded. Some of them, I remember downloading them but I don't remember why. Others I do remember why, when I do think about it. Still got to be cleaning the house, to make everything run smoothly and increase the clutter. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
No question about that one, you could also enhance your computers capabilities by cleaning up unwanted programs, the faster your computer can get, the better, like what you said every second counts
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
9 Dec 11
For sure indeed. Many of us live rather busy lives. If we have to hunt for something on a computer or whatever or it takes a little bit longer to load for whatever reason, then there are going to be a lot of seconds that are going to be burned up. It is going to lead us to really spend a lot more time than we really would like to. If we can shave some time off of that by cleaning house. The faster the computer is the better. Even if it is a pretty decent pace, increasing the speed is rather something that is going to lead us through. Time tends to rather make a fool of us all. It is all about shaving off some time. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
• Indonesia
9 Dec 11
you do right my friend. clean the registry and cookies about software you have deletd too, so your computer more good.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
9 Dec 11
Yes it is important for sure. You can really lead to a lot of good times with having a great computer when it runs a little faster. Every little bit of quality you are going to be able to do, the better. You will have to handle with care to make sure you don't delete anything essential but still there are going to be times where it is time to clean house. Even the computers that run the best, with the most space, can run better. There are just a lot of times where every little bit of quality is going to help. It is going to enhance the quality. Even the best computer can be made slightly better with a little careful maintenance. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.