Running My Computer's Disc Clean Up
November 11, 2017 7:54am CST
I feel my laptop is slowing down. I don't know the reason but my suspect is that it is getting older. But I know there are remedy. So I run the disc clean up in my C local disc to eliminate those data and files that clogged in the system. I deleted many files and temporary files among others. Then I run the checking for driver errors. It took a little time before it totally finished for drive C and drive D. It went well. I think it speed up a little bit though I am not yet satisfied. I don't want to use the defragment because I'm afraid it might cause some problem in the system. Do you have any other idea to speed up the system of the computer? Of course, aside from faster internet access.
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As mentioned by @Assylum, defragging will not harm your device, you can schedule and set it aitomatically at a time when you least use your laptop and at what intervals You can create an account in sites like Photobucket and move all your pictures and videos there so it's not stored on your device, you can get it anytime when you need it and would free up a lot of space. Delete your browsing history, clear your cookies but just make sure you have all your pass words cause sites would ask you to log in again. Delete documents that are no longer needed as well as games, they take up a lot of space. Update your anti virus and do a full system scan, devices slow down when malware is hiding, it might not even be a virus but a PUP or a potentially unwanted program that came bundled when you downloaded some program. Good luck buddy
• Manchester, England
It is actually the other way around. Defragmenting a drive will not cause any harm, whereas disk cleanup can remove wanted files. You could check the start up programs. Many programs load immediately when the computer is turned on so that they are constantly ready for use. It does it take long for a program to load, so unless you use them regularly this is a waste of system resources. Also check the Task Manager to see if any utilities are using excessive resources.
@Asylum mine is scheduled to defrag at a time least used. Say 2 or 3 am so when I wake up it's already ready, same with my full system scans, they are all set automatically although I also do manual when I feel somerhing seems to be not right.
@ilocosboy Disclaimer: all comments are merely suggestions, this member does not take any responsibility for damages, poor responses or errors created because suggestion was performed on their computers. Hit it with a big hammer. You did remove history files when you used disc cleanup, that is the easy way. Check box for temp internet files is all that is required. So you are good. Defrag does really help with speed specially if it hasn't been done for a while. It's best to only have dfrag working and nothing else! Worth the wait.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
@ilocosboy It brings all your files together as one unit instead of having them all over the place, even though it doesn't look like it when you pull up your files, everything seems to be together as one unit. However, that's not the case, so when you defrag, you are actually making your computer run better.