Running My Computer's Disc Clean Up

@ilocosboy (34320)
Philippines
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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@louievill (18328)
• Philippines
11 Nov
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
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@ilocosboy (34320)
• Philippines
11 Nov
wow, thank you very. I will going to photobucket and really organize my photos there. I have known it earlier. Hmm, how can I clear the cookies where should I go?
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@ilocosboy (34320)
• Philippines
11 Nov
@Asylum my anti-virus is ESET security smart, I have been using this for a long time, and maybe this is the reason why my three year old (or more) laptop is still running.
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
This is great information. Thanks for putting it so clearly too.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
11 Nov
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.
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@louievill (18328)
• Philippines
11 Nov
I agree with everything you said, yes defrag will not harm your computer
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
11 Nov
@louievill The only problem these days is the time involved defragmenting a modern large drive.
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@louievill (18328)
• Philippines
11 Nov
@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.
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@YrNemo (11725)
12 Nov
No clue here, I am a hopeless case re: laptop/computer.
@ilocosboy (34320)
• Philippines
12 Nov
I found my discussion so informative that I needed to bookmark it so that when I need to read again, I just open this thread.
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@YrNemo (11725)
13 Nov
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
11 Nov
Yep! Running those utilities are good idea. But do you want to give any more info like what is your OS, hardware, computer cpu memory etc and why do you think you need to speed up the system?
@ilocosboy (34320)
• Philippines
11 Nov
Oh I'm not really so technical about this think. My co-worker just taught me how to do this thing and I think I did it. he also said to delete the history files but I cannot follow his steps so maybe I'll ask him again tomorrow.
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@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
11 Nov
@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.
@ilocosboy (34320)
• Philippines
11 Nov
oh my... big hammer ha ha, maybe in two to 6 months when I acquire my new computer... but yes, I'll get ready the hammer.
@allen0187 (33152)
• Philippines
12 Nov
Agreed with what everyone else wrote down. Hope it speeds up your laptop.
@ilocosboy (34320)
• Philippines
12 Nov
Yeah, i really read all the comments it and I am doing or following them to speed up my operating system.
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@allen0187 (33152)
• Philippines
12 Nov
@just4him (112733)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
Defrag will not harm your system. It brings all your files together in one location, and that will help speed up your computer.
@ilocosboy (34320)
• Philippines
11 Nov
I see, its been years that I didn't use defragment in my laptop.
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@just4him (112733)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Nov
@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.
@kepweng (13132)
14 Nov
i think you need a Buy new one cause im predicting you will Recieve christmas Bonus??
@ilocosboy (34320)
• Philippines
14 Nov
ha ha, you are like Nostradamus that can see the future.
@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
I can't help but I see you've been given some information below.
@ilocosboy (34320)
• Philippines
12 Nov
That's true Judy, the help pour down here and I was so thankful and actually just followed them.
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@sharon6345 (121100)
• United States
11 Nov
I do this every day. it makes them run better.
@ilocosboy (34320)
• Philippines
11 Nov
I see, so this should be everyday.