Speed up your Window PC without a part upgrade and reformatting.

Have your Windows running slow recently? Click here to know what to do without buying any software or computer parts, the best thing is you can do it your self.

Admit it we love windows when it is newly installed, the time when we got a new laptop or set up a shiny new desktop, but along the months we have noticed it is not as fast as it is used to be.

Here is a list of things to do to make it back to its tiptop shape.

1. First things first Windows update, admit it we all have to try to turn off our pc when we press shut down and the monitor suddenly show Windows update in progress. Either we turn off the power or just closed down the lid of the laptop.  The system update will solve some of the bugs that may crash your pc and it also gives an extra layer of protection so just give it some time.

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2. When your Operating System is updated the next step to do is clean up some junk. Do a simple disk cleanup. There is some software that you already know that does the cleaning but guess what your windows already have the tools it needs. Press start then type disk clean

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A window like below will appear and click on Clean system files.

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Disk cleanup application will start calculating you will see a long list so you may scroll down.

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On the above images here what mine look likes, you may check them all and click ok, but what are we really need to check are Windows update clean up and Windows upgrade log files and windows created error reporting. Some of you may be shocked that some of this checklist is consuming a space of more than 10GB on your hard drive and your wondering I have 512GB HDD and I only have this space or if you have done the math and you didn’t know where are the missing space.

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Over the course of days, months or years, Windows will compile all of its error reports and this will accumulate since we are not a Microsoft engineer and we will rarely ask for technical support from windows agent might as well take back that precious space. System cleanup makes take some time and find some other things to do.

3. Give our windows pc a virtual memory boost. We all know it since the release of Windows 10 the standard memory for a pc should be 4GB Ram, but it still took a lot of memory so this is how to give it a boost and you see will a lot of difference.

Open file explorer right clicks on this pc and click properties then click advanced system settings.

windows properties

cleanup settings performance

For the image below Click the advanced tab and click change.

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Untick the automatically manage paging file, on the custom size put the number of rams you can afford to allocate, this virtual ram will be coming from your hard disk. That’s why we do a system clean up first. Normally 16GB will do depends on the application software your using. Then click set, click ok then restart the pc to take effect.

vram allocation

4. The last step is to clean up for adware, malware that we let loose unknowingly or somehow got inside our system this is where adwcleaner will come in handy. It will scan your system for any unwanted apps, plugin, folders that have any malicious code inside your registry, we leave the technicality to the guys at malwarebytes because it works and you may see it for yourself and in action. This software tools have always been trusted, I’m using this when I got an Annual Maintenance Contract for 40 PC to maintain twice a month and this software have helped me maintain those PC.

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This post is related to my first blog post on essential things to do when you got a new pc.

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The easiest way to connect to an existing Windows domain via Windows 10 Pro

Your the new IT, the previous one went on vacation. One Desktop broke down and Manager asked you to connect the backup desktop to the existing Domain.

Your the new IT, the previous one went on vacation. One Desktop broke down and Manager asked you to connect the backup desktop to the existing Domain. Fret not follow the step below to get the job done.

The desktop should be connected on the same network and have an active connection.

Open the network and Internet setting on the bottom right corner of the screen, press right click on the network icon.

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Click ethernet and click change adapter options.

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Click the active network connection and choose properties.

network connection properties

Choose TCP/IP click properties and enter the DNS server IP. Once done click ok.

enter domain server

It’s now time to connect on the existing domain. Open my computer, right this PC then properties.

windows properties

 

Click the windows advance settings.

windows advance settings

Under the computer name tab, click change.

windows_computername_click change

Choose the radio button for Domain and enter the correct domain address.

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Enter the correct credentials for the domain server.

credetial windows for admin

If the credentials are correct you may see a confirmation and you have to restart the system.

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Reboot the system and once it up, The member or the domain user may now log in and use his credential on the configured system.

How to install Microsoft office legally

Install Microsoft office legally, to avoid the headache of crashing your app while you’re in the middle working on an important document.

Good morning! Admit it whenever we got a new laptop or desktop, aside from Antivirus the first productivity tools we ought is Microsoft Office. My friends and colleagues asked me the same, like does it have an office application, some of them will use the term “can you install words?” Admit it or not, when it comes to office application software majority will go for Microsoft office.

The first thing to do is go to office.com/setup it will take you to the photos as before. Either you sign in with your existing live.com account, the same as you use with you skype, or Hotmail credentials, or register and create a new one.

office login page

Upon logging in or creating a new account it will ask for the serial key or license of the office application it’s in the box and it is the only content in the box since Microsoft decided to put everything in the cloud. Once done it will automatically down your file.

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If your using chrome it will show like that, or if you’re using Mozilla Firefox you may see it on the almost top right corner of your screen. Install the file and you should see a similar image like below.

office_installation progress

After the installation is finished, click start and verify.

office_installed apps

Run one of the application and accept the terms and condition and enjoy your new application.

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Spending a few dollars or amount on a developed software is worthy. It is supported and will update for any bugs or vulnerability against malware and virus, plus you will use it for years to come. If you don’t have the money then choose to install a free office application like libreoffice.org

Essential things to do after Windows 10 Installation for beginners

Experiencing a slower Desktop? There are some simple things you can do to unburden your computer and speed it up without upgrading your hardware.

In the office that I am currently working every quarter of the month, new laptops are coming from suppliers waiting to be unboxed. Some come with its own operating system. For cost cutting reason some laptop comes without any OS or comes with a free operating system like Ubuntu Linux or Dos (disk operating system).

You have a new laptop and it comes pre-installed with bloatware software – bloatware is defined as unwanted software installed by a manufacturer on a new computer.

To review your computer list of installed software, go to the control panel. If you’re not familiar with Windows navigation, just simply click start and type control panel, or for the expert, they will use windows+R then type control.

controlpanel remove bloatware

You will see a window just like this and click uninstall program from there you will the list of all installed software. What are the things to check and uninstall Games, pre-installed anti-virus, Manufacturer software are to be considered and solely depend on you if you use this or if you rarely use this or not use at all better uninstall all

See image below of my personal computer list of installed software. Yes, you can use your computer for everyday essentials computing with this minimum software installed. Watching a movie, checking your emails and browsing the web.

liest of installed software

After the removal of the unwanted software, next thing to do is replace the uninstalled Antivirus I would recommend immunet from immunet.com. This an AV develop and maintain by the community and best of all free.

install antivirus - immunet

Once you have secured your new system do a quick windows update this may take time depending on the version of your Windows OS and OS build. Warning this may take a while. It will reboot your system for a few times but this is necessary to make your system secure.

Once your system is up to date now its time to customize your system of course. Different users have different requirements but the list below is always needed.

Productivity tools – Microsoft office or libre office

Browsers – google chrome or mozilla firefox

Compressor – Winrar or 7zip or winzip

Media players – VLC or Divx or KMPlayer and GOM player

Many people can do a lot with their computer with the list of software above and most people use only their browser most of the time.

The next thing to do is disable auto start software for start up this will allow you to use your computer faster upon startup or logging in, instead of waiting for a few minutes.

Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC , Click more details

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Click the startup Tab, then from the list disable the software that you will not use immediately.

The setup above or tips can also apply on a windows system that has been used for some time, because removing unnecessary software that your not using will your computer happy.