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How do l speed up my laptop?

it's an Acer Aspire One and l just got it

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a. Clean up any viruses/spyware with reliable software like http://bit.ly/laptopspeedup

b. Go start>run>type msconfig>go to startup> remove all unecessary programs.

c. Defragment your hard drive.

d. If you're using hard drive, consider getting SSD (solid state drive), they are up to 10 times faster than HDD. Most of your everyday work is the work of the hard drive, not the processor or the graphic card.

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You can speed up your laptop by putting all of your stuff like documents, music, pictures, etc. into your flash drive. If you don't want to do that, delete the unimportant things that you saved in your laptop. I think you should use the flash drive. If you want to do none of those things, since your laptop is slow, be patient for a while, and if you keep doing that, it might be faster. If all of this doesn't work, I will highly apologize! But I hope this helped! :)

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first guys answer and run anti virus and malware + delete stuff

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go to Start; type msconfig in the search box. You will be prompted for admin password (if used). tabs will open on the screen; select Start Up it will open and show you all of the programs that are loading when you turn your computer on Deselect all except your virus program click Apply and then re-boot. You will find that your computer is loading all types of programs that you are not needed. Removing them from your start sequence will not change anything on the program and all will act normally when you want them, but your no longer loading everything, every time. Big improvement.

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Okay, here is a techie here that will provide real answer to your problem.

Unless your HDD (Hard Drive Disk) is either old, or just about full, deleting files is not necessarily going to help fix your problem. You need to delete old system information which adds up over time. This is actually the leading cause for slow computers, people not periodically "fine-tuning" their system. This is a very old, quite common, and long-standing issue with all Windows operating systems. Such old files consist of old temporary internet files, application and utility history, Windows Registry issues, and more. Though most programs used to fine-tune your computer are scams and some of them actually make your computer worse, so beware. Also, the reason why temporary files slow down your computer is because the Windows operating system will continuously monitor those files for needed resources, which is actually a pretty stupid attempt for Microsoft to speed up your computer. All it does, especially after a while, is slow down your computer.

A good, free system tuning program can be found at www.filehippo.com called CCleaner. It's a great tool. This and a anti virus.

I hope this helps. Cheers!

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That sounds like really good advice but what antivirus should they install then?
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Anyone can claim that something is good, but in truth none of them are. Many anti-virus programs do help with preventing the misuse of your computer but all they can do is prevent such instances.This is why I've learned to monitor everything myself but not everybody has the commitment, dedication or the time to learn something like that. As far as a free anti-virus goes, however, I recommend AVAST. For paid, I'll usually recommend the Kaspersky Internet Security suite. Norton and McAfee are too far behind the game to provide real adequate protection nowadays and in my opinion aren't worth the money.
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get mozilla firefox or google chrome

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I just found this out recently: Your computer makes temporary folders that slow down your computer. Here's what to do to delete them:
1) Go to the start button and click on it. Then type in "run" and click enter (or click on the program that says "run".
2) Enter in "temp" and click on "ok" and delete all of it. Also type in "%temp%" and do the same thing.
3) Do this once a week or more often and I hope it helps.
*When you go to delete everything, a few things will still be there- they are important don't delete those* :) And I just bought my dad the same laptop and he's having the same problem and it's helping him. :)

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the less information is on your computer the faster it will be, also look into deleting cookies. another trick is to click your "start" button and the right click on "my computer" hit "properties", "advanced", "performance" tab click "settings" and then click the bubble that says "adjust for best performance" by default this is usually set to "adjust for best appearance" which slows down your machine. also for whatever programs your running you might trying turning down your graphics. if this is still not enough you might need to upgrade your ram or your graphics card if you have one.

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Try finally fast.com or take it up to best buy for geek squad.

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Uninstall all the Programs and Software that you don't need.

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Tie it to a moving 747 jet. That will make it go over 300 M.P.H. faster. L.O.L.

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I own a mac computer and theirs this thing called "mac cleaner" that helps with the virisus that slow down the computer (it does cost money after you get the 'free trial' but its good if you have a mac). If you have another computer simply taking out unnecessary stuff will help.

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Its probly need to be updated or agv alized

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1)upgrade components. What is the max memory capacity? Look it up and buy memory that is compatible. The manual will specify. You can get an SSD hard drive which are incredibly fast but 3 x the cost.
2) try ccleaner and defragment the HD every so often. Clean the temp files and backup your docs/pics about once a month. I have 3 copies of everything.

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To speed up your laptop
1.Fix all PC errors with aro 2012 like software
2.clean unnecessary files [go to start >all programs > Accessories >System Tools >Disk Cleanup]
3.use disk defragmenter [it' in system tools like disk clean up]
4.update windows regularly
5. use an anti virus
6.use Absolute Uninstaller
that should speed up your laptop a bit

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Its really simple you can go 2 ways.

1st Way: Go to control panel and uninstall all the programs that you have not used in the past 1 - 3 months.

2nd Way: Go to system restore and restore your pc to a point where you feel it was fast enough to support your needs.

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you probably have to much software,documents,and games downloaded on it so if you have some things that you dont use on it then u should delete them but other than that you should be fine and it should run faster by then

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The less information is on your computer the faster it will be, also look into deleting cookies.

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Check your internet connection

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go 2 cleanmypc.com ITS FREE!

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You can remove some programs from the start-up menu so they aren't always running in the background. After moving them into a file you can tell them not to run unless you click on it. I stopped my camera, my speakers, my email, the down-loader, my browser, my music program, and my One-Notes from running on start-up and mine is much faster now.

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you have to go to the mistical land of maiwaka and talk to the god of fire and war he will give you a spear of the lords to hunt down the mistical dragon of the south then you have to cut off its head and bring it back to him he will give you the power of the gods then you can us it to make your computer faster

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google CCleaner and download/install it. Turn computers power to high performance, dramatic speed boost.

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use my clean pc it works great

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use TuneUp Utilities can make your Windows operating system faster, more comfortable and more secure with just a few mouse clicks

http://razersoft.blogspot.com/2012/12/tuneup-utilities-2013-v1303000138.html

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I would say you should defragment the hard drive and work on getting rid of files and other content, including excess content that you don't need. Having a clean hard drive with clean ram memory set.

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U can download this software http://download.cnet.com/Mz-Ram-Booster/3000-2086_4-11665525.html , it will double your computer speed.

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Check out : http://www.tokeepmypcup.com/Tipsandtricks/Tips&Tricks.html

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Glary utilities, i use it on every computer i get. it makes them ten times faster, and there is a free version.

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Check how many processes are running on your machine? Are they really need to run on every time you restart your machine. They are many application that really do not need to run on every boot so they can be disabled. Plus as many are recommending about keeping things clean. If you need more help on how to disable certain apps so that they dont run all the time. Write me back and I would be more than happy to help.
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Warp drive.

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Go to start menu , type system configuration , select services , tick on "hide all microsoft services" and click disable all
go to startup , unckeck unwanted softwares
ok and restart to take effect
this is the most efficent way to speed up computer

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I would suggest making an .CMD file that would allow you to delete the .APP-DATA on your laptop. This would boost your speed and get rid of flush-float data. It could also boost your internet speed (well, the communication between your internet and laptop.) I have a file, if you like, I could e-mail it to you.

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Throw it really hard.

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1st Way: Go to control panel and uninstall all the programs that you have not used in the past 1 - 3 months.

2nd Way: Go to system restore and restore your pc to a point where you feel it was fast enough to support your needs.

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