Computer Running A Little Slow Lately? | Technology
You can automate some basic maintenance tasks in Windows to help keep your computer running better. Read this week's In The Classroom to learn how...but first the latest news...
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Password Manager Programs
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- Online resources for finding information - http://www.microsoft.com/athome/students/studentsites.aspx
Listen To Radio On Your Computer
- It's easier than you might think - http://www.microsoft.com/athome/music/onlineradio.aspx
In The Classroom
Most people do one of the following when their computer begins to slow down...besides get angry:
- Improve their computer by buying more memory.
- Decide to tweak their computer's settings.
- Figure that their computer is old, there's nothing else they can do, and that it's probably time to buy a new computer.
All these solutions will boost a computer's performance. However, what's to keep your newly blazing PC from slowing down again after a couple months or years? A badly fragmented hard drive will bring even a top-of-the-line new computer to a grinding halt.
One option is to create a preventive maintenance plan—a plan that's easy to set up and set in motion so you never have to think about it again. Here's everything you need to do it -http://www.microsoft.com/athome/setup/maintenance.aspx
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