Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Short Guide To Windows Xp Maintenance

Computers are like pets, for me they are my best buddies. They need good care. We want our computers to be fast, efficient and responsive. But when it slows down mostly people get mad on it. It is not the computer's fault if you had given it some good care it would never betray you. Basically its due to your operating system that slows down your computer. Operating system going bad depends on various situations, too much heat up, low disk space, viruses, etc. Here in this article i will be discussing some tips to windows xp maintenance. Have done too much blah blah, now lets just start the article :p.

Guide To Windows Xp Maintenance

1. Reduce Your Recycle Bin Size.
Data capacity of a hard drive is now available in large quantity now  days like you can easily purchase a terabyte harddrive from market easily. By default the recycle bin size for the hard drives is 10 % if the hard drive's data capacity is 500 Gb it would be useless to to define a 10 % default recycle bin settings. Change it to 2 to 5 % or it can be 5 Gb to 10 Gb.

2. Turn off Remote Desktop Management
Remote desktop management is a windows utility that allows other to access your PC remotely. Its very useful if your computer is a part of network but its always a danger as hackers can easily penetrate into your computer. So my recommendation is to turn it off, use Team viewer instead.

3. Run Windows Xp CHKDSK (Check Disk) from Time To Time
CHKDSK is essential tool for windows xp maintenance, it should run from time to time. It will scan the disk for errors, fix logical errors, detect and mark bad sectors, so that Windows will no longer try to use them. This way it can prevent your computer from becoming unstable.

4. Defrag Regularly
Defrag is another essential tool for windows xp maintenance. Badly fragmented disks can cause a lot of problems, like general system slowdowns, slower start-up and shutdowns, and even computer crashes. Basically, your hard drive is the slowest part of your computer and file fragmentation makes it even slower.
Like any other defrag utility it gathers file fragments that are scattered all over your disk and writes them into adjacent clusters.

I hope that my short guide to Windows Xp Maintenance will help you. If you like this article please share it with your friends and donot forget to comment back. 

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