posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 01:05 PM
reply to post by intrepid
Other than the ones you have mentioned already specific maintenance tasks are different from system to system so its a bit difficult to know what to
suggest without knowing what type of PC you are running and what operating system you have. So ill add some general suggestions for a windows pc of OS
- Im sure many people would want to suggest Ccleaner.
- I like to use the 'clean up system files' part of disk clean up.
- Personally i like to run hijackthis every now and then to check for if needs be remove unwanted browser objects. but i don't recommend this is you
don't know what you are doing.
- Registry cleaners can be dodgy so always back up the registry before you run them. CCleaner has a pretty decent registry cleaner in it as well. I
also like to remove unwanted stuff from the registry by hand , you will probably be surprised just how much stuff is left in there even after a
program has been uninstalled. But i dont recommend this unless you know what you are doing or at least back up the registry, set a restore point and
have a recovery disk at hand.
- I use always use IOBitUninstaller to remove programs because it does a good job of removing registry entire as well.
- if you're feeling adventurous you could try using msconfig.exe to check what programs are being loaded up when windows starts. you might want to
disable anything unwanted there.
- you could check services.msc to see if there is anything you want to disable or set to delayed startup. Setting certain services to delayed startup
can help speed up your boot time.
edit on 12-1-2013 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)