Your PC’s New Year resolution

You all might be having a New Year resolution for the year 2009. However, computer users might be dreaming of their PCs to perform better. Well, such a thing isn’t impossible.

It is a known fact that every user goes on to hit speed bump sometime or the other. The bump can be a slow booting computer, dead power-supply, e-mail attachment gone in cyberspace, or an extremely wet mobile, etc. At times, technology appears to be more troublesome in comparison with its worth.

However, just as ‘flat tires’ can get patched, majority of computer-related problems can get fixed, that too, at a faster rate. There are companies making ways for simple, speedy solutions to internet, network, hardware, software, and crises concerned with mobiles. Hold on, people! Windows has not been left out. It is agreeable that speed bumps regarding higher technology can be annoying. They must, however, not prevent you from having the ride enjoyed.
One thing can be certainly said about Vista- Search capabilities on its part have put XP to shame. You would literally pity the XP user trying to locate file with such a badly-designed search tool. Luckily, alternatives exist for this: Both, Google Desktop and Copernic Desktop Search perform the task of indexing your images, e-mail messages, documents, MP3 files, and the other content to obtain lightning-fast searches. The best part is that they allow you to peek in to the files found inside without having them opened. This is, in actual sense, the proper way of making a search tool work.

No one would like to get struck up in traffic. However, that is precisely what takes place when Windows personal Computer boots: Every start-up program tries running simultaneously, resulting in some sort of traffic jam. At this time, you need a ‘traffic cop’, i.e. an application allowing programs start-up, that too, ‘one at a time’. This application should be designed in such a way that it comes in to picture at regular intervals.The above-mentioned application is nothing but ‘Startup Delayer’. This application costs absolutely nothing. It aids you in setting up delays for the other programs, thereby simplifying congestion. This is done to boot up your PC faster. Just start by having reviewed list of various startup programs for seeing which one can wait. iTunesHelper, LightScribe Control Panel, and Google Update are instances of fine candidates. They do not need to operate immediately after the system starts.

In order to set delay for the program, have it dragged to a ‘white bar’ at Startup Delayer windows’ bottom. You would observe a line which would represent the program. Drag it towards the right or left for increasing or decreasing the delay. Carry out the same procedure for the other applications as well. However, do not forget to have them staggered by a minute.

Leave the startup programs which you can’t recognize alone. A delay consisting of 10-15 minutes for certain startups might improve start-up speed noticeably.

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