Several more ways to speed up your windows PC include the following:
1. Delete unnecessary start up programs:
Click Start, then choose All Programs or Programs (depending on your setup).
Find the Startup folder on the list and hover your mouse over it.
The list of programs that automatically start will appear. Check this list, and if you see something you don’t want or need to start automatically–such as some Microsoft Office task–right-click it and choose Delete.
2. Stop programs which start automatically using EasyCleaner.
3. Stop services which start automatically – use caution as some services are needed in order for your computer to run.
To get to the list of services, click Start, then Run.
Enter services.msc in the box. The screen that pops up is a bit intimidating at first, but it’s actually pretty straightforward. It lists every service on your machine and tells you whether it starts automatically or manually, among other things.
Click the Extended tab on the bottom, which will create a space that will give you a description of each service.
Now click on the words “Startup Type” at the top of that column, which will sort the services. The ones that say “Automatic” are–obviously–the ones that start when Windows does. They’re the only ones you care about.
The following lists services you can probably do without. Of course, if you recognize one that you use such as Windows Messenger or Telnet, don’t turn it off.
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Error Reporting Service (if you don’t want to be asked to send error reports to Microsoft anymore)
Fast User Switching
Human Interface Access Devices
NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
Portable Media Serial Number
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
Remote Procedure Call Locator
Routing & Remote Access
SSDP Discovery Service
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Pick one from the list and double-click it. You’ll see a drop-down menu next to “Startup type” that is currently set to Automatic.
Change it to Manual and click OK. This way the service will start only if it’s needed, not all the time.
4. Also considering disabling these services:
Indexing service – disable this if you don’t use the Windows’ search function very often – Start, Run, enter services.msc — see above), scroll down to Indexing Service, and set the Startup type to “Disabled
If you use the Windows Classic theme, free up some memory by scrolling down the list of services to Themes and set it to “Disabled.”