How to Speed Up Your PC and Keep Your PC Healthy
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A-Z guide to Speeding up your pc and keeping your pc Healthy with 0(zero) cost.
4.0 (15 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,098 students enrolled
Created by Sujon Mondol
Last updated 9/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
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What Will I Learn?
  • Know the must-do activities to keep your PC in tip-top condition.
  • Be familiar with common mistakes that can affect computer speed and safety
  • Avoid these common mistakes that can affect computer speed and safety
  • Diagnose of issues that may be affecting your PC’s performance and you can easily fix common issues before they become costly (and timely) problems
  • Save hundreds of pounds for repairs - a few simple tweaks will result in a better, faster computer and even keep an older PC working for longer.
  • Know whats makes their computer slow and how to fix them
  • Know what bogs down their computer and how to fix them
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  • Nothing special, you just have to know how to start and close a computer. That means very little knowledge about using a computer
  • You come open minded because this point is very important to keep learning

+++++++ This course is all about how to speed up your computer and keep your computer healthy. +++++++

You'll learn-

  1. Around 22 lectures and 1.15 hours of content!
  2. How to easily speed up your computer and keep your computer healthy.
  3. How to increase your knowledge about how to keep your computer speedy
  4. Not to spend hundreds of dollars for repairing- with this knowledge you can save a large amount of money considerably
  5. Couple of magic simple strategies that you must follow to keep your computer safe and healthy.
  6. The super-secret way to speed up your computer
  7. How you should learn to speed up your pc
  8. The secrets to deal with viruses and spyware

..... and much, much more!

There is NEVER anything to pay!

Click the "take this course" button, top right, now ... it's your turn ...

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who uses pc
  • Anyone who wants to be a clean and safe computer user and wants to deal with viruses and spyware
  • Anyone or any organization who needs to keep their computer speedy and healthy
  • Anyone or any organization who needs to use computers without interruption
  • Anyone, young or old, from anywhere in the world, who wants to speed up their computers and keep their computers healthy
  • Anyone who wants to very quickly improve their knowledge about computer/online safety
  • This course is not about earning money
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
22 Lectures 01:11:27

Hello everyone,

Here is the Introductory discussions and overview of this course. This lecture will show you who I am and why I am creating this course. This lecture will also cover why people should take this course, who the course is for and how students will benefit. This introductory video will also describe the things the student will be able to do at the end of this course. Complete this course to get the full benefit.

Thanks in advance and have a nice day!

Preview 03:16

Limit how many programs run at startup

There are a lot of programs that load automatically when you boot up your PC—which can really hamper performance. To manage these programs like a pro, learn how to get a comprehensive view of what's running:

1.Click the Start button , type System Configuration in the search box, and then click System Configuration in the list of results.

2.Click the Startup tab. The programs set to run at startup are indicated with a check mark. You can clear the check boxes for any nonessential programs to disable them, but make sure you only disable programs you're familiar with. When in doubt, don't clear the check box.

Preview 03:14

Clean up your system with CCleaner

As you use your PC, settings get corrupted, files get broken and data that's no longer needed can clog up the system. Fixing all these issues can be tricky and time consuming, but free system-cleaning tools such as CCleaner handle the hard work for you. Download the Cleaner from CCLEANER website and follow the installation instructions.

Once installed, click Start > All Programs > CCleaner.

In the CCleaner window, click the Analyze button to run a system scan - this may take a while to run. You get a long list of files that are no longer being used by Windows 7 with all of them automatically selected. Click the Run Cleaner button to clean out these files and speed up your PC.

Preview 05:16

Adjust visual effects

"Pretty is as pretty does,” my grandmother used to say. Maybe she wasn't referring to computers, but the principle still applies. Windows includes some stunning effects, but if you need more speed you can customize the settings you want to use for the appearance of Windows on your computer.

1.Click the Start buton , type Performance Information and Tools in the search box, and then click Performance Information and Tools in the list of results.

2.Click Adjust visual effects.

3.Here you can decide if you want to let Windows choose what's best for your computer, adjust for best appearance, or adjust for best performance.

Adjust visual effects

Change indexing options

Windows indexes your hard disk for speedier searching, but background indexing can slow down your computer's overall performance. If your PC is dragging its heels, consider disabling this feature.

Click Start > Computer. In Windows Explorer, right-click your system drive (usually C:) and then click Properties.

On the General tab, untick the box next to Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties and click OK. In the confirmation box, make sure the option to apply changes to subfolders and files are selected and click OK.

Changing indexing options

Keep your PC up to date

One of the best things you can do to protect your PC is also one of the easiest: Make sure you are set up to get automatic updates from Microsoft. If you use Windows and other Microsoft software, such as Microsoft Office or Windows Live Essentials, then you should use the Microsoft Update service. You'll also get notices about new Microsoft software that you can download for free.

So how do you turn on automatic updates? Simple: Go to the Microsoft Update website. If you don't have automatic updates turned on, I am here to help you.

Keep your pc up to date

Tidy your desktop

Give your PC a speed boost by tidying up your desktop. Most people's desktops are cluttered with files, program shortcuts and other icons, but as Windows has to refresh these icons every so often, this can cause a slight slowdown. There's no need to delete them all - just create a single folder on your desktop called, for example, 'My Icons'. Then, drag and drop everything from your desktop into the new folder, from where they can be accessed any time you need them.

Tidy your desktop

Get rid of unwanted programs

A clean machine is a fast machine. That means your best option is to uninstall all the programs you don't use. Delete things like trial software, limited-edition versions, and anything else you're never going to use. Antivirus software? Just testing. You always want your security program, but make sure you're only running a single, up-to-date program. To uninstall software:

1.Click the Start buton , and then click Control Panel.

2.Under Programs, click Uninstall a program. (If you don't see this page, change the View by option in the upper-right corner to Category.)

3.Click the program you want to delete, and then click Uninstall.

Get rid of unwanted programs

Disk Defragmentation

Fragmentation makes your hard disk do extra work that can slow down your computer. Removable storage devices such as USB flash drives can also become fragmented. Disk Defragmenter rearranges fragmented data so your disks and drives can work more efficiently. Disk Defragmenter runs on a schedule, but you can also analyze and defragment your disks and drives manually. To do this, follow these steps:

To defragment your hard disk

1. Open Disk Defragmenter by clicking the Start buton . In the search box, type Disk Defragmenter, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Defragmenter.

2. Under Current status, select the disk you want to defragment.

3. To determine if the disk needs to be defragmented or not, click Analyze disk. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Once Windows is finished analyzing the disk, you can check the percentage of fragmentation on the disk in the Last Run column. If the number is above 10%, you should defragment the disk.

4. Click Defragment disk. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Disk Defragmenter might take from several minutes to a few hours to finish, depending on the size and degree of fragmentation of your hard disk. You can still use your computer during the defragmentation process.

Disk defragmentation

Run program is a great way to speed up your pc and keep your pc healthy. So I strongly recommend you to follow my advice.

use run program


If your PC was whizzing along merrily and then suddenly started lagging, run a virus scan. Clean bill of health? Try a troubleshooter:

1.Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.

2.In the search box, type Troubleshooting, and then click Troubleshooting in the list of results.

3.Under Systems and Security, click Check for performance issues.

4.Run the Performance troubleshooter by clicking Next in the lower-right corner.


Turn off the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets

Windows lets you run mini application known as Gadgets on your desktop that shows instant information such as the weather forecast or latest sports results. Although useful, Gadgets sap power, so it's worth turning them off if your PC feels sluggish. Hover your cursor over the top-right corner of each Gadget and click the white X on each one in turn.

Turn off win sidebar and gadgets

Routinely restart your computer

Restarting your PC clears out its memory. It also closes all the programs that are running on the PC, including those running in the background, so it's a good starting point if your computer seems to be running slow or behaving strangely.

To restart your Windows 7 computer, click the Start button and click the arrow in the bottom-right of the Start Menu. From the menu, choose Restart.

Routinely restart your computer

Clean your hard drive

The more you use your PC, the more programs you use and the more services you're running. Closing a program doesn't always close the service. That's why restarting fixes so many problems; it clears out the memory.

You should also make a habit of cleaning your hard disk to remove temporary files, emptying the Recycle Bin, and getting rid of system files you don't need any more:

1.Click the Start buton , type Disk Cleanup in the search box, and then click Disk Cleanup in the list of results.

2.After the utility runs, you'll see how much disk space you can free up.

3.Click OK, and then click Delete Files.

disk clean up

Repair hard disk errors

Windows 7's Error Checking utility can help avoid hard disk problems that can slow down performance and make it difficult to save or access your files. It scans the hard drive for bad sectors and for file system errors and then fixes them:

Close all open files. Click Start > Computer. Right-click the hard disk you want to check, then click Properties from the pop-up menu. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab. Under Error-checking, click the Check Now button.

To automatically repair files and folders problems that the scan reveals, select Automatically fix file system errors. For a more thorough disk check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. This will find and repair physical errors with the hard disk itself, and it can take much longer to complete. You can tick both options. Click Start. It's best not to use your computer for any other tasks while the scan is checking for and repairing errors.

repair hard disk errors

Turn off Windows visual effects

Windows' graphical effects look great but they can drain resources and slow down your computer. Disabling them can give you a big speed boost.

In Windows 7, right-click on an empty area of your desktop and from the pop-up menu select Personalize. Scroll down and select Windows 7 Basic – this will turn off most of the snazzy effects. Select Windows Classic for even more of a speed boost.

Turn off windows visual effects

Empty your Recycle Bin

Your recycle bin is an area of your hard drive where you store 'deleted' files. As files can be recovered from the bin they still occupy precious hard disk space. Make your computer work faster by emptying this bin regularly.

First check that there's nothing in the bin that you want to keep. Then double click the icon on your desktop and from the menu that appears click Empty Recycle Bin. A warning box will appear.

Click Yes to permanently delete files.

empty your recycle bin

Use anti-virus software

Anti-virus software protects your computer from viruses that can destroy your data, slow down or crash your computer, or allow spammers to send e-mail through your account. Anti-virus protection scans your computer and your incoming e-mail for viruses, and deletes them.

Keep your anti-virus software updated to cope with the latest bugs circulating the Internet. Most anti-virus software includes a feature to download updates automatically when you are online.

Make sure your anti-virus software is continually running and checking your system for viruses, especially if you are downloading files from the Web or checking your e-mail.

Set your anti-virus software to check for viruses when you first turn on your computer.

Give your system a thorough scan at least twice a month.

Recommended Anti-Virus Software:

  • Avast
  • Microsoft security essential

There are some other anti-virus software in the market. Most of them are good and the working process is almost same. There is a little difference among them. So don't worry if you use anti-virus software other than the recommended ones. Just make sure you use them to scan computer.

Use anti-virus software

Please follow the instructions in the video. You'll find it amazing when implemented.

Download and install free anti-virus

remove spyware from your computer
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Make ReadyBoost

It's all very well to advise you to close programs you're not using—but just because you're not using it now doesn't mean you won't be using it in 10 minutes. The answer is ReadyBoost, a helpful feature that you can use the extra space on a flash card or USB storage device to speed up your PC. But before showing you the process I want to let you know something

Why ReadyBoost Probably Isn't Useful For You

USB storage is slower than RAM. It's better to store SuperFetch data in your computer's RAM than on a USB stick. Therefore, ReadyBoost only helps if your computer doesn't have enough RAM. If you have more than enough RAM, ReadyBoost won't really help.

Plug in a compatible storage device and click Speed up my system when you see the AutoPlay dialog box.

Make ready boost

Check your hardware

If your pc is still slow then take a look at the Windows Experience Index, a method of rating your PC on five key components. Depending on your particular hardware, you might need a new PC or some hardware upgrades. To see your Windows Experience Index:

1.Click the Start button, type Performance Information and Tools in the search box, and then click Performance Information and Tools in the list of results.

2.Click Re-run the assessment in the lower-right corner of the window.

3.Check out your base score. If your score is lower than 3, it might be time to consider a new PC.

check your hardware
About the Instructor
Sujon Mondol
3.9 Average rating
23 Reviews
2,007 Students
2 Courses
Tech Instructor and Email Marketing Expert

I believe I am a hardworking person with a strong faith and a little emotion. But the word that best describes me is 'punctual'. When I do something, I do it with all my heart.

I have mixed of experience in the following fields. I have completed many projects on the following fields. I worked with the people from Asia, Europe, America, Australia, Africa. So I have enough experience with what I do.

I'm expert in-

Cyber Security and Management, Online Marketing, Email Marketing, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MS office(2003,2007,2010, 2013), MS outlook, Data Entry, Google Drive (Docs, Spreadsheet and more), Extensive Web Research & Photo Research, Web Design & Development (Wordpress, HTML5, CSS), Mailchimp (List Building, List Management, Segmentation, Automation, Newsletter Creating, Campaign Run, Report Analysis), Constant Contact (Generate Lead, Newsletter Design, Campaign Run, Others), Lead Generation (Manta, Lead411, Zoominfo, Spokeo, 123people), CRM (Zoho CRM,Salesforce,Sugar CRM), Social Media Management(facebook, twitter, linkedIn, pinterest, google plus+, tumblr, Instagram), Fan Page Create, Internet Research and Achieving goals


I have good working knowledge on the following EMAIL MARKETING software. I can design professional and eye catching template and then run campaign as necessary with the following software.

I am also familiar with email best practices including targeted lists, subject lines, deliverability and CAN-SPAM/anti-spam legislation.

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Books(cover design), Brochures & booklets, Budgets, Logo, Ads, Business cards, Calendars, Cards (any kind), Certificates, Charts & diagrams, Envelops, Faxes, Flyers, Forms, Invitations, Invoice, Job descriptions, Labels, Letters, Lists, To-do checklists, Memos, Newsletters, Planners, Plans & proposals, Projects, Receipts, Records, Reports, Resumes & CVs, Schedules, Statements, Time Sheets