10 PC Clean Out Tips & System Mechanic Giveaway CLOSED

How much time do you waste at work or at home because of a slow computer or laptop? According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the average American adult has 1,800 personal digital files. Other studies show the frustration and emotional impact, as well as business inefficiencies, caused by slower technology.

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Psychological research shows the negative impact of clutter – digital or otherwise – on people’s lives, as increasing amounts of time are wasted sifting through and managing growing hoards of information. It's time to clear up the clutter by deleting old and unused files.

To help, System Mechanic is sharing 10 simple clean up tips so you clean out your PCs and laptops.

  1. Delete unused, old or duplicate files, emails, email addresses, bookmarks and favorites. With System Mechanic’s “Remove Junk Files”, “Remove Internet Debris” or “Find Duplicate Files” tools, you can recover a lot of lost space - and a lot of time wasted while looking for files on a cluttered hard drive.
  2. Organize your files. Make sure to use a logical file naming system and put them into folders that make sense and are easy to remember and access.
  3. Defragment your hard drive. While it won’t categorize your files (you have to do that manually, see #2 above), defragmentation will speed up your access to them, again saving you valuable time. System Mechanic’s “Defragment Hard Drive” tool defragments even your Windows system files, providing noticeable speed improvements.
  4. Back up your files and programs at least every month. Imagine all the time wasted if your files are lost. Back up regularly to a separate device like a portable hard drive or set up an automatic online back-up service.
  5. Uninstall programs that you no longer need or use. To make sure they are completely uninstalled and do not leave any residual clutter, use System Mechanic’s “Remove Installed Programs” to uninstall even the most stubborn components.
  6. Once you’ve uninstalled unused program, make sure to clean out your registry as well. Invalid or out-of-date registry settings can slow down your computer’s boot time. Use System Mechanic’s “Repair Registry Problems” and “Defragment and Compact Registry” to save valuable minutes off your boot time.
  7. Further improve your computer’s start-up time by removing unnecessary start-up items. Many programs lodge themselves in start-up without your knowledge. Remove them using System Mechanic’s “Optimize Windows Startup” tool.
  8. Once you’ve organized all your files into folders, make sure all the shortcuts are still accurate. Use “Repair Broken Shortcuts” to get all your shortcuts in order.
  9. For an ultimate clean out, try iolo’s DriveScrubber (a stand-alone utility for permanently wiping data from hard drives, offered also as part of System Mechanic Professional). DriveScrubber can securely wipe out all your hard drive data or you can use a more selective approach, removing only your personal files and leaving the programs intact. Definitely opt for this clean out option if you are planning on donating your computer to make sure your personal information is not recoverable.
  10. For a complete PC clean out, don’t forget your PC’s outside. Clean the screen, dust the keyboard, clean the mouse. After all, your computer deserves some pampering too.

Ready to clean up your PC or laptop? Then enter this giveaway for the System Mechanic performance optimization software

ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY!

  • (1) System Mechanic software via either a physical copy or a digital copy download

WAYS TO ENTER:

Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. April 12, 2013.


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3 comments:

  1. The tip I found most useful is :
    Once you’ve uninstalled unused program, make sure to clean out your registry as well

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  2. Hi Onica. The tip I found most helpful was: #4 Back up your files and programs at least every month.

    Thanks for hosting such a useful giveaway. Crossing my fingers.
    Tracy@CottonPickinCute
    cpcblogging(at)hotmail(dot)com

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