free programs to keep your computer running fast

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  1. Jeff

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    well i downloaded and tried the ccleaner...that works very well. however i do not feel using a different defrag program will work well, and i say this because in the past i have installed other defrag programs, and sometimes my pc would lock up.

    for a time, i would use Norton's defrag, and that messed things up. i bought a reasonably good program before that, when used, it would mess things ups. then i tried a free program. in the end, Windows just didn't like those programs, and would lock up everything. something went horribly wrong one time, and i had to re-install Windows all over again. so for the past few years now, i use the Windows defrag. it works, it's compatible, no problems.

    if you use any other defrag program and it works for you, you have my blessing.

    on a side note, i do a disk clean once each week, clean out my restore points and make a new one, then i defrag...just "weekly maintenance" since i got this machine, back in 1999...!!!!
     
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    Geesh!...........
     
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    I prefer tweaknow at tweaknow.com It does a graet job at cleaning and defragging among lots of other things
     
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    geesh to what...my old pc or my weekly maintenance...???

    i'd like a newer, but all the work to transfer over things to the new one....or, i'd like to build a new pc, but right now, i just cannot afford to..

    if it's my weekly maintenance, it's a force of habit from the WindowsME days...!!!
    Geeesh".... seemed like weekly i was re-installing that system...!!!

    plus i do see where my pc (XP Home) runs better when i do the weekly stuff.
     
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    Well I have a Hitachi Deskstar 200 GB hard drive that I don't use here real cheap when you get ready to build...
     
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    My grandson said do you want to speed this up so l have used it ad have had no problems.
     
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    I have my unit to defrag every WED night while I am in bed. Delete useless files and cookies several times a week.. Recently had to format my unit, get new updates, BIO's and such, and I swear it works better today than when I bought it two years ago.
     
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    My 1st comp IBM 120mb HARD DRIVE bought around 1989 from sears $2500
     
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    I use my G3 Apple iBook everyday.
     
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