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Disk Defragging

I talked about spring cleaning in yesterday’s post. Today, I took some of my own advice and performed some disc cleaning on Anne’s computer. (I just received a new laptop from Wycliffe Associates and don’t need it quite yet). I used Auslogic’s DiskDefrag and find it to be so much better and faster than Window’s built-in defragmenter. According to their website, the program… 

    • Optimizes file system
    • Consolidates free space
    • Can defrag automatically
    • Provides flexible scheduler
    • Can defrag a single file or folder
    • Supports multi-terabyte volumes

I know individuals that highly recommend it as well. It’s free so give it a try and let me know what you think.

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2011 in Free, Software, Utilities

 

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Spring Cleaning

With the coming of spring comes spring cleaning. As they say in Poland, “you gotta do what spring cleaningya gotta do” so we get to it. But, have you ever thought about spring cleaning your computer?

Here’s an excellent PC Magazine article on cleaning up your computer. I’ve also included a link on PC Mag’s best Tune Up Utilities, both free and paid.

Here’s an excellent and helpful TechRepublic checklist entitled “Items to Address with a PC  Tune-up” that will help you remember WHAT to focus on in maintaining your computer.

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2011 in Hardware, Software, Tech Article, Utilities

 

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Best Free Microsoft Downloads and Cool Win 7 tools

Gizmo’s, one of favorite sites to discovering free software, has an excellent article on free Microsoft software. Gizmo’s also has recommendations for Apple and Linux operating systems.

Both Anne and I have an e-book reader. Anne has a Nook, from Barnes & Noble, and I have an Amazon Kindle. We both love our readers – they are so compact but are able to store so much reading material. So, we found this article on free e-books quite helpful.

See http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/50-places-free-books-online.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmosbest+%28Gizmo%27s+Best-ever+Freeware%29 for more information.

Tech Republic is one of my favorite web sites. They recently published this following article on 10 cool Windows 7 tools. Check it out…

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10things/10-cool-tools-in-windows-7/738

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2011 in Free, Software, Tech Article, Utilities, Windows

 

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