• James Coupland

Speed up your windows and Mac computers

The first thing you will notice when you use your new computer for the first time is the speed and smooth running of the system, applications, internet searches and file downloads.

But the more you use your computer you will notice it starts to slow down, starting up takes longer and applications launch slower.

This is because your system starts getting clogged with temporary set-up files from application installations, temporary files that get left after removal of software, cookies and temporary internet file from websites visited and thumbnails from pictures downloaded. All this drains on the system resources that takes up large chunks of memory. The best way to keep on top of this is to clear your system cache at least once every 2 months. Windows do have a set of tools to do this, but can take up to 15 mins to complete depending on laptop/computer performance.

So the quickest way to do this is to

Copy the short script below in to Notepad

ECHO OFF

CLS

reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Csc\Parameters /v FormatDatabase /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

ECHO Now reboot the machine to clear the Client Side Cache.

PAUSE

Save the file as delete cache.cmd to the desktop

Right click on the icon

Select run as administrator

After 2 seconds the command prompt window will open

Press any key to continue

Then restart computer

On restart the system will delete the system cache before loading windows this process should take no more than 2 mins or less to complete

You will then notice that your computer is running a lot faster.

To find notepad go to

Start button

Type notepad in the search box

Left click notepad to launch

For Apple mac

Go to Finder/go/gotofolder

Type: ~/library/caches

Select all, send to trash

Restart Mac

This is also fairly quick to do depending on amount of cache that needs to be cleared

This will breathe new life in to old machine

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