How to Revitalize Your PC - Part II

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Computers nowadays may now be the most used machine in the world. We may not really take it into full consideration but they contribute to our daily productivity. We always want our computers to be fast and smooth. Any glitch and lagggggggggg should not be present while we are working, and even when we are just playing our favorite games. In reality, these undesirable phenomenon will always come if your PC is not properly maintained. Hence, proper action should be done always.

What's With It?
Revitalizing your computer is far different from the idea of buying some new parts to make your PC run faster and more stable. In that case you are already somehow bringing in a new computer. That's not Revitalizing but rather it's called Reviving your PC and not just making it healthy again. It is similar to the sense why Frankenstein was made. But anyways, these jargons that we just made may sound silly but it does make a lot of sense. Your computer should be handled properly and should be monitored by time to time. A crappy computer is like a sick human lying on bed that should have a heart rate monitor beside him/her.

The processor is the brain of your computer but we also have the hard disk which is heart of your computer. The hard disk is where data is stored and delivered. It is always used from the moment you boot your computer up and when the time you shutdown. So taking care of your hard disk/drive is simply is really like making your heart healthy. That's how important it is for the computer.

How Do We Do It?
Optimizing your computer to its best performance is simply doing what we did in Part I and what we will do now which is simply to defrag your hard drive but in the right way. I intentionally made this final step to be after the cleaning of impurities so that the outcome will be more reliable. We first get rid of the unneeded files so that the hollow file sectors that the junk files last occupied will be filled in by those essential files which will be moved by defragmentation.

Before we begin the final step, you can optionally boost your system in order to let your degragmenter program access all of the files. This is due to the fact that running programs' files can be locked and sometimes can't be moved by defragmentation. So this step can come very handy. Just make sure when you boost your system you opt out the Defragmenter Service in case it has any. As an example, we use O&O Defrag Proffesional which is a commercial deframenter, but you can use any defragmenter that you want.

Exclude Defragmenter Service

After we boost our computer, we then open our favorite defragmenter and do a complete defragmentation. Some defragmenter refer to this as a full defragmentation, but anyways they are completely the same.

Do a Complete Defrag

This process will take hours to do depending on your computer's performance and your hard drive's storage capacity. Better leave your computer, do something else and just come back to check if the process is done.

Defragmenting in Process

After hours or less of waiting, we now have a report on what has happened; an almost perfect arrangement of file sectors. New files will just be placed into the hollow file sectors and will be placed near each other. Hence, file accessibility is improved.

Defragmenting in Process

We just revitalized our computer although not on it's brand new condition but at least we made it to operate back to it's optimal performance. There are more things you can do with your PC in order to make it run better, but we won't be tackling them in this tutorial. Just stay tuned for future tips on how to make your computing life better.

That's all for now... Let's keep our heads stuffed.