How To Speed Up Windows 7

Windows 7 Slow

Windows Performance Tips

Windows 7 is a really good operating system with regards to speed, efficiency, and the overall ease of use. But some of the times it doesn’t move along fast enough, if you get my drift. You commonly see threads on forums detailing the problems users face, one of them being the lack of performance speed. So what are some of the things which make a system running Windows 7 slow? More importantly, how to get around the issue and make the machine perform optimally?

Here are two of the most common causes for slow performance issues on this OS. Chances are they’re already building up in your PC.

Background Programs

More often than not, you have useless programs running in the background when the computer is on. This doesn’t pose much of a problem if there’s enough RAM and other resources to go around, but when there isn’t, you notice a definite lag. The OS responds more slowly, and some of your mouse clicks might even fail to do what you intended. Many background programs start when Windows starts running, and keep pulling resources while not in use.

You need to remove these from the Windows Startup selection. Go to the Start menu and choose Run. When the dialog comes up, type in msconfig and hit Enter. This brings up the diagnostics window, where you need to move to the Startup tab. There, find and uncheck any programs which you don’t want starting at the time of booting into Windows. Hit Apply and then OK to exit.

Windows Startup

Windows Performance Tweaking

Windows Registry

This is the place in Windows where every installed program has its keys stored, which contain data about the version, manufacturer, license, etc. Sometimes you have keys left behind even after a program has been removed from the system. An excess of such instances can make Windows 7 slow down noticeably. If you’re getting some of that, it might be a good idea to clean out the redundant and useless entries in the registry.

There’s no built in registry repair tool for Windows 7, but there are free applications you can download and install. The most popular of these by far are CCleaner, RegCure and Wise Cleaner. Make sure to select the option to backup the registry keys, so you can revert in case one of the heavier programs stops working after the cleanup.

Fixing The Windows Explorer Errors

Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working,

Fixing Windows Explorer Error

Windows Explorer is the application running in the OS that allows you to access all the files and folders stored in the system. When you open the My Computer, My Documents or any other directory in the system, Windows Explorer will be launched making it possible to access the contents of these directories and folders. However, sometimes, instead of opening the folder in the window, you will see the error message ‘Windows Explorer has stopped working’ on the screen.

This is essentially an OS error concerning that particular Windows service. You can continue to run any other applications on the OS. But, opening a directory or folder would no longer be possible unless you fix this Windows Explorer issue. You will find that without Windows Explorer you can no longer open My Computer, My Documents, or any other folder in the system.

So, what exactly caused the ‘Windows Explorer has stopped working’ error and how can you fix it?

In most cases, this might be a simple application crash. If so, a simple restart should fix it. Save any other work you are doing in the system, and restart the OS. Now, try opening the My Computer or My Documents folder. You will find that the Windows Explorer service is working just fine.

There is also the chance that this issue might have been caused by a virus infection. Some viruses do go after Windows services like the Windows Explorer and cause it to malfunction. If so, you need to do a full system scan to detect and get rid of these virus infections from the system, so as to get the Windows Explorer working again as before.

Windows Explorer Errors

Windows OS Problems

Now, in some rare cases, the Windows Explorer utility in the OS itself might have become corrupt and the error keeps repeating every now and then, much to the user’s annoyance. If this is the case, then you need to find out and get rid of these file corruptions from the OS. There is a utility available in the OS for this purpose.

To run it from the Command Prompt, you need to first launch Command Prompt in the Administrator Mode. Right-click on the option from the Start Menu and select the option Run As. You might have to enter the admin password for this. Once you have opened the Command Prompt as Administrator, execute the following the sfc /scannow command.

The scan will detect the file corruption errors and you will be asked to insert the Windows installation disc to correct. This will fix the Windows Explorer errors in a few minutes.

Disable Windows From Updating Every Time You Startup

Failure Configuring Windows Updates

Disable Automatic Windows Updates

Windows Updates are provided by Microsoft periodically for all supported operating systems to fix known issues in the OS and prevent intrusions and glitches. Though these are necessary for the proper maintenance of the computer, if you have enabled updation during startup, it can consume your internet bandwidth and affect boot up speed. You may disable this option also if you find that there is some failure configuring Windows updates and the process keeps repeating automatically. Here are the steps involved for doing the same.

Windows 98/XP

  • Open the Start menu from the bottom left corner of the desktop.
  • Click on the Run button to open the Run command prompt.
  • Enter cpl into the text box and press the Enter button.
  • In the window that pops up, click on the Automatic Updates tab that you find at the top. A consecutive window pops up now, which allows you to configure Windows Update settings. You need to click on the option labeled Turn Off Automatic Updates.
  • Now, click on the OK button to exit the window.

Windows Vista

  • Open the Start menu from the bottom left corner of the desktop.
  • You will find a search box at the bottom of the menu. Type Windows Update inside the box and press on the Enter
  • To configure how Windows updates are installed, click on the Change Settings option that you find on the left hand pane to configure Windows Update.
  • You will be asked how often you want Windows to check for updates. Select Never Check for Updates to stop Windows from checking for updates automatically.
  • Click on the Ok button and exit the window.

Windows 7

Windows Update Settings

Turn Off Startup Updates

  • Open the Start menu from the bottom left corner of the desktop.
  • In the Search box found to the bottom of the window, type in Windows Update and press the Enter button in your keyboard.
  • You will see an option labeled Change Settings to the top left pane of the window. Click on it to configure Windows Update settings.
  • Choose the Never Check for Updates option that you see in the tab labeled Important Updates.
  • To stop receiving other additional updates also, click on the Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates option is that found in the Recommended updates
  • Click on the Ok button to complete the setup.

If there is a failure configuring Windows updates after you turn automatic updates off, you can still download them manually and install them as per your convenience.

Coping With Slow Internet Connections

Internet Slow Today

         Internet Slow Loading Issues

A number of problems might result in slow loading of web pages. Certain issues may arise due to your computer while some others require expert technical support. It is wise to adopt immediate repair solutions rather than pondering over ‘why is my internet slow today’ every now and again you login to your computer.

Learn about the reasons that make your internet run slow. The following provides you with a list of common errors encountered and the remedies that make your web pages load fast.

Virus and malware

Problems associates with your PC such as presence of virus and malware could prevent the web pages form loading fast. Under certain instances, it might be due to the presence of cookies or not clearing the cache. In case, the RAM is inadequate, you may face slow web page loading issues.

Internet connection

The speed totally depends on the strength of the internet connection. When you are using a wireless router, make sure that it stays close to your computer.

Lack of storage space

In case the computer’s hard drive is full, it might take time to load the web pages. It is better if you delete the programs that are not frequently used. To delete unwanted and unused programs, navigate to the bottom left hand side and choose the Start button. Tap Programs and Delete the unused programs to remove the same.

Defragment files

Keeping the files clean help you solve slow internet connection problems. Make sure that you delete the temporary internet files at regular intervals. For defragmentation, tap the C: Drive by choosing the Start button at the bottom left hand side corner of the screen and then choose Computer. Right click on C: and then choose Properties. Choose Tools from the menu bar and tap Defragment now button.

Repair Solutions

         Repairing Internet Slow Connections

For deleting temporary internet files, choose the Start button. Hover your mouse to Settings and then tap Control Panel. Choose the General Tab. Finally, select Delete temporary files.

Antivirus programs

Security programs eat up a large amount of your computer’s resources. This could be a reason for the web pages running slowly. In case you are using a number of security programs, delete all but one to optimize the speed of the computer. You can also stop running the security scans while using the computer.

Adopt the above measures and get rid of the nagging question, ‘why is my internet slow today?’ The solution is right at your disposal!

Benefits Of Availing Home Construction Loans

Home Construction Loans

           Construction Loans

People usually take home construction loans for paying builders the charges for constructing homes. Nowadays, numerous banks and other private financial institutions are out there that provide you with home construction loans. Read along to know more about the different facets of constriction loans.

Construction loans

You can see that construction loans are much different from the conventional mortgage loans. The basic difference between mortgage loans and construction loans is that you will be able to receive the full amount of money prior to the purchase of a property. Mortgage loan providers do not have issues in providing upfront payments. This is because they can take over the mortgage and sell it if the borrower is unable to make prompt loan repayments.

On the other hand, the scenario is quite different with home construction loans. The bank or the private money lending institution will release periodic payments according to the progress in the construction work. If you have taken a construction loan, you will have to submit the timely construction plan of your house to the bank or the private monetary institution for the approval of payments. This is why you need to be well prepared before you think about taking construction loans to build your home. You will have to calculate an estimate budget of the overall construction works with the help of an eminent engineer. Adding to that, you will also have to hire the services of a qualified construction supervisor who can help with the timely construction works of the building.

FHA Loans

            Mortgage Loans

Another main benefit of taking a construction loan is that you will be able to enjoy different and convenient payment modes. In most cases, you will be able to start with the construction works by taking 25% of the loan amount. Once the construction works are completed with the 25% of the loan amount, you will have to provide the construction plan of your house to receive the balance amount. At the end of every stage of the construction work, you will have to provide the construction plan to be approved for availing the balance loan amount.

FHA is considered as one of the most common construction loans used for additional construction works for existing homes. Such types of loans are provided by the Federal Housing Administration or FHA backed up by the Federal government. The greatest advantages of FHA loans are that you will be able to make lower down payments and get reasonable interest rates.

Simplifying CRM Help Desk Software

Help Desk Software

Help Desk Software Info

You might be familiar with the term CRM (customer relationship management), but not entirely clear what this information industry term represents. It is actually a term used for software, methodologies, and various internet capabilities that aid a company in managing consumer or customer relationships in a meticulous and organized way. It consists of all the aspects of interaction that an enterprise requires with its clients or customers. These aspects can be management, sales or service related.

In this article, we are going to focus on CRM help desk software. Now, ideally this software should help make your job easy by helping you manage your customer or consumer support inquiries, and helping to keep your customer and staff relations under control. But, if you not have the right programs in place, you will find it difficult to understand the services they render.

For any business, there is nothing more important than their customers and clients. And comprehensive and timely customer care is absolutely necessary so that you so not lose your customers. It is obvious that your business can never be successful if your customer is unhappy. CRM help desk software is designed specifically to help you achieve this. The software should simplify your communication system, and also encourage more communication and interaction with the customer. If it is not helping you do that, then you need to go for something different. The services may be outdated. You need to bring in new changes.

Focus On CRM

CRM Help Desk Software

You may think that the size of the company determines your business. Of course it does; but it is not the thing you should concentrate most on. Whatever business you are in, it solely relies on satisfied customers. You need to develop a meticulously balanced plan of action in order to maintain your current customers. It is vital that you not lose your current customers while trying to increase your business. If that happens, it may require checking your business philosophy. To improve the quality of your business, you need to improve the quality of your customer’s experience. You can achieve that with a quality CRM software,.

Now, it is quite easy to learn how to use the software if the staffs are trained well. You should make sure they’re working in tandem with each other. If this happens the clients will be sure to appreciate your services. Clients are usually satisfied when they are able to find the right person for support (without much guidance).

Quality software and a well-trained staff are much if what’s required to satisfy your client’s needs. So make sure you don’t stint on either.

About The Awesome WoW Game Vanity Pets

cool pets

     Video game pets

Companions, also known as cool pets, small pets, non-combat pets and vanity pets happens to be small and cute creatures that follows the player’s character in the WoW video game and resembles you the most. You can see that most of these companions have their own individual characteristic traits. These companions never affect or influence the game combat directly. Besides that, they generally are of no straight benefit or purpose to your character. The companions or cool pets can always be inspected and called upon through the Pet options. Read ahead to know more about the different aspects of the cute companions.


A complete new battalion has been added to the companion pets after the introduction of Pet Battle System. Players can make their non-combat cool pets to battle against one another. This is usually done with the help of a unique system that is comprised of turn-based combat. It is interesting to know that these cool pets are able to show case their own abilities along with weaknesses and strength. Adding to that, they are also able to garner more experience by battling and grow in strength with each enhanced gaming levels.

Every player can make use of their non-combat pets and capture new pets and make them battle against each other. The players are able to collect almost 650 companions. They can also collect up to three of any single pet. You can put most of the companions in the cage and trade them with your fellow WoW players. Besides that, players can rename their companion pets.

vanity pets

             Pets in video games

Players can own companions as per their choice and requirements. This means that there are no specific restrictions in the numbers of the companions. Every companion that you obtain will be added to pets section that you will be able to find in the character sheet. Once you call or summon a companion, it will try to accompany the player character represented by you.

Companions can never be attacked in the in normal scenarios. On the other hand, certain companions such as Clockwork Rocket Bots, Sleepy Willy and Will Kill Critters, etc will confront or battle each other. Your companion will vanish and you will have to make use of any kind of transportation facility before you are teleported. The summoning techniques for your pets can be learned easily. The good thing is that you will be able to gather maximum number of duplicate pets and categorize or differentiate them with quality and interests that can be found in the Pet Battle System.

About Tonsils Removal

Tonsil Removal

                     Tonsils Removal Surgery

Most of the tonsil removal cases are done in children but there are cases, where it is done in adults as well. Inflammation of tonsils known as tonsillitis is due to infection. In case when you are approaching a general practitioner for this issue, he or she might refer you to an ENT specialist. This is because the specialist would be able to give a proper remedy since he is an expert in diagnosing issues with the ear, nose and throat region.

Tonsil removal is considered only when the inflammation is a hindrance to the normal life, like persistent cold, chronic ear pain, difficulty in breathing and swallowing.

Prior to the surgery

The patient has to see that he or she does not eat anything after midnight prior to the surgery. So see that you eat well the night before the surgery. This is to avoid nauseating during the surgery, which might happen due to effect of general anesthesia. The patient arriving for the surgery at the hospital would arrive at the outpatient center, where he or she would be sedated before the tonsil removal surgery.

The procedure

Once the patient is administered general anesthesia, all the necessary IV connections would  be set up for the patient with the medical devices and the monitors. After this, the surgeon would start the surgery by depressing the tongue and keeping the mouth wide open. The tonsil from its surrounding tissues is separated with the help of the stiletto. With the help of electrocautery, the surgeon would stop the bleeding, which is a common method to curb bleeding.

ENT Specialist

           Adenoid Removal Surgery

 After the surgery

In very rare cases bleeding would not stop, so the surgeon would issue advice accordingly. The ENT specialist might prescribe medicines for the pain and bleeding after tonsil removal. After a few tests, the patient would be discharged the same day. The recovery period is to be taken very seriously, since you should  see that you do not get any further infection. Any infection or increase in pain after the surgery would lead to further complications.

Diet is an important factor during the recovery period. You would not be able to eat solid food since the throat would be sore still. It is important to drink plenty of water and other liquid or soft food that would give you the required energy. This is the time when you would be very tired; hence, rest is required and consumption of energy giving food is important.

Offshore Banking Basics

Bank Wire Transfer

      Bank Wire Transfer Help

If you travel a lot or planning to move abroad, you may very well benefit from an offshore bank account. You may have heard the talks about bank wire transfer to an offshore account somewhere. But, do you know what is offshore banking actually? Is the media true in picturing it as something illegal?

An offshore bank account is a type of bank account set up by a person in another nation or country. Though this looks slightly complicated to understand, actually it is not. If you put it in a simple way, offshore banking is the management of your funds and other financial assets from a jurisdiction other than the place in which you currently reside.

Agreed, for some people, there are definite advantages when it comes to taxation, but for others, it is more about money management and how easy it can be made. Be it simple bank wire transfer, having an offshore bank account is advantageous. Let us have a look at some of the obvious benefits of using an offshore bank account.

Little or no taxation

Based on the location, the interests earned in such accounts has very less or sometimes no taxes.

Ease of access

The wonderful facility of debit cards allows easy access to the funds for worldwide withdrawals, and with ready updates.

Innovative banking solutions

Such accounts are less regulated by dominating banking institutions and governing authorities. So, some of the legitimate offshore banks have the freedom to offer creative and innovative investment solutions benefiting their account holders.

Professionalism and discretion

What Is Offshore Banking

          Bank Wire Transfer Info

One of the best qualities of most legitimate offshore banks is the fact that they provide the highest level of professionalism and discretion, be it bank wire transfer or some other banking activity. Offshore accounts take care of complete anonymity, allowing high level of asset protection.

Greater stability

Another useful feature of having offshore accounts is that it ensures stability, especially when there are financial and political issues going on in your resident country. An offshore bank account in a trusted institution can provide the stability lacking in the accounts in your own country.

So, having an offshore bank account has some obvious benefits in many money management activities including secure bank wire transfer. Don’t get swayed and misled by the way media portrays offshore banking as evil and illegal. It is perfectly legal and legitimate.

Why Is Your PC Slow?

Internet Slowing Down

             Internet Slowing Down Info

One of the most irritating things you’ll experience is a slow PC, especially when you want to complete an important task. It irritates you beyond words, when a program or application takes an insanely long amount of time to load. It’s not uncommon to get the urge to smash it with a giant hammer at this point. There are ways to fix your PC problems.

The first things you should check are your RAM and CPU storage capacity. Your internet slowing down your PC is a possibility. If you extensively browse or surf  online, this can happen. This is because the PC starts running slow when the CPU and RAM storage have reached their limits or full capacity. This is logical if you are forcing your PC to run applications when it is already fully utilized. The hardware in your system struggles to run all those programs and applications at once.

Now, if you want your PC to run properly, you’ll surely require removing certain applications or programs that are no longer useful to you, or programs that are rarely used. But again, do not remove applications or programs that are actually useful in enhancing the speed or performance of your system. Some may be really important for protecting your PC, like your antivirus software, firewall applications etc. So, while you remove applications or programs from your computer, you need to see whether they’re useful to you. If they are, don’t remove them. Remove all those unnecessary applications that are eating up your computer’s space.

Extensively Browse

               Internet Slowing Down Help

You might not be aware that the internet cache and web browser storage can clog your PC storage too. When this happens your system starts to slow down. You need to resolve this problem by regularly removing all the cookies, internet cache data etc from your system. Your licensed antivirus program can help scan and quarantine dangerous and malicious cookies or cache from your PC.

Sometimes, slow internet browsing speed can be attributed to a faulty internet connection. When this happens, you can overcome it by restarting your network cable or DSL modem. You simply disconnect your cable or DSL modem, and keep it idle for few minutes.

Your PC should run faster now, after you have done all that is mentioned in this article. But, you can call a technician or an expert to resolve your PC problems, if they persist.