Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 19th Oct 2010 23:23 UTC
Windows In previous OS News articles, I described how mature computers up to ten years oldĀ can be refurbished and made useful. One article identified and evaluated different approaches to refurbishing. This article tells how to performance tune a mature Windows computer to make it serviceable again. I hope it will interest anyone who wants to tune Windows.
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RE: The myth that wouldn't die
by lemur2 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 08:58 UTC in reply to "The myth that wouldn't die"
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Windows performance deteriorates over time.

No, it doesn't. You state it like it's a fact. Unfortunately that doesn't make it true.

Your issue is with the author of the original article, Howard Fosdick. Those words are quoted from the opening paragraph Howard wrote.

Why Tune?
I volunteer with a charity that accepts computer donations, refurbishes them, and gets them to people who can't afford new computers. A quarter of the donations we receive are perfectly good computers that are tossed out simply because Windows needs a tune-up.

Windows performance deteriorates over time. Just like your car, Windows needs to be tuned up to perform right. Unfortunately most people don't know this. They consider their computer to be more like their TV or microwave oven -- no maintenance needed. What a shame, when so many computers could stay in service with a simple tune up.

This article gives you a quick overview of how tune up a slowing Windows system.

My bold.

Mr Fosdick appears to have a great deal of experience in the matter. Take it up with him.

Edited 2010-10-21 09:00 UTC

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