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Are you waiting for your tasks to get complete but sitting idle at your desk with your PC blinking merrily? Well, it is then a frustrating experience to waste time and energy because time translates into money, right?

So what is so new about your old PC taking its own sweet time to complete tasks that are truly urgent for you? Our discussion is going to help you increase your PC performance using the steps given below:

Program Installation: Your computer may have some programs which you never ever thought of utilizing because you didn’t know of its effectiveness or it didn’t impress you at the time.

There could be games which caught your interest and so you installed them. But such installed programs don’t really benefit you because it takes up your PC’s ability to do more for you. The best solution is to remove such programs that you don’t really care to use.

If you aren’t sure how to remove the programs, here are simple steps to get you started for Windows XP which is similar to the other procedures used for most window versions:

Step 1: Go to Start and click the control panel.
Step 2: When the Control panel window is shown, click the option that reads Add or Remove Program. Then, click on the option, Remove Programs.
Step 3: You must now choose the program you wish to remove. Once this is done, go ahead and click on Remove/Change.
Step 4: As you intend to remove the program, just follow the wizard. Voila!

Now let’s discuss about defragmentation. Yes, it is about defragmenting your disk volumes.

When you open any folder, there is a mouse pointer usually in the form of an hour glass which takes time to show you the lists in the folder that you opened. This also happens when you open any volume, be it C or D or E. If you want to speed up the time in accessing your folders or your volumes, the best option is to go for defragmentation of the hard disk volumes.

This process is one in which the disk fragmenter which is usually a program that analyzes local volumes or drives. Then it uses a systematic way to organize your files and folders. This helps to make your PC function and access what you require with speed and improved efficiency than ever before.

You should now carry out the following steps for this:

Step 1: Click on Start. Select All Programs
Step 2: Select Accessories and then choose System Tools.
Step 3: When you see the option Disk Defragmenter, click it.
Step 4: Click the volume which you have decided to defragment. Go ahead, click Defragment and wait for its completion.
Step 5: On completion of the process, check the results shown in the Defragmentation display.
Step 6: Click View Report. Check the Defragmentation Report. The report provides important and detailed information pertaining to the volume that was defragmented.

Using these step by step measures, go ahead and maximize the performance of your PC.