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Top 5 Tips on Speeding Up Network

February 17th, 2012 By Ivy 2,394 views | Write a Comment

A slow network connection is very annoying. Even if you have perfect computer performance, you may not be able to enjoy the true computer speed if your network connection is very slow. Then people may ask: How to speed up network? Here we will share top 5 tips on speeding up network without any cost.

Tip 1: Get Rid Of Shortcuts in My Network Places

Open you’re my Network Places, you can find a lot of shortcuts created automatically and unneeded for your computer. When these shortcuts become invalid, it still takes time for Windows to search them. This slows down your computer. That’s why we say to speed up network and make sharing files faster, the first thing you need to do is to delete or get rid of these shortcuts. Just select them, right click your mouse and press Delete.

Tip 2: Go to Reset Network

If your Internet becomes very slow all of a sudden and you want to speed up network, go to reset your network by rebooting your rooter. Follow the simple steps: disconnect from Internet and turn off your computer, then switch your rooter off and on again to restart it. Then your network speed will be back to normal!

Tip 3: Test and check possible conflicts on router and home phone

Your home phone and router conflicts like your router and cordless phone use the same frequency may also cause your network slow. If this happens, every time when you use your phone, your network connection will be slow. Therefore, when your network becomes slow, go to check the phone technical specs. If the phone frequency is 900Mhz, it will not affect your router. But if the phone frequency is 2.4Ghz or 5.8Ghz, it will lead to slow network. To let your Internet faster, the solution is very simple, just go to move the phone to a different room or purchase another phone.

Tip 4: Make Your Router Firmware Up-to-dated

Updating the firmware of router is another good method to speed up your network. To make your router firmware up-to-dated, you need go to your router manufacturer’s official site for firmware updates. Take care! You need apply the correct update for your router model!

Tip 5: Do something to improve your PC performance

There is no doubt that better PC performance will speed up network. Do something like deleting temp files, defragmenting hard disk, clearing registry entries, etc. can greatly speed up your computer and Internet network connection.


4 Simple Tips Let You Choose the Best File Recovery Software for Windows

February 15th, 2012 By Ivy 2,111 views | Write a Comment

Most computer users know how important it is to recovery private and essential files in hard disks. Thus a question may be asked: How to choose the best file recovery software? Enter “file recovery software” in Google and click “Search”, you can get about 79,200,000 results. Which is the best one to recover your deleted files? This article will help you to choose the proper file recovery software for your Windows computer with 4 helpful tips.

1. An all-in-one product is great.

There are more than 300 different file types in a common computer, such as office documents, photo files, music files, video files and other types of program specific files like .pdf, .psd, .msg,.idd, etc. When people say they accidentally delete or lose files, they usually mean they delete or lose more than one file type. The real good file recovery software must be able to recover all types of files.

Thus, before purchasing, make sure the file recovery program you decide to buy is an all-in-one product which enables you to recover all file types in your computer.

2. Choose a trusted company for payment security and perfect backup service

As mentioned above, when searching “file recovery software”, you can get a lot of websites that offer “the perfect or best product”. When you are about to purchase the software online, you need he company profile carefully first of all. Can you contact the company? Do they have an office and a physical address? Do they offer money back guarantee?

To buy the file recovery software from a trusted company is very important. For a trusted company will provide you the real trust-able product as well as great backup service on the software problem, license code issue or even refund, etc.

3. The file recovery software should be up-to-date one.

There are also too many websites that they have never been updated for several years. Their products may be outdated too. As we know, the computing technology changes fast, so does the technology for recovery deleted files. When you purchase a file recovery program, make sure the file recovery software is up-to-date.

How to check if the file recovery software is up-to-date or not? A simple way is to check if this file recovery software has version history. You can also know if the software developer is updating the software or not by its release date or other history log.

4. Compare with different brands to choose the best price

Another important point to choose a best file recovery program is its price. Remember, the real good all-in-one file recovery software from a trusted company is around $50. If the products cost up to $99, give up and go to look for others.

Our bottom line is to purchase a good file recovery product which is not very expensive and able to recover all types of files from all storage media.

How to Make Your Windows Registry Clean

February 14th, 2012 By Ivy 1,825 views | Write a Comment

Clean Windows registry is very important for computer maintenance. To keep your Windows registry is one of the necessary things you need to do to ensure you computer run faster and more stable.


About registry

Registry is a database of storage for all Windows options and settings in your computer, such as all hardware, operating system software, other applications and user settings like user profiles, installed software or programs, documents the user create, and so on. That is why the registry is the most vulnerable part for a computer.


However, when you install new software or hardware, programs access the registry thousands of times per second and create new entries, making the registry a very complicated database. To improve your computer performance and let your computer run faster with error-free, you must do your best to make your Windows registry clean.


How do registry problems do harm on your computer

Usually when you uninstall a program, its registry entries will be deleted too. But, that does not happen on all programs. Some programs may leave lots of rubbish in your system. The left registry entries may point to non-existent program. With the fact that invalid registry entries accumulate over time, your computer will be responded more and more slowly for it may take more and more time to access the registry.

Moreover, viruses also love to attack the Windows registry by modifying it to make your computer unstable. That’s why we say it is very important to make your Windows registry clean and junk-free.

Guide on registry clean in Windows computer

Windows makes it much easier to make your Windows registry clean. Click StartRun – enter regedit and press Enter to open Registry Editor as below:


You can find out the invalid or corrupted registry entries, but it requires very extensive computer knowledge and was very dangerous for computer newbie. Once you have deleted one registry entry by mistake, your computer may be unbootable or encounter other Windows errors.

Do not worry. If you enter “registry cleaner” in Google and click Search, you will find out lots of registry cleaner software. Make sure to choose a registry cleaner program that is provided by a trusted company, for example the free Registry Cleaner in Acebyte Utilities, which is an all-in-one computer optimizing tool to speed up your computer and improve computer performance.

Fix Slow Laptop Computer Problems by Top 5 Solutions

February 13th, 2012 By Ivy 2,274 views | Write a Comment

In fact, most new or old computer users today never miss laptops because of the great speed, flexibility and portability that a laptop computer offers. However people may feel disappointed to find that their laptops are starting to run more and more slowly. There are many slow laptop computer fix that have been proved to be very effective to improve the majority of computer performance issues. In this article, I will show you 4 common but helpful solutions to fix your slow laptop computer problems.

1. Free Up Hard Disk Space in Your Laptop Computer

If you notice that your laptop computer becomes slow, the first thing you should do is to free up your hard disk space in laptop. For when you install a lot of applications, device drivers, download lots of files or videos, they all consume much hard disk space and lead to a slow laptop.


Windows offers its users a very smart and convenient disk defrag tool named Disk Defragmenter to free up your hard disk space.

2. Make Sure Your Operating System in Laptop Computer Is Not Corrupted

There is a second thing you need to do to check why your laptop becomes slow, that is, check to make sure that your operating system of laptop has not been corrupted. In most case computer users may make the mistake of not turning off computer normally or of installing applications that are not compatible with our laptop computer. These may cause the corruption of operating system in laptop or lead to other problems in the future. Once you are sure your computer operating system has been corrupted and result in a slow laptop computer, please ask the nearest computer engineers or professional technical support for solution.

3. Give Chance to Expose Your Laptop Computer to Fresh Air

If your laptop computer is overheating, it also causes your laptop slow. The solution is very simple. Make sure that you do not use your laptop computer in too hot areas. You can make your laptop computer faster by just using it in a cool dry area.

4. Make A Full Antivirus Scan to Keep Your Laptop Computer Safe

After trying all tips above, your laptop problems still insist, you may consider the possibilities that you have been infected by a or several viruses.

Viruses are known as very dangerous and do great harms on your laptop to make it completely ineffective and useless. Therefore, do not forget to install the latest antivirus software or program and make a full and deep scan on your laptop to remove and clear the viruses which make your laptop slow.

5. Keep Your Operating System Programs and Applications Latest

Thanks to Windows that they are always providing dates irregularly to fix common or new bugs for programs in your laptop computer. To keep up-to-date with the latest versions for your operating system applications and programs is an effective and easy-to-use way to improve your system program performances. Visa Windows Update center, you can easily get security updates and device driver patches.


Top 5 Simple Ways for System Speed Up in Windows

February 10th, 2012 By Ivy 1,683 views | Write a Comment

Over time, computer users may find the system taking more and more time to respond their actions such as opening files, folders, surfing on the Internet or other tasks. Take it easy! There are a lot of things you can do to speed up your system.

Follow the useful tips as below to improve your PC performance and increase your system speed.

1. Be sure that your hardware is proper for your PC.

To enjoy the perfect PC performance, it is essential and very important to choose the proper hardware installed for your Windows Operation System, or there will be Windows errors to let your PC slow or crash.

2. Keep your desktop cleaned and tidy.

People usually have the habit to save their downloaded or new files or folders onto their Windows desktop. Very bad. For it will make your PC run slower and slower day by day. To clean your desktop and keep desktop tidy and organized is a useful and easy to do method to speed your PC up.

3. Scan and fix Windows system errors regularly.

In fact, there are too many files with various functions in your operating system. Once one or more of these system files has been changed or corrupted, some Windows errors will happen. And the speed of your system may be decreased. By using a smart Windows utility named Acebyte Utilities, you can scan and inspect these broken files and fix any problem to speed up your system.

4. Make full use of antivirus software, anti-spyware and anti-adware.

Every one knows how harmful a virus can be for a PC. Spyware and adware are the ones made by companies to find more information on customers for product sale purpose. When the spyware and adware keep popping up, it is not only boring, but also can slow down your computer. Thus, keep some antivirus software, anti-spyware and anti-adware utilities in your computer is necessary.

5. Uninstall and remove unwanted programs from your CP safely.

When a program is installed on your computer, it creates connections between the program and your operating system. Even if you do not use the program, it can also slow down your PC. Thus, another thing you must do is to uninstall and remove the unwanted programs to free up space on your computer and increase PC speed.


Top 9 Useful and Free Computer Maintenance Tips

February 9th, 2012 By Ivy 1,900 views | Write a Comment

PC maintenance is something like cleaning and organizing your house. It is very important for your computer. For regular PC maintenance will make it much easier to work or play on computer. The following will collect some most important and useful PC maintenance tips to improve your PC performance and let your PC run faster.

1. Put all your working files in one folder in a specified hard drive. Make full use of subfolders to let your files organized and put them into the right place. Thus you do not need to spend too much time on opening your files and your computer will run faster.

2. Forbid putting your personal or important files on C: drive. Once your PC crashes or something else forces you to format your hard drive, everything in your C: drive will be lost forever. That is why we do not recommend putting your important files or data in C: drive. If you have personal data on the C: drive now, go to move them to other folder immediately.

3. Manage to uninstall the unwanted programs installed on your PC, especially the large ones. Too many unwanted programs installed will slow your PC down. Follow steps below to uninstall them correctly. Please do not delete them directly and rudely for it may cause Windows errors. Go to Start – Control Panel – Add or Remove Programs – choose the unwanted program and right click to remove it from the list.

4. If you have unzipped a zip file and get your correct files or data in the zip file, do not forget to delete the original zip file from your PC.

5. Back up your drivers for your hardware and paid software installer files timely. Therefore once your PC is formatted or broken, you can retrieve and use your hardware or software without any trouble. A flash drive usually works well for this purpose.

6. Keep your antivirus software or anti-spyware utilities updated with the latest benefits, and do full scan weekly.

7. Back up your PC data weekly or monthly. It’s up to you.

8. Clean up your temporary files. Use the free PC cleaner Acebyte Utilities to clean up all temp files, internet histories or other duplicate files and so on with ease.

9. Make your software or drivers for hardware installed always the latest. Thus you can always enjoy the latest and best hardware or software.

In fact, there are also many other tips for your PC maintenance. I will continue to offer more and more helpful such PC maintenance tips to help your computer run faster and better.

Top 5 Good Habits for Your PC Health

February 8th, 2012 By Ivy 1,837 views | Write a Comment

Every computer user knows that it will be very frustrating to work on a slow, disorganized PC, and it happens to most of us. In this article, we will introduce some easy-to-follow ways on how to make your computer working on the right trace by keeping the 5 good habits in using useful utilities in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.


Habit 1  To organize your folders in hard drive.

When we are in a hurry or busy on other things, it is very easy to put our files or data into the wrong folder or wrong location. It will make you in trouble when you want to find and open your file next time by wasting you a lot of time. That’s why we say to keep your files or folders organized by removing the clutter with a filing system is a great way to keep your PC health.

Step 1. Find the files you do not need any more in your hard drive.

Step 2. Take your time to plan the think about the best way you want to organize your files. Some questions like how do you spend time on your computer, what do you create, which category you want your folder to be and so on will give you a favor on the right folders you need.

Step 3. In fact, subfolders are also a good way to organize your folders in hard drive. Before creating folders or subfolders, please make sure you use logical, easy to understand names for your folders or subfolders for better PC organization.

Step 4. You also need to inspect and clean your folders regularly, for example, delete old, duplicate or unneeded files or folders to make sure that the important files are saved in the right folders, which can save you a lot of time and improve your working efficiency.


Habit 2 Clear your hard drive timely

After organizing your files and folders and clearing your desktop, now it is time to organize your data. Thanks to Windows. It offers its users to very smart and powerful utilities to clean up your hard drives, namely Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter, which can help you free up your hard drive space and make your computer running faster.

Let’s know more on these two utilities. Disk Cleanup can compress your old files to free up storage space in hard drive. While Disk Defragmenter can scan your hard drive and consolidate files that might be scattered across the disk.

You can choose which utility to use, it is up to you. But, please remember to clean up hard drive at least once a month by manual. For Windows Vista users, they are lucky for the Disk Defragmenter in Windows Vista is automatically scheduled to run once a week. You do not run it by manual. What is more, you can change the scheduled time (default is Sunday at 4 A.M.) as you like.

Habit 3. Make full use of system restore feature

System Restore is such a program in Windows that can work as a life-saver when you have been the unfortunate recipient of unstable software, a badly timed power outage, or even a damaging thunderstorm. System Restore works to record all your important documents, settings, and preferences on your PC. If you find your files are damaged or inaccessible, System Restore is a good choice to restore your computer to the same state it was in before the data was lost.

The only thing you need to do is to use System Restore to create restore points daily and whenever you install device drivers, automatic updates or some other applications.

Habit 4. Remember to keep Windows and Microsoft Office latest

To offer better services to its users, computer programs are continually improved based on customer feedback and regular product testing. These improvements can solve most common problems including the new ones. Windows gives you a little utility to keep your Windows Update. It is suggested to keep this feature on always. By checking Microsoft Update, you can get the most recent Windows and Microsoft Office improvements available to your computer.

Habit 5. Have at least one antivirus software installed on your computer

To keep your computer safe and improve PC health, there is another thing you must do, to install at least antivirus software on your computer. There are a lot of such antivirus software in the current market, here we recommend some freeware for your reference like Microsoft, AVG, Norton, Acebyte or McAfee. No matter what antivirus software you have installed, the most important you need to do is to keep your antivirus software up to date regularly. Some antivirus software providers allow you to enjoy free trial version. But once the trial version is expired, you are exposed to buy the full version.


Top 10 Tips to Make Your Computer Faster in Windows

February 7th, 2012 By Ivy 1,441 views | Write a Comment

Over time, you may find that your computer in Windows is running slower and slower comparing with it was first used. It is crappy and even takes more and more time to start and likes test on your patience. The reasons are various. The following tips we share will help you to fix some errors and make your slow Windows PC faster by Acebyte Utilities.

1. Fix slow start up

It is very easy to let your slow Windows start up run faster. Just go to Run, enter msconfig and press Enter on keyboard. And then uncheck the unneeded programs installed on your computer under the “Start Up” tab, click OK. Your Windows boot will become faster next time.

Also, you can use some PC optimizing tool like Acebyte Utilities to improve your Windows Startup item with 1 click.

2. Fix slow loading start menu

If the Start Menu items on your computer are loading too slowly, follow the steps below to improve it: Go to run àtype “regedit.exe” and press Enter to open the Registry Editoràfind MenuShowDelay and double click to edit the value. The lower the number you specified, the faster your Start Menu will be loaded.

3. Fix slow right click context menu

If too many programs added unwanted entries on your computer, you will find the Windows Right Click context menu is loading very slowly. Just free download Acebyte Utilities, install it and then fix your Context menu by the Context Menu Fixer in Acebyte Utilities to speed your PC up.

4. Fix slow disk defragmentation

Acebyte Utilities is just one of the best disk defragmenter utilities in the market. It is free and works on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP perfectly.

5. Maximize your PC performance

Another way to maximize your PC performance is to disable Animations and Appearance Overhauls. Do it as below: Open Control Panelà choose System Properties and then click Advanced à then Performance, Adjust for best performance in window as below:


How to Make Internet Explorer 8 Faster

February 3rd, 2012 By Ivy 3,083 views | Write a Comment

Every computer user is waiting for Internet Explorer 9 for it promises to be safer, faster and better than Internet Explorer 8. However, for IE 8 users before the release of IE9, if you are experiencing bad loading speed on IE 8 or have other problems, here we will share some simple solutions to fix it.


First of all, go to disable plug-ins in IE 8

There are al lot of amazing features in Internet Explorer 8 like default accelerators, adds-ons, plus-ins and others you installed, which make your Internet Explorer 8 more powerful. However, these plug-ins can also make your Internet Explorer 8 slow. Because when you try to access to some website to view the site content, the Internet Explorer 8 must load all the plug-ins and adds-ons you installed first before loading the site content, which will increase your Internet Explorer 8 loading time and make it slow. Thus, to make your Internet Explorer 8 faster, it is recommended to disable the plug-ins and adds-ons that you seldom use.

Make correct settings on your antivirus software

If your Internet Explorer 8 is running to slow, it is suggested to turn off your antivirus software installed on your computer, and then open safe web sites like or to check if the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, run your antivirus software or firewall to check if their settings are OK or not. If the problem still exists, it means that the problem may be caused by something else.

Some specified add-on in Internet Explorer 8 can slow down IE8

Although the adds-ons provided by Microsoft in Internet Explorer can rich your IE8 features, some specified or single ad-on can also reduce the IE 8 running speed. To fix this problem, the first thing you need to do is to disable all your adds-ons in IE8 by following: Click on Tools—Click on Mange Add-ons—Choose the add-on and right click to select Disable, to disable the add-ons one after one:


You can also try to change your homepage in IE8 to a blank page, and then try to run IE 8 again to check if it works perfectly ok or not.

What Is Disk Defragmenter Utility on Windows 7 PC

February 1st, 2012 By Ivy 1,850 views | Write a Comment

For old computer users in the bad old days of computing, it is a big deal to make hard drive defragmentation. They must pay much on a quality “defragmenter” tool and use it at least per month to improve PC performance.

Nowadays, things have changed. With the rapid developments on computing, the computers and hard drives is not the same performance-wrecking and computer slow problem as they once were any more. Especially, if you are a computer users for the newly Windows 7, there is no need to worry about the hard drive fragmentation at all. You may be shocked by its 3 key features about hard drive defragmentation:

Windows 7 OS provides a built-in disk defragmenter program running automatically at scheduled times.

As the latest operating system from Windows, Windows 7 offers a built-in Disk Defragmenter tool to make your hard drive defragged usually every week by its default setting. Thus, there is no need to speed money on other disk defrag software unless you have some other requests on it.

Windows 7 users do not need to keep their computers on overnight.

That is to say, if your Disk Defragmenter in Windows 7 computer is disabled to run at a scheduled time, it will kick in the next time when your PC is idle.

Please prevent yourself from defragmenting a solid-state drive (SSD).

When you have a Windows 7 laptop with a SSD installed, please make sure to turn off the scheduled defragmentation feature first. For it will shorten your SSD lifespan. The how-to is as below: click Start, type disk, and then press Disk Defragmenter, and then Configure schedule to turn off the Disk Defragmenter.


BTW, for an external hard drive that is not kept to be connected onto your computer in Windows 7, it may not always be defragged by the smart Disk Defragmenter utility. Thus, to keep your computer running fast and hard drive working perfect, we recommend you to run the Disk Defragmenter by manual regularly, for example, once per month.