Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: United Kingdom
Buy a 64GB USB stick. Put all your most important files onto that and any downloaded programs you 'must have' i.e Chrome, Audio Player, Video player, Photoshop e.t.c. I use Chrome for the net, Foobar for Audio and VLC player for video. These are my stables, my computer is very streamlined and everything that is valuable is backed up also on an external hard drive.
Then format hard drive and reinstall windows 10. Due to your 64GB backup stick, this will be a doddle. Also if you buy another USB stick and purchase or convert your windows 10 into an ISO file, you can stick it on a USB and install from that. USB install takes about 15 mins tops, its what alot of gamers use to keep their rigs running its best.
Do this every time your computer slows down to a crawl or after a year, which ever comes first. It's the computers registry files that eventually become un-organised and there is nothing bar defragging which in the long run is more counter produce, that can help speed the computer up. (Assuming the obvious that you have cleaned the PC cache of net files, recycle bin, desktop files e.t.c)
Don't bother downloading an anti virus program, if you must buy a program that updates and enables scanning but does not run in the background, there is no need for this if you are careful about what web pages you go and what, if you download. I use Malware Bytes and CCCleaner. That is all. KISS (Keep it simple stupid).
I've been building PCs, gaming rigs and Audio playback PCs for Hi Fi intergration for years, this is by far the easiest and simplest means of keeping your PC running its best.
Think of an anti virus program like a DPF filter on an Alfa. Do you want reduced performance for a little extra piece of mind, or unrestricted performance?
Basically the internet is the biggest killer of performance going, if you keep your PC offline, it'll run like new until you fill the hard drive to 90% capacity. The internet is a gateway to many malware and viruses if you do not know what not to click on but just generally loads up your computer with 'bloatware' that you are completely unaware of.
2007 159 1.9 JTDM - Argento - Black Leather
Wheels: 18" Multi-spoke in Dark Anthracite
Chassis Mods: Powerflexed front-lower wishbones
Engine Mods: EGR Delete/De-Swirled
Exhaust: Wizard Dual Backboxes Conversion
Lighting Mods: 6500K HID's & Fogs, Osram LED Conversion, Tri-Halo Conversion
Aesthetics: Ti Sideskirts, De-Chromed Grille, Brera Nose, EZ Lip, Biscione plate badge, Decals, B/Silver Giulia badges, gloss black interior / exterior trim
Last edited by AlfaJoe92; 10-04-16 at 20:02.