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  1. How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows For Free? Check this video Despite the incredible development of smart phones and tablets, there are still 60% percent gamers in America game on PC. Dozens of new games releasing every year require elevated system resources for an uninterrupted gaming experience. There is one common thing that is on every gamer’s mind: How do I optimize my PC for gaming? Of course we know, buying the most cutting-edged CPU, GPU and SSD(solid state drive) will definitely improve the gaming experience. The thing is not all of us gamers can afford to spend such a fortune on them. In this article, I will show you tips and tricks to improve the gaming performance while spending no money or just very little money. 1. Add more RAM If you have read similar articles, some may suggest you increase the virtual memory. I would not recommend doing so. Because loading data from the hard disk is slower than loading from RAM. So I strongly recommend adding more RAM instead of increasing the virtual memory. With more memory, you can load game data more easily, without the need to access your disk drive. If you’re an active gamer, you should consider upgrading your PC or notebook to 8 GB or more. You can refer to my other article on how to choose the right RAM to upgrade for better performance( http://forum.wisecleaner.com/index.php?/topic/7443-how-to-choose-the-right-ram-to-upgrade-ram-of-windows-pc/ ). But if you don’t have enough RAM and really need more virtual memory, you can increase Virtual Memory to assimilate a larger size of data making more room for the memory to facilitate the running game. Here is how: 1. Go to Control Panel, view it in icons, and click ’System’. 2. In the right side of System window, click Advanced system settings 3. Go to the Advanced tab and click Settings under Performance section 4. In the Performance Options window, go to the Advanced tab click Change button 5. Click to choose the Custom size for virtual memory 6. Put Initial size and Maximum size in MBs, and click OK button to save changes 7. Click OK on Performance Options window and then System Properties window It is directed to restart your computer in order to take effect of the changes you have made. 2. Optimize the startup items. When you start Windows, there are many applications and services that run automatically. Overall performance can be noticeably improved by stopping all of the unnecessary programs that bog down your PC and by running Windows without any third-party services. To optimize the startup items, download Wise Care 365, and click ‘System Tuneup’ in System Tuneup section. There you can disable all the apps and services according to your own needs. 3. Update to the latest graphics driver If you’re an avid PC gamer, you may own an Nvidia or an AMD graphics card. Both manufacturers update and fine-tune their drivers on a monthly basis to help improve gaming performance. Or maybe you have a laptop that has only one intel integrated graphics card. Updating your driver to the most recent version should deliver a slight increase in performance every time, and potentially make the entire experience smoother. A. Nvidia GeForce owners go to http://www.geforce.com/drivers. B. AMD users go to http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx C. For Intel HD Graphics owners, I suggest you go to http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect?iid=dc_iduu and download the Intel Driver Update Utility to update the driver. 4. Download the latest patches for your games. Like any piece of software, games are never completely finished upon release. After the games hit the shelves, the development teams are still fixing bugs and working to increase games performance. As such, users should get the latest patches available for them. Depending on your resolution settings and your specific machine, you will gain a couple of frames per second. This can mean the difference between a choppy and smooth gaming experience. 5. Defragment your Disk Hard Disk Drives continuously absorb new data. Frequent addition of new information and deletion of the old one causes the data to form clutters. It is then hard for system to track down the scattered game files, resulting in lags and pauses. To rearrange these fragmented files and data, open Wise Care 365, check all the partitions in your computer and defragment all of them. Please not that if you are having SSD drive in your machine, it does not need to be defragmented, as it does not engage any fragments of information. 6. Clean Windows Registry Windows Registry is a set of information that contains specific instructions for applications, drivers, and services. System refers to the relevant information in registry, whenever an activity is performed. Such continuous use of registry makes it corrupted by assimilating errors. To attain an enhanced experience of gaming, you need to fix registry errors using a reliable registry cleaning software like Wise Registry Cleaner. 7. Uninstall those old programs you don’t need Windows keeps getting slower and slower with each program you install on your PC or laptop – and that has a direct effect on all of your games! The reason for this is that a lot of programs run some sort of background activity, even when they’re not being used. Download Wise Program Uninstaller and uninstall the programs you do not need. The good thing about this uninstaller is it clears all the residual items left behind after the built-in uninstaller finished its job. 8. Free Up Hard Drive Space Make sure you still have some space left on your hard drive. Not only does this give you little breathing room, your computer will also run slower because of it. Admit it, in most cases you don’t need half of what’s stored on your hard drive right now. So get rid of it. 9. Before you play, close all other Processes, Services, and applications If you are playing, you are definitely not doing anything else. All the active process, services and applications running in the background, either visible or not, are consuming your memory and other system resources to some extent. It is obvious that a game application requires adequate MBs of free memory to perform simultaneous actions easily. To provide this free memory, it is submitted to close down each running application (except the game) to free up the memory. Instead of closing the programs and services one by one in the Task Manager, you can download Wise Game Booster to close them all by one click, better yet, it also optimizes relevant system settings for better gaming experience.
  2. YouTube only allows users to watch and view videos on their website. Many users want to download their favorite videos to their computer so they can watch them without being connected to the Internet or so they can watch them on other devices. Below are the steps required for downloading and watching YouTube videos on your computer for free. Go to http://www.wisevideosuite.com to download Wise Video Downloader. Open any YouTube video page and copy the URL of the video you want to download. Once this address has been copied, paste that URL into the URL bar and click the Download button. Of course if you want to play the videos downloaded in multiple devices like your PC, your pad or smart phone. You are gonna need to convert them into different formats that is playable on these devices. Then the Convert feature comes in handy. It is a link to Wise Video Converter, which you can also download from http://www.wisevideosuite.com. The best thing about this converter is you don’t have to choose which format you need to convert into. Just drag and drop the video files to the corresponding big icons of devices, and then click Convert. Notice: Not all the videos can be downloaded by Wise Video Downloader. Statistics show that more than 80% of the video files can be downloaded by this software. Please keep this software updated. By default, Wise Video Downloader will download the 1280*720 pixel video.
  3. Pen drives and Memory cards are very common devices to transfer data, but unfortunately they often get infected by shortcut virus. If you connect your infected Pen drive to your system it will show files and folders having shortcuts. And in case you open the shortcut fie or folder it would infect your whole system badly. This post will help you to remove shortcut virus from pendrive and Memory card and recover the files. To remove the shortcut virus use the following steps. Do not open the shortcut file or folder otherwise the virus could infect your system. Step 1: Connect your Pen drive or memory card. Step 2: Open command prompt. To open command prompt press windows button + R . Enter the command cmd in Run and press enter to open command prompt. Step 3: Go to My computer and check out your Pen drive letter. Step 4:To remove shortcut virus from pendrive type attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* in the Command prompt. Don’t forget to replace the g with your Pen drive or memory card letter. Step 5: Press Enter button. Step 6: Go back to your Pen drive or memory card. You would see both your original files and shortcut files.Delete all the shortcut and unknown files and copy your original files and folders to another drive. Step 7: At last format the Pen drive or Memory card. You have successfully remove shortcut virus from pendrive and recovered the infected files in the Pen drive.
  4. A shortcut enables you to quickly access a file, folder, drive, or program on your computer. This post will introduce four methods of adding shortcuts to your desktop. For Websites Method One: 1. Right click on your desktop, click the New option and select Shortcut. 2. If you want to create a shortcut for your favorite site like Google to your desktop, you can add its URL to Type the location of the item box. 3. Type a name for this shortcut and click Finish button. Method Two: 1. Narrow your browser first, and open a website randomly. 2. Then move your mouse to the icon in address bar, and then left click and drag it onto your desktop. For Files/Folders/Programs Method One: 1. Right click on your desktop, click the New option and select Shortcut. 2. In the Create Shortcut dialog window, click Browse button and locate the program, file, folder to the box, then click Next button and click OK. Method Two: Double click on Computer, locate a file you want. And then right click your program and move toSend to, then select Desktop (create shortcut). Method Three: Double click on Computer, locate a program you want. And then use mouse to adjust the size of the window. Left click the program, drag it onto your desktop and release the mouse. Finally, a shortcut is created. Method Four: Use your mouse to left click and drag a program you want onto your desktop, and then hit Shift + Ctrl keys.
  5. Ask toolbar is promoted via other free programs and once installed on your computer, they will hijack your browser homepage and replace your default search engine. Sometimes you may find Ask toolbar in your Internet Explorer without you knowing when you installed it. In this article, I will show you how to remove it completely from your IE You may see more than a lot of articles on how to remove Ask toolbar on the internet, but in this one, I am gonna tell you the easiest fix. First you should download Wise Program Uninstaller(http://wisecleaner.com/wiseuninstallerfree.html), a function formidable program uninstaller. Someone may wanna ask, we can uninstall a software in Control Panel, why bother downloading a third party uninstaller. One thing you might not know is the uninstaller built in a software can’t remove a software completely, it might leave behind some residual files, folders or registry. Accumulation of this kind of junk files or registry could lead to a slow computer or even computer crash. After downloading Wise Program Uninstaller, find Ask toolbar in the list. Of course if you have a lot of programs, you can just quick search it. When you find it, single click it, you will see a key called Safe Uninstall, single click it, it will automatically execute the built-in uninstaller of Ask toolbar. When this process is finished, Wise Program Uninstaller will analyze all the associated files, folders and registry entries, and present you a list of the analyzing result. You can just click Remove to erase all these useless files. Then you will find the toolbar is already gone from your IE browser. One more thing How do I change Ask.com default home page or search engine in Internet Explorer? Internet Explorer allows you to change your browser home page at any time. In the upper right corner of your Internet Explorer browser window, select the gear icon (as shown below), and then "Internet Options" from the drop down menu. If you cannot find the gear icon, find the row of menus across the top of your computer screen such as File, Edit, View, etc. Click on the menu that says Tools, and from that Tools menu, click on Internet Options. Then proceed to the next step. Find the section marked "Home page." When you first open Internet Options, the entire home page address should be highlighted in light blue; type the backspace key on your keyboard to delete it. Alternately, use your mouse to select the entire address you see beginning with "http://www.search.ask.com" and delete it with the backspace key. Then, type your desired home page in that space--for example, if you'd like Yahoo as your homepage, type in www.yahoo.com. Once you have typed in your preferred homepage, click "Apply" and then click "OK." That's it for your default homepage settings! After making the change to your default homepage, you'll need to open a new Internet Explorer window to see the change. Changing your homepage setting doesn't retroactively affect pages you already had open prior to making the change.
  6. It has to be one of the most annoying things ever! When you are trying to do some work or some research and you have a slow internet connection! Here are some tips you can use to improve the speed of your internet connection. PC Maintenance You should firstly check your computer to see if it currently has any viruses on, this is a common issue to why your internet connection is slow! You should always have anti-virus software on your computer to avoid getting any viruses, you should also perform regular scans so any viruses will show up and be dealt with as soon as possible. We also suggest a scanning and cleanup of browser corrupted files with Wise Care 365 which helps browsers run faster. Reset your Router You can simply reset your router to try and gain a better internet connection. You can also try unplugging the router from the mains for a couple of seconds then re-plug it in, this can also help get a better and faster connection to the internet. Position of your Wireless Router You should when possible position your router in central position so that you get a good connection all around your home rather than just the one side. You should also avoid putting your router near obstructions such as walls and metal objects which will interfere with the connection making it weaker. Replace the Router’s antenna If you are unable to position your router in a central position of the home then you should buy a new antenna for the router. The antenna which has come with the router will be guiding broadcasts in all directions, and if your router is positioned near an outside wall, then half the routers power will be wasted going in the wrong direction. You should buy an antenna that has a high gain which focuses the broadcasts and signals in one direction which will make it stronger around the home. Contact Your Internet Service Provider Sometimes, the issue is at their end why you are receiving a bad service from them. If you ask them they can check to see why your connection is slow. They may need to send someone to test your connection to see if you have any problems with the hardware they have sent you. Check for Faster Connections in Your Area You should check to see if there is a faster internet connection in the area which is available to you. You should look out for fibre optic cables connections as they can be much faster than copper wire cables. This is because fibre optic cables are made of glass so there is a lot less deterioration in your download speed even over long distances.
  7. Instead of buying a new computer, adding RAM is often the most cost-effective upgrade you can make to speed up a sluggish computer. You may see a lot of similar articles on the internet, but they all seem a little bit complicated for normal users. Follow the next easy steps to upgrade your RAM: 1. Check how many memory slots the motherboard has Most computer motherboards have two, three, or four memory slots. Some higher end motherboards have as many as six, or possibly even eight memory slots. This is the total number of slots available. Unless you are using a very old computer, you will have to change the RAM. If there is one more slot for adding one memory, you don’t have to reinstall the system. 2. Find Out the Maximum RAM Capacity for Your System Determine if Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit. Download Wise Care 365, click Hardware Overview in System Monitor, you will see the info of your operating system. 32-bit can support up to 4 GB of RAM. In fact, 32-bit Windows is limited to accessing 3.2GB of that 4GB). 64-bit can support up to 128 GB of RAM or even more than that. 3. Find Out the maximum RAM capacity for your mainboard In Wise Care 365, check the Mainboard in System Monitor, you will see your mainboard type. Google it to find the spec of it. You will see the maximum RAM capacity for your mainboard. 4. Find out the right type of RAM for your computer Call me preachy but please first know if you are buying a RAM for your laptop or desktop. In most cases, they are different. Most motherboards accept only one type of RAM, if you're buying new RAM, you're probably going to make your life a lot easier by buying the exact same model as you currently have in your machine, but they don’t have to be the same brand. Check the Memory info in System Monitor and buy the RAM that has the same speed and memory type so that it will be compatible with your computer.
  8. Lost files can usually be recovered—if you discover the loss soon enough. But every time you write to the hard drive, you lower the likelihood of a successful recovery. So use that computer as little as possible when you want to recover lost files unless you’ve given up hope. Try these solutions, in this order: Use Wise Jet Search There is a little chance that you placed the lost file somewhere else, but you are not sure where. In that case you will have to search the whole computer. With Wise Jet Search you can find any file in your computer unless the file is hidden or in the Recycle Bin. Users can also choose the file type or type in the keywords to narrow down the search. If you can’t find, read on. Check the Recycle Bin Windows stores “deleted” files here as a safety measure. You’ll find the icon in the upper-left corner of your screen. if you find the files there, select them, right-click them, and choose Restore. Use your backup If you back up your hard drive—or at least your libraries—on a regular basis, your files are probably preserved there. I don’t know which backup program you use, so I can’t tell you exactly how to search for and recover the files. It’s generally a pretty intuitive process. And if you don’t back up, maybe it’s time to get into the habit. It won’t help you this time, but it could the next. Try file recovery software Even a file that’s no longer in the Recycle Bin may still exist. Windows doesn’t overwrite the actual ones and zeros until another file needs the drive space. That’s why I told you to avoid using the PC as much as possible. There are several good file recovery programs available. I recommend Wise Data Recovery. It’s easy to use and has a recoverability analysis feature showing users how likely they are going to recover the deleted or lost file. And it also has a portable version, which means that you don’t have to install it, you can use it on your PC without writing to the hard drive. Download the program on another computer, and unzip it to a folder on a flash drive. Then plug the flash drive into the PC with the missing files, and run it from there. Hire a professional (last resort) This is the last resort, if none of the above suggestions work. There are many data recovery services available, and since your drive is still working, you probably don’t need one of the more expensive ones.
  9. System Restore uses restore points to return your system files and settings to an earlier point in time without affecting personal files. Restore points are created automatically every week, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver. You can also create a restore point manually. In this article, I am gonna show you how to create a system restore point manually in Windows 7&8.1. Just follow the steps below: Step 1: Open Control Panel Step 2: Click System and Security--->System Step 3: Now on the left side of the window you need to click on option System protection Step 4: In small window that show up click Create Step 5: Type a description for your System Restore Point and click Create button Step 6: Wait for couple minutes until System Restore Point is created and you are done. Close all existing windows. It is easier if you use the ‘Backup’ feature of Wise Care 365, it just takes 2 steps: 1. Click ‘Backup’ 1. Click ‘Create a System Restore Point’ You are done! Whenever you want to restore your computer to a previous point, you just need to click ‘Restore’. You will find all the restore points that are created automatically and manually are there. Choose any restore point and then click ‘Restore’, you system will go back to the previous state specified.
  10. "Out of virtual memory" is one of the Windows annoying errors. Usually your PC starts freezing first. Then an error appears and tells you that your virtual memory is too low. In this article we are going to explain what causes this error and how to fix it . Note: Typically, this low virtual memory problem happens in an old computer. What is virtual memory? Virtual memory, also known as page file or swap file, is a file on your hard disk that Windows uses in addition to physical memory (RAM) whenever the need arises. For example, when you are running an application or a process your RAM can’t handle, virtual memory is there to help. Usually the page file is 1.5 times the amount of physical memory. Why does the "low on virtual memory" error occur? There are two things that usually cause this error: 1. You don’t have enough RAM; 2. An application on your computer is buggy and is causing a memory leak. How to fix it? Getting rid of this error is not too difficult, especially if it happens because your computer doesn’t have enough RAM. If that’s the case, all you need to do is add more physical memory to speed up computer performance. If you can’t do it immediately, you can increase the size of the page file. Here’s how to do it: Right-click on My Computer and go to Properties. Click on the Advanced tab (or Advanced system settings link if you are using Windows 7 or Vista) and then click on the Settings button in the Performance section. A new window will open. Go to the Advanced tab. Find the Virtual memory section and click on the Change button. Select the System managed size option or manually change the size of the page file. Click OK. It might just be the case that your computer needs more real, physical memory. By this I mean RAM sticks that can be purchased in most computer, electronics, or office supply stores. If your PC is more than three years old, chances are it's close to being obsolete -- at least in terms of the ability to run today's resource-hogging software packages. And adding RAM to an older computer is the most effective thing you can do to upgrade it. However, if the error is caused by a buggy application, you’ll first need to identify the culprit. To do that, open the Task Manager (press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard) and go to the Processes tab. Then click on View –> Select Columns. Check the Virtual Memory Size (in Windows 7 choose Commit Size) checkbox and click OK. Now the Task Manager will be showing how much virtual memory each application is using. If you click on the VM Size or Commit Size column name twice, the processes will be sorted based on how much virtual memory they are using, from largest to smallest. You will instantly see which process in the most hungry one. Then you’ll need to find the application that’s running the process. Now that you know which program is causing low virtual memory, you can try to fix it. First of all try updating the software – usually updates fix bugs like that. If that doesn’t work, try uninstalling and reinstalling the application. If that doesn’t work either, contact the software support team and search the Internet for that particular software problem.
  11. How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows For Free? Check this video Everyone wants the latest and the fastest, so at the end of it you get stuck with something old, used and slow by today's standards. No, we weren't talking about your wife/husband, we were talking about your computer. So, what do you do with an old computer that you think is slow? Dump it into a garbage can or stow it off on eBay? Nah, here are some creative uses for an old computer. 1. Store your Photos & Music on it Use it like a Photo and Music server. As long as you have plenty of hard disk space you won't hit a problem. Dump all your music CDs on it if you want. Connect it a flat screen and play a slide show of your photos. 2. Convert it into a Browsing Station Plug in your Internet connection, or a network cable via your broadband and you can make that old slow computer into a Internet browsing station for yourself and your friends when they come home. As an added benefit you can restrict the Internet access of the old computer as much as you want with some Firewall/Internet Security software and give it your kids to browse from. 3. Make it a file/storage server Put in Linux and convert the old PC into a full functional file/storage server that you can dump in the attic or garage. If you are short of disk space just get a bigger hard-disk. 4. Use it like a computer lab Need to try out Linux or some obscure software, why not use your old computer for it? You can use it learn hard disk recovery skills or open it up and do some good old hardware surgery. 5. Put it your car, RV or boat Now, that's a good idea. All you need is a power inverter, a device that converts 12V to 120V power. So, you can listen to music from the hard-disk or play VCD/DVDs while you are riding in a car, RV or a boat. Of course, if you are going to watch stuff instead of listening you will need a small LCD display as well. 6. Convert your old PC into a router or firewall Load up Linux with Shorewall/IPtables or just install IPCOP to convert that old piece of hardware into a very powerful router or firewall. This by far is one of the best recommendations I always give to friends who run small offices. No old computer is slow enough for Linux or to work like a router/firewall. 7. Broadcast Music/Videos or monitor your house with it Why not setup a Shoutcast server and stream all your MP3 files to the world? or stream videos or a webcam feed, which you can watch from anywhere. You can also connect a inexpensive webcam and place it near any place you want to monitor, throw in a internet connection at the back and you have your own personal security monitoring station. Keep a watch from anywhere. 8. Watch TV or make it into a Tivo/VCR Drop in a TV tuner card and you can watch TV with your computer and do neat stuff like Time Shifting. Or if install MythTV or FreeVo to make it into a fully functional Tivo/VCR and record TV programs. 9. Make it into a Gaming Machine Okay, it may not run all the very latest stuff but it will still be powerful enough to play some of the best games. You can load all your favorite games you have played on it or load some arcade games like Pacman and make it into a gaming station for yourself or for guests. Get a pair of joysticks or gamepads as well to complete the experience. 10. Upgrade it Instead of trashing it, why not upgrade it? Of course, that idea may not apply to some of the very classic stuff like the 386 machines, but you can upgrade most of them in some or the other way to make them more powerful - some new memory, hard disk or even a new video card could make quite a lot of difference. 11. Use it for Salvage Sometimes you can use stuff from your old computer to replace things in your new computer or some other computer of an emergency aid, stuff like additional memories or a power supply. 12. Use it to vent your anger This is a dangerous thing but what the heck if you want to vent your anger for all those crashed Windows sessions, you old PC could be the perfect guinea pig. 13. Automate your home with it or make it your answering machine Connect it with X10 to automate your home and your old PC is capable enough to switch on heaters and lights or keep a watch on intruders. Or just load up and answering machine software and let it handle voice mail for you. Why do you need to pay for a voice mail service when your PC can do it for free? 14. Exchange it If you don't want to do anything with your old computer, you can still get a good deal by exchanging it instead of trashing it or selling it on eBay. Companies like HP and IBM have such computer exchange programs, often referred to as trade-in programs. 15. Donate it Lastly, you can always get some goodwill by donating it away to someone in need. It can be anyone you know - your relatives, kids or someone else like a school.
  12. Windows Search in Windows 7 is turned on by default. If you are using other third party tools instead or you want to disable it because of security reasons, you can follow this tutorial. Before you actually read it, I have to warn you, if you disable Windows 7 search, you will see: 1. All the search boxes in Windows will disappear, including the search boxes in Windows Explorer, the Start menu, Control Panel, the Documents library, and other libraries. 2. Programs that rely on Windows Search might not function properly. 3. Internet Explorer won't have enhanced search capabilities. 4. Windows Media Center won't have enhanced search capability. 5. You'll no longer be able to arrange your library views by metadata, and your column headers will only sort items, not stack or group them. 6. Options that affect Windows Search functionality will be removed, including indexing in Control Panel and the Search tab in Folder Options. 7. Windows will no longer recognize these search-based file types: search-ms, searchconnector-ms, and osdx. 8. Pressing Windows Key+F to open a search window will give you this error. Follow the next easy steps to disable it: Step 1: Open Control Panel Step 2: Click Programs Step 3: Click on Turn Windows features on or off Step 4: From Windows Features window scroll down all the way to the bottom of the window and uncheck Windows Search Step 5: Click Yes to the message asking are you sure you want to continue and click OK to save changes Step 6: Wait for few seconds while Windows finish changes and then Restart your computer for changes take effect. Step 7: Next time when you login in Windows 7 you won’t see Search box in your Start menu.
  13. You can also Disable all animations and 3D effects for better performance. Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 & 8 offer animations for minimizing and maximizing windows and fading menus. However, if you’re a gamer, this can interfere with your experience, so you should turn them off. Right-click on “Computer,” and select “Properties.” You’ll find all of the animations settings under “Advanced\Performance\Settings.” Just choose 'Adjust for best performance'.
  14. Some users may encounter this kind of problem: For example, you added a 2 GB DDR3 RAM to the windows 7 laptop which has only 2 GB of RAM( also DDR3 of course). After you properly installed the new RAM, you check the property of computer, it still shows you only have 2GB RAM instead of 4GB. Here is one solution: 1: Click Start menu, inside search field type msconfig and press Enter 2: Choose Boot tab 3: Click on the Advanced Options button 4: Once new window open check the field Maximum memory 5: To save your changes click OK and restart your computer Next time when you run your computer, from your desktop Right mouse click on My Computer and choose Properties. From here you can see whether your Windows 7 now uses maximum available RAM.
  15. Step 1: Open Start menu, right mouse click on Computer and from context menu choose Properties Step 2: Control Panel window will open, form left side of the window click on System protection Step 3: When small window open choose System Protection tab and then from Protection settings select your local drive and click on Configure button Step 4: Under new window locate the section Disk space usage and scroll the slider down to lower percentage. Click OK to save your changes. If you restore point space is too low don’t worry because windows will delete older restore points and make more room for newest one Step 5: Now of you really need/want to reduce the space used by Restore Point you can also turn it off completely (I would not recommend it). To do that repeat Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3 Step 6: Then select Turn off system protection and click OK to save changes. Warning: If you decrease the disk space to be smaller than the space that is currently being used by system protection, older restore points, including previous versions of files, will be deleted.
  16. Thank you so much for your advice, I have reported this to the tech team.
  17. To ensure that your PC is free from errors, it is important for you to maintain a healthy registry. It is also a good idea to make regular registry backups with Wise Care 365 to ensure that if there is problem in the registry, you can restore it from a backup taken earlier. You must always back up your registry before: 1. Making any major system or network configuration changes on your PC. 2. Installing or uninstalling a large application. 3. Performing direct registry edit using Registry Editor (regedit). 4. Scanning and repairing the registry using a registry cleaner.
  18. One more thing, you can also set a second password for each of the files or folders to make it double secure.
  19. How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows For Free? Check this video Most users’ computers have more than two partitions, we store different files and folders in different partitions. I am no exception, I have four partitions in my desktop, that is C: System, D: Backup, E: Work, F: Entertainment. There are some secret files and important documents that I don’t want to be seen by anyone, so it is imperative to hide this partition or the important files from the prying eyes. In this tutorial, I am gonna show you how to hide any free partition( the system partition not included), files and folders. 1. Follow the next steps to hide a partition: Step 1: Right mouse click on Computer Step 2: Click on Manage Step 3: From the list of options click on Disk Management that will be located in the left bottom section Step 4: All your hard disks and its partitions will be shown in the right hand side Step 5: Right mouse click on the partition that you want to hide and select “Change Drive Letters and Paths” Step 6: Click on “Remove” and click “Yes” Step 7: Your drive will now be hidden in Computer To unhide the partition : Step 1: Go to Disk Management again and right mouse click on the hidden partition (there will not be a drive letter on the hidden drive) again select “Change Drive Letters and Path” Step 2: Click on Add and select an appropriate drive letter. Step 3: Click OK Step 4: Now the drive is visible. But this partition hiding technique also has disadvantages: 1. What if I just want to hide some files but not the whole partition. 2. Security issue, I mean some other guys with some computer skills can unhide this partition with several clicks, it is not very safe. So it is more convenient and secure if we can hide any file or folder we want and also encrypt them. Wise Folder Hider(http://www.wisecleaner.com/wisefolderhider.html) is a perfect solution for that. It is freeware, you don’t need any license key to use it. It is pretty straightforward to hide files and folders with it. The first time you opened it, you are prompted a window asking you to create your password. Next time you open it, just type in the password. If you want to hide any file, folder or a USB, just click the corresponding tab and choose the target file, folder or USB, or just drag and drop any files or folders into it. Simple like that. Not simple enough? I have an easier way. When you installed Wise Folder Hider, a shortcut of it is automatically added to your context menu. You can just right click any file or folder and then choose Hide Folder with Wise Folder, there you go, it is hidden by Wise Folder Hider. Still not satisfied? Some users may be concerned that I have to unhide the files when I need them, and hide them again when I am done using. What if I forget to hide them? Even I remember every time I use them, it is too many steps for me. The good thing about Wise Folder Hider is you can open any hidden files in Wise Folder Hider, you don’t have to unhide and hide a file over and over again. When you open any hidden files in it, it becomes visible to you. When you Close Wise Folder Hider, it becomes hidden again. Hope the things I said above can be of help to you guys.
  20. Turning Off System Restore Improves Performance: FALSE System Restore is a real aid when it comes to rolling back bad Windows patches and driver updates, but by its very nature, it is said to impact performance because it’s always creating restore points, thus robbing you of a little power. The truth: System Restore lurks idle most of the time and rarely does anything at all, creating checkpoints only during app installs plus once every 24 hours by default. Even then it spends only a few seconds doing so and only during idle time. It’s virtually unthinkable that you’d try to run a program at the exact same time that System Restore began creating a restore point, and even if you did, you probably wouldn’t notice. The proof is in the benchmarks: We got nearly identical results on PCMark whether System Restore was on or off. (Note, however, that System Restore can consume a fair amount of disk space—this is configurable—so if gigabytes are precious to you, consider throttling it back.) Defragmenting SSD Drives Is Useful: FALSE Regardless of the actual value of defragmenting a physical hard disk (see the tip below), there’s really no value at all in defragging an SSD. The reason has to do with the way flash memory is constructed. The theory behind defragmenting a hard drive is to order data into contiguous, uninterrupted segments of the disk. But flash memory isn’t built that way: Blocks of data are placed throughout the drive space and are all accessible with the exact same speed, and since there are no moving parts in an SSD, there’s no advantage to rearranging them. Some even caution that, since flash memory is limited to a finite number of writes before it fails, defragmenting can actually do more harm than good. Defragmenting Your Hard Drive Improves Performance: TRUE One of the most venerable suggestions for improving disk performance is to defragment your hard drive regularly. The science of defragging is sound: By putting all the bits of a file or application in sequential order on your drive, the drive should have to do less work (and spend less time) to access those files. Thus: faster performance. Well, in practice it’s not really true. Today’s hard drives are fast enough to make fragmentation largely irrelevant, and our benchmark tests have repeatedly borne this out: On moderately fragmented drives, defragmentation will offer negligible to no performance increase. For seriously fragmented drives (think 40 percent or more), especially those running XP or older OSes, defragmentation can help, but don’t expect the world. As for third-party defrag tools, there’s no real evidence that they’re any more effective than Windows’ built-in defragger. Click Disk Defragmenter under Accessories / System Tools. Eliminate the Recent Documents/Recent Items Folder With a Registry Hack: TRUE For privacy reasons, many users on shared computers like to clear the Recent Documents folder or delete it altogether. Totally understandable, but there’s no need to turn to the registry to do the job. It’s all in the invaluable TweakUI (and in Vista, it’s built into the OS). In XP: Install TweakUI and browse to the Explorer section; then uncheck “Allow Recent Documents on Start menu.” In Vista, right-click the taskbar, click the Start Menu tab, and uncheck “Store and display a list of recently opened files.” Turning Off The Windows Splash Screen Will Shave Time Off Your Boot: TRUE No one seriously needs to be reminded they’re running Windows while the computer is loading the OS, right? Turning off the Windows splash screen ought to cut a little bit off of system boot time. For most systems, this generally works, but we never saw an average improvement of more than two seconds—and even less on Vista systems (probably because in lieu of the animated progress bar, you get a colorful Aurora). Still, a second is a second.... XP: At the Run prompt, type msconfig. Click the BOOT.INI tab, and select the /NOGUIBOOT option. Very similar for Vista: Run msconfig, click the Boot tab, and select the No GUI Boot option. Turning Off Support For 8.3 Filenames Will Improve Performance: TRUE To maintain backward compatibility, Windows keeps an alias of every file and folder name in the old 8.3 format, even on NTFS partitions that support long filenames. The odds that you will ever need to use this format to access a file are incredibly small, so you can turn it off via a registry hack. The tip does nothing for general performance, but it can shorten the time it takes to open and display folders, though you’ll notice a difference only with extremely full folders (1,000 items or more) and usually only the first time they are opened. Run regedit and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem. Select NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation and change the value to 1. A Registry Hack Lets You Keep Windows From Rebooting Automatically After Installing Updates: TRUE Another huge nuisance in Windows. There’s just nothing quite like leaving a file open overnight, then returning to your PC in the morning to find that Microsoft has helpfully restarted your machine for you, shoving all your work into digital limbo and leaving an evil calling card: “This update required an automatic restart.” It’s possible to stop auto-reboots, but it’ll take a registry hack. Run regedit and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Polices\Microsoft\Windows. Create a new key under Windows and call it WindowsUpdate. Now create another new key under WindowsUpdate called AU. With AU selected, in the right-hand pane right-click and create a New DWORD. Call it NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers. Double-click the DWORD and give it a value of 1. Reboot, and Windows’s death grip over your system will be ended. A Registry Hack Lets You Alphabetize The All Programs List Automatically: TRUE One of Windows’s little eccentricities is that when you install a new application it places it in the All Programs list at the bottom, not in alphabetic order where it belongs. You can manually reorder the list by right-clicking on one of its entries and clicking Sort by Name, but you’ll need a complicated registry hack to automate things every time you install an app. Run regedit and browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer. Right-click the MenuOrder key (in the left-hand pane) and select Permissions. Click Advanced. Deselect “Include inheritable permissions...” (Vista) or “Include from parent the permission...” (XP). Click Copy at the Security pop-up. Click OK. Now, back in the Permissions view, select your user name and deselect “Allow” next to Full Control in the Permissions pane at the bottom of the window. Repeat this step for any groups you are part of (Administrators, etc.). Reboot. Now when you install apps, they’ll be alphabetized automatically. Whew! Vista Tips Turning On Multiple Cores In Vista Improves Boot Time: FALSE You’ll find an option within Vista’s msconfig utility that cryptically lets you set the “Number of processors” used during boot. By default it is turned off (with the drop-down set to 1). We tried upping the setting to 2 on a dual-core system and, guess what, no change in boot time whatsoever. Turns out this is just a debug setting for coders who want to test how programs load on single-core machines without having to physically go to a less-sophisticated PC. It can be completely ignored. By default Windows uses all your cores. Superfetch Boosts Performance: TRUE Superfetch is an update of the XP Prefetcher, designed to more intelligently load applications into RAM based on frequency of use. With Superfetch on, your PC should theoretically get faster over time, particularly when loading frequently used apps. You won’t see improvement in general performance, like rendering Photoshop files, but Superfetch does tend to make apps load 10 to 20 percent more quickly, depending on their size. Superfetch is on by default. To ensure that it’s active, go to the Control Panel, open Administrative Tools, and select Services. Scroll down to Superfetch and ensure that it is set to “Started” and “Automatic.” Write Caching Will Improve Performance On SATA Drives: TRUE This feature is disabled by default in Vista because if your computer loses power before a write is completed, you can lose data. If you’re confident in your UPS’s capabilities, crank it up and you’ll see at least a 10 percent improvement in performance. Remember, write caching is supported only on SATA drives. The options are grayed out for older ATA disks. In Explorer, right-click the drive you want to speed up and select Properties. Click the Hardware tab, select Properties again. Click the Policies tab. Check both of the boxes beneath “Optimize for performance.” ReadyBoost Will Improve System Performance: TRUE Yes and no. If you have a reasonably modern system, with even 1GB of RAM or more, you won’t see any performance increase from ReadyBoost, which lets you use removable flash memory to cache disk operations. In fact, with lots of RAM, we saw a slight dip in performance when using ReadyBoost. The picture is different if you’re pathetically RAM-poor: With just 512MB of RAM, app load times and general performance can be modestly improved with ReadyBoost... but why not spring for some real DIMMs instead of this half-baked setup? You shouldn’t be running Vista at all with so little RAM, nor should you be reading this magazine. 2GB of name-brand RAM will cost you less than 50 bucks; pricier than a 2GB thumb drive but oh so worth it. If you really want to run ReadyBoost, the easiest way to turn it on is to insert your thumb drive and allow AutoPlay to run. Select “Speed up my system” from the menu. If you have AutoPlay disabled, right- click the thumb drive in the Computer view, select Properties, and choose the ReadyBoost tab. Dial ReadyBoost up to the maximum supported level of 4GB.
  21. I found that the 1080P video I downloaded from YouTube is silent if I add ss after www.