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iPad Air Screen Repair – Before and After

iPad Air Screen Repair – Before and After

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What a busy day here at Gadget Pro Phone Repair, here’s a couple snapshots of one of the projects of the day “iPad Air Screen Repair”

  BEFORE                                                                               AFTER

iPad Air Repair Before                        iPad Air Repair After

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How to speed up your computer

How to speed up your computer

The majority of us use a computer on a daily basis at work or in the office. Having a slow computer can be highly frustrating and can be a major drag on productivity. Similarly to a Vehicle, computers require consistent regular maintenance in order keep them running at peak performance. Your computer can and will slow down with regular usage without performing some basic key maintenance tasks.

If you are using a standard hard drive as opposed to a solid state drive, you will experience fragmentation which will result in slower read/write times when using programs and accessing or transferring data on your machine. Fragmentation occurs when a user installs or uninstalls programs as well as moves files around. Not only does this cause fragmentation, but this can also result in registry errors if the programs are uninstalled incorrectly. Furthermore, this can result in a drop in performance due to unnecessary simultaneous background tasks and services.

Here is a step by step list of my recommended tasks to perform when setting up a monthly maintenance regimen for your computer.

The first task you should perform is a temporary file clean-up. On average, I am able to clean up about 1.5Gb of Free Space on a machine that hasn’t seen regular maintenance. I recommend using a program like Piriform’s CCleaner.

CCleaner also features a built in registry cleaner, which I recommend for the next step. Simply run the registry cleaner by hitting “scan for issues.” After this is completed, simply click “fix selected issues.” I recommend that you check the option to backup the registry before applying the fix.

The next step is to clean up any unnecessary programs, toolbars, etc… Click on the “tools” tab in CCleaner. Look for any programs that are no Microsoft or anything you recognize installing. If you are unsure about a program, do a quick search on Google to determine whether or not you need it. I recommend uninstalling any unknown programs, toolbars, coupon clippers, etc… You would be surprised at how many programs are including toolbars within their installation files. Be sure to properly read the installation text when installing a new program.

The last thing you want to do when uninstalling programs, is to ensure that you only have one antivirus program installed. On quite a regular basis, I see machines with one or more antivirus installed such as a combination of Norton and McAfee. This can cause a endless amount of problems with your machine, not to mention they are both huge performance hogs. I recommend Vipre Internet Security or Microsoft Security Essentials, as they are more thorough and also lightweight programs.

Now that you have done a good system clean, I recommend optimizing your Windows startup items. Click “Start” > “Run” (search in windows Vista, 7 & 8) > type “msconfig” > hit enter. Click on the 3rd tab over labeled Services, then click “hide all Microsoft services” in the lower left hand corner. Go through the list and disable anything that is not needed to run in the background. Typically, you can disable everything except Antivirus services.

After you have cleaned up the services, within System Configuration, click the next tab over from services, labeled “startup.” Go through the list as you did in the services tab and disable any items that are not necessary to have running at startup. Most programs will start the services they require once you use the program. Next click apply and restart your computer.

You have successfully completed the majority of the necessary maintenance. The next step I recommend doing is a disk defragmentation (skip this if you are using a SSD.) Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter. Click Analyze Disk, then Defragment Disk. This process can take several hours depending on the size of your drives and how much data is stored on them.

After this has completed, I recommend doing a full system scan with your Antivirus program (I recommend Vipre Internet Security or MSE).

The next thing you should do is run a full scan with Malwarebytes. This will ensure removal of any trace viruses, malware, etc… that your antivirus may have missed.

My final recommendation is to setup windows automatic backups. Click “Start” > “Control Panel” > “Backup and Restore” > “Setup Backup” > Select the Drive to Store Your backups > click “next” > select what to backup, either let windows choose or choose them yourself > click “next” > click “save settings and run backup”

If you are not already using DropBox for file storage and backup, I recommend installing it and replacing your My Documents folder with it. This will allow you to access your files from anywhere, as well as act as a automatic backup in case of a system crash.

Follow these recommendations and you will have a computer running like new if not better.

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