Presentation on theme: "September 2013 LCCU Meeting What system utilities will clean up and speed up my PC? Judy Grindle will discuss and demonstrate. We’ll answers members’ other."— Presentation transcript:
September 2013 LCCU Meeting What system utilities will clean up and speed up my PC? Judy Grindle will discuss and demonstrate. We’ll answers members’ other questions: –How do I use my all-in-one printer to scan to my hard drive? –Is the 32-bit or 64-bit status of a computer based on hardware or software?
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Clean up & Speed up PC Maintenance tasks recommended by Microsoft: –Install & run antispyware software –Uninstall unused programs –Run the Disk Cleanup tool, a system tool –Defragment the hard disk, a system tool –Limit startup programs & open programs –Disconnect unused network connections –Turn off visual effects – Control Panel, Display or Performance
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Clean up & Speed up PC Tasks done by system utilities –Uninstalling unused programs –Disk cleaning – temp files, etc. –Defragmenting the hard drive –Registry cleaning & defragmenting –Removing/deleting startup programs –Disabling/deleting browser add-ons –Deleting duplicate files –Memory optimization
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Clean up & Speed up PC Recommendations –PC Magazine Best Free Software for 2012, System Utilities includes Advanced System Care Free, Ccleaner, Glary Utilities, SlimCleaner.PC Magazine Best Free Software for 2012, System Utilities –The Best Windows Software - PC Maintenance includes Advanced SystemCare Free, Ccleaner, and Glary Utilities.The Best Windows Software –Best Free Tune-up Program for Computer recommends Glary Utilities and Ccleaner.Best Free Tune-up Program for Computer –Microsoft warns against registry cleaners.Microsoft warns against registry cleaners
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Clean up & Speed up PC Programs to clean up and speed up a PC –Ccleaner for disk cleanup.Ccleaner –Eusing for registry cleanup.Eusing –Revo Uninstaller to remove unused programs.Revo Uninstaller –Glary Utilities for speeding up:Glary Utilities Delaying/deleting unneeded startup programs Disabling/deleting unneeded browser add-ons Removing context (right-click) menu choices Defragmenting the hard drive & registry (not SSDs) Memory optimization … and more.
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Clean up & Speed up PC Disk cleanup experience, MB found XP laptopWin 7 laptopVista desktop Ccleaner696 MB2851 MB910 MB Glary Disk Cleanup794 MB1123 MB1146 MB
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Clean up & Speed up PC Registry cleaning experience, # problems: –Before cleaning - back up registry and create Restore Point. –Glary gives more info than Eusing about problem items. XP laptopWin 7 laptopVista desktop Ccleaner22381161 Glary Utilities572495191 Eusing FRC18768681191
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Clean up & Speed up PC Programs to clean up and speed up a PC –Glary Utilities One-click maintenance:Glary Utilities Fixes invalid/incorrect registry entries. Cleans up invalid shortcuts. Cleans up temporary files & recovers disk space. Erases internet history and internet traces. Cleans up dangerous startup entries. Removes spyware and adware. –The Pro version ($39.95, often discounted) can run 1-click maintenance on a schedule.
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Clean up & Speed up PC Glary Utilities, Startup Manager –Delaying/deleting startup programs On XP PC, delayed startup for 11 programs, disabled 7, and startup went from 1’ 26” to 1’ 21”; on Win 7 startup was 12” with nothing disabled except Glary’s boot-time defrag. Clicking an entry gives “More information” that helps you judge whether to delay or disable. Glary is always running – adding to startup time?
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Clean up & Speed up PC Glary Utilities, cont’d –View & disable/delete browser add-ons with Browser Assistant. –View & block context (right-click) menu additions, if menu is slow to display. –Defragment the hard disk(s) defaults to boot-time defrag (may want to disable) –Defragment the registry –Optimize memory, automatic or manual, clear clipboard
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Clean up & Speed up PC Glary Utilities privacy & security tasks –Tracks eraser –File shredder –File undelete –File encrypter and decrypter
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Clean up & Speed up PC
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Glary Utilities (Help file)
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Clean up & Speed up PC From PC Magazine, for-pay system utilities: –Iolo says registry cleaning alone can slow system.Iolo says registry cleaning alone can slow system
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Scan to PC Using an All-in-one printer or flatbed scanner: First, install scanner driver and software on PC, then connect scanner to PC or to network: –With USB connection or –Wired network connection or –Wireless network connection Note – When upgrading to Windows 7 or 8, you may need latest drivers from the internet, search for brand, model and “drivers”.
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Scan to PC Scanner driver and software for Win 7 64-bit: –For Epson Artisan 730 All-In-OneFor Epson Artisan 730 All-In-One –For Epson Perfection V500 Photo ScannerFor Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner To install scanner on a network: –In Win 7, go to Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center, click “View network computers and devices”, right-click scanner & select “Install”. –In Vista, click Start, Network, right-click scanner and select “Install”. –In XP, use software for printer/scanner to install.
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Scan to PC Scanning methods: –Use controls on printer/scanner – for auto mode. –Use scanning software for your brand & model. may have more choices, modes from auto to pro. –Use scanning software in a photo editor. uses driver for your brand & model, reduces image degradation caused by multiple saves. –Use XP’s Scanning and Camera Wizard or Paint or Vista & 7’s Windows Fax and Scan or Photo Gallery uses generic scanner driver, install if network-connected.
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Scan to PC Scanning steps, using software: –Select image type – color, grayscale, B&W. –Select resolution or destination – web, print … –Select image adjustments - brightness, sharpness, contrast, descreening. –Run preview scan. –Adjust marquee if needed. –Run scan. –Select location and Save.
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Scan to PC Scanning in image editing software – all use scanner’s software instead of default software: –Irfanview, Select Scan/TWAIN source, Acquire; can convert to text with OCR.Irfanview –Picasa, Import from, select scanner or camera, saves image to selected folder.Picasa –GIMP – Create, Scanner/camera, transfers image into program for editing.GIMP –Adobe Photoshop Elements – File, Import, transfers image into program for editing.Adobe Photoshop Elements
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Scan to PC References, from Microsoft Use your computer to print, scan & fax. (XP)Use your computer to print, scan & fax. Add or remove a scanner. (Vista)Add or remove a scanner. Install a scanner. (Win 7)Install a scanner. Scan a document or photo with Windows Fax and Scan. (win 7)Scan a document or photo with Windows Fax and Scan
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Scan to PC References Scanning 101: Setting the Right Resolution Scanning 101: Sharpening Your Images Many videos under “How to scan to PC”: –Scan with your HP All-In-One using Windows Photo Gallery (YouTube)Scan with your HP All-In-One using Windows Photo Gallery –Wireless Scanning Using the HP All-in-One Control Panel (YouTube)Wireless Scanning Using the HP All-in-One Control Panel
September 2013 LCCU Meeting 32-bit vs. 64-bit From Wikipedia: In computer architecture, 64-bit computing is the use of processors that have datapath widths, integer size, and memory addresses of 64 bits (eight octets) wide.From Wikipediacomputer architecturedatapathinteger memory addressesoctets From Microsoft: A 64-bit PC can use 4GB of memory and up.
September 2013 LCCU Meeting 32-bit vs. 64-bit Number of bitsDecimal, base 10 maximum Hexadecimal, base 16 max 8256100 1665,53610000 324,294,967,296100,000,000 6418,446,744,073,7 09,551,616 10,000,000,000, 000,000
September 2013 LCCU Meeting Restoring Files from a System Image Windows System Image must have been run before losing the file. Not available in XP or Vista Home. –See “How to Recover Specific Files from a Windows System Image”How to Recover Specific Files from a Windows System Image Click Start, right-click Computer, click manage, click Disk Management on left. –Click Action, Attach VHD. Browse to the.vhd file in the backup folder named SystemImageBackup, subfolder with your username. If there are two.vhd files, it’s the larger one. A new drive should show up using the next available letter. –Autoplay will show up. Browse and copy needed files. –When done, go back to Disk Management, right-click drive for vhd and click “detach”.