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September 11, 2012 7:53:57 PM

for free I mean
September 11, 2012 7:54:00 PM

Hello,
I'd like to know how to make my computer and internet faster, could anyone help me?
-Thanks!
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September 11, 2012 7:54:44 PM

get a good ISP.
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September 11, 2012 7:55:49 PM

Dude I want to be faster, not crash my system with java and opera loaded, it'll let viruses gain entry, not cool man, not cool.
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September 11, 2012 7:56:28 PM

There are some web browsers with options to use settings that are optimized for low performance computers and internet connections. For example, Opera has such a setting. Opera is free.

Cleaning your computer of unused junk and then defragmenting the entire hard drive (assuming that you're using a hard drive) can also help. If you have a fast CPU, you could also enable NTFS compression for a small storage performance and capacity improvement. This can all be done for free. There's much more, but you'd be progressing into increasingly advanced projects if you keep going.
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September 11, 2012 7:57:08 PM

Get a faster computer. Go with a faster ISP.
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September 11, 2012 7:59:30 PM

Opera isn't any more likely to get a virus than Firefox and Chrome are. You can simply disable Java if you don't like it. Nothing else that I said has anything to do with malware.
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September 11, 2012 8:02:31 PM

Dude, I am a minecraft player and rarely get on the internet with multiplayer because of the critical java 7.7 vulnerabilities I read about in my secure news website.
I am not trying to demean you, I just am having a hard time with my SLOW internet and bloatware that left registry scars on my cpu, no offense.
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September 11, 2012 8:07:59 PM

You could re-install Windows if you're worried about registry bloat and errors.

If you're so worried about Java getting you malware, then you could run a virtual machine. However, do realize that Java has been improving and regardless, it isn't likely to get you any issues unless you do something stupid. A lot of *security news* sites are just trying to scare people into buying security software. I'm not saying for sure that whatever site you visit is doing this given that I don't know what site you frequent, but it's a possibility.
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September 11, 2012 8:08:09 PM

It's just an informant, it's not like I'm going to get a different antivirus...also I want better internet without getting a better ISP, I have a pretty low budget.
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September 11, 2012 8:10:00 PM

look man, you can do those good suggestions that blazorthon suggested to keep your PC running in good shape however, if your ISP is crap then your internet speed will be crap.

any "tweaking" on your end is really superficial since windows pretty much defaults to its parameters. you can hack away at the web browser to make the interface faster but your connection is dependent on your ISP.

and considering your last response; i don't think its a good idea for you to be goofing around with any settings.
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September 11, 2012 8:10:06 PM

Thanks for your advice, um I want to know, like if I do end up buying a new ISP, what do you guys have? I just want some suggestions.
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September 11, 2012 8:12:38 PM

Sorry, but no one gives high-speed internet connections away.

I use Comcast and have an ~24Mb/s connection in the northeastern USA.
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September 11, 2012 8:13:57 PM

What's the price tag on that one?
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September 11, 2012 8:14:49 PM

You can't get a faster internet connection without paying for it. Call your ISP and ask them.
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September 11, 2012 8:16:43 PM

Could I uninstall the Windows "games" i don't care if it doesn't speed up my computer, I never use it and all it does is sit in the comfy couch of Windows 7. Does anybody know how to do that?
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September 11, 2012 8:18:11 PM

Could I uninstall the Windows "games" i don't care if it doesn't speed up my computer, I never use it and all it does is sit in the comfy couch of Windows 7. Does anybody know how to do that?
I don't need a tv plus internet bundle, my tv costs $25 a month and I'm fine with cable, I don't use it that often, but when I do, it's for a long time.
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September 11, 2012 8:18:29 PM

TheTyperofTruth said:
What's the price tag on that one?


I have a TV plus Internet bundle for like $80 or $90 a month if I remember the price range correctly.
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September 11, 2012 8:19:28 PM

TheTyperofTruth said:
Could I uninstall the Windows "games" i don't care if it doesn't speed up my computer, I never use it and all it does is sit in the comfy couch of Windows 7. Does anybody know how to do that?


You can't really uninstall them and besides, they're tiny and wouldn't make a difference.
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September 11, 2012 8:23:36 PM

TheTyperofTruth said:
Could I uninstall the Windows "games" i don't care if it doesn't speed up my computer, I never use it and all it does is sit in the comfy couch of Windows 7. Does anybody know how to do that?


You could delete them, but they're not programs that are installed, so you can't uninstall them. They're just files that are in the Windows folder. If you accidentally delete the wrong file, you could ruin your operating system completely.
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September 11, 2012 8:24:22 PM

Oh, bummer, anything else I could do to make my computer faster? I am running it plugged in, with an i3 core processor and the internet is at 0.75 mbps. I heard about that file compression, how can I do that? My system has 2 drives, OS and DATA, maybe I could compress it into DATA? How can I do that?
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September 11, 2012 8:27:20 PM

TheTyperofTruth said:
Oh, bummer, anything else I could do to make my computer faster? I am running it plugged in, with an i3 core processor and the internet is at 0.75 mbps. I heard about that file compression, how can I do that? My system has 2 drives, OS and DATA, maybe I could compress it into DATA? How can I do that?


Open "Computer", right click and choose the properties of one of your hard drives (make sure that it's a hard drive and not an SSD, defragmenting an SSD hurts it and does not good for itat all). NTFS compression should be an option near the bottom of the first tab of the properties window that pops up.
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September 11, 2012 8:27:56 PM

Best answer selected by TheTyperofTruth.
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September 11, 2012 8:32:16 PM

uninstalling games, compressing files isn't going to do anything. Speed of the internet is the speed of the internet you pay for usually.

Who do you get your internet from now? What rates do they advertise you should get with you plan. Are you connected to a router? Wireless? Wired?
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September 11, 2012 9:23:56 PM

You wont get faster internet without paying for it. LOL.
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September 12, 2012 3:45:55 AM

Well not entirely true, u could try to maximize the connection u had now (some had people very bad internet setting)..

Example: If the ISP had random gateway each time to connect, choosing the unclogged gateways could give u better speed, etc (but this might only apply in my country)

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February 10, 2014 5:43:52 PM

TheTyperofTruth said:
Hello,
I'd like to know how to make my computer and internet faster, could anyone help me?
-Thanks!


Just to, challenge most of these "Get a good ISP (Internet Service Provider)" People, It isn't necessarily getting a good ISP, yes it's true asking your ISP for a better internet plan will Obviously make it faster, but you can do some tweaks with VPN, that will help you make your internet faster and more secure at the same time, there's an article and many articles out there saying how ISP's are suckering people from their internet, I don't necessarily have the how to of this but I know using a VPN has made my internet extremely faster with a regular 19.99 - 29.99$ plans...
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