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TuneUp Outlines Simple Computer Tips and Tricks for “Silver Surfer” Generation



2008-07-15 08:30:00

BOSTON, MA–(EMWNews – July 15, 2008) – With computer and Internet use no longer the

sole domains of younger generations, PC maintenance tools must address the

needs of novice, older consumers. TuneUp, a German software manufacturer,

today made public the below simple computer tips and tricks to help senior

computer users overcome their system issues.

“The number of ‘Silver Surfers’ is steadily increasing, with senior

citizens shopping, reading the news, paying bills and keeping in touch with

loved ones online more than ever before,” said Tibor Schiemann, managing

director of TuneUp. “While the Internet is creating a new quality of life

for senior users, it can also easily cripple a computer’s performance. How

can seniors take action against slow computer activity or programs not

working correctly? It is not always necessary to get expensive advice from

hotlines or PC emergency services, or to ask relatives and acquaintances

for assistance. Tuning tools can improve the health of computers, repair

all types of errors and provide ongoing maintenance to avoid long-term


Simple Computer Tips & Tricks for "Silver Surfers"

1. Defragment the hard drive(s) regularly.  Disk fragmentation is one

   of the primary causes of performance degradation for a computer.

   Fragmentation occurs when the operating system cannot find a single

   area on the hard disk large enough to store a file in one piece, so

   it is broken into smaller pieces and stored in the nearest suitable

   places.  Run a disk defragmenter provided by your Windows operating

   system or from a utilities software suite at least every 2-3 months

   to reduce this issue.

2. Remove unused files and programs.  Cleaning out unused programs on

   a regular basis will keep a computer running more smoothly and make

   it easier to find files you're looking for.  Do not remove programs

   by locating them on the hard drive and deleting them, as this will

   not fully remove the program and can result in registry errors. Use

   a disk cleaner program, which is included in Windows or third-party

   software, to remove unnecessary files and prevent fragmentation of

   the computer's hard drive.

3. Use a Windows-certified utility to keep your registry in shape.

   Registry discrepancies can impair the speed of the computer and

   cause programs to stop functioning correctly.  For reliable registry

   tweaking and cleaning, utilize an expert-developed registry cleaner

   application every 1-2 weeks.  Windows-certified programs have passed

   rigorous testing requirements for reliability, security, compatibility

   with current and future Windows operating systems, and installation

   and removal.

When running into PC problems, optimization programs, such as TuneUp

Utilities 2008, can easily remedy the situation. The software will help

recover files that were accidentally deleted, correct errors on the hard

disk and resolve display problems. The best tuning tools will also include

1-click maintenance features, user-friendly and intuitive interfaces, and

step-by-step guides allowing seniors to customize their Windows operating


A free 30-day trial version of the award-winning TuneUp Utilities 2008 is

available for download at The full version, with

updates of the help databases and functionality, as well as no time

restrictions, costs $49.95, and upgrades from previous versions can be

downloaded for $29.95.

About TuneUp

The German Windows-tuning specialists from TuneUp provide software that

allows Windows users to fine-tune their PCs for optimum performance. In

1997, Tibor Schiemann and Christoph Laumann started programming and

marketing TuneUp 97, which was then one of the first Windows tuning suites

available. Extremely powerful and user-friendly, the software is now one

of the most successful utility suites in the German-speaking markets.

PCs that are maintained using TuneUp Utilities are less cluttered and are

proven to work faster and be more stable. Since 2003, TuneUp has been

expanding internationally: TuneUp Utilities is now available in English,

French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Italian. End users can buy TuneUp

Utilities on the company’s homepage ( TuneUp has

its headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany.

For More Information
Press inquiries
Nate Hubbell / Beth Brenner
March Communications
One Broadway, 14th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
+1 617 475 1573 / +1 617 401 2612

Company contact
TuneUp Distribution GmbH
Alexandra Lawrenz
64295 Darmstadt

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