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 http://www.tune-up.com. 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.
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 (http://www.tune-up.com). TuneUp has
its headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany.
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