January 19, 2010

Vaya Con FIOS

Spent several hours yesterday with a Verizon techie as he wired up Orgle Manor with FIOS. As we were fiddling about with the intertubes and email installation, I had to apologize for the slowness of my computer. I said I imagined it had picked up all sorts of viruses and whatnot over the years and we really needed to have it overhauled.

He replied that there were a number of other things I might consider trying first. For instance, when was the last time I defragged the hard drive?

"Defrag?" I replied, "I thought that was something disgruntled troops did to unpopular officers back in 'Nam."

You know, it's a real shame more people don't have a sense of humor.

Posted by Robert at January 19, 2010 09:43 AM | TrackBack

There's a couple of other things you can to do speed up the old beast, as well. Go to FileHippo and download CCleaner and Spybot S&D. Run them both, including the Registry Cleaner in CCleaner. You can also use them to see what is loading when the computer starts up and kill the ones you don't want/need.

Posted by: the gripping hand at January 19, 2010 11:42 AM
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