I saw this Tune Up Utilities 2009
link once that was on a mod or admins signature I believe. It is one of those all in one tune up programs or whatever. I don't use it for everything just some things.Disclaimer: I do not recommend the registry cleaner or defrag part of this program, use at your own risk
Once you have it installed, open up the Tune Up Utilities Icon (not the maintenance one) and it will scan your system and give recommendations on things to improve speed and also lets you choose the balance of speed and appearance. I wouldn't let it automatically correct everything, click on the small "Details" link under each category(You'll see what I mean) and it will go through each recommendation individual and give the option of hiding each one for 30 days or forever. It also gives an explanation of what it does and what it recommends.
Please note: Tune Up Utilities 2009 is only a 30 day trial.
And also, it may make changes to some of
the integers that you may have just changed for Firefox to slower settings
depending on what speed you told the program you are running at. All you have to do is go back in to firefox, like that link tells you to, and change it back once Tune Up 2009 is done.I would not recommend using the registry cleaner or defrag in TuneUp Utilities 2009 unless you are sure of what you are doing. It can mess up your computer.
I recommend jkdefrag
as part of defragging your whole system. It may be time for you to do that if you have not for a while.
Have you gone to START >> RUN >> type MSCONFIG (lower case is ok) and click OK. Go to the START UP tab and UNCHECK any programs you don't want to run at start up. I wouldn't uncheck it if you don't know what it is.
I don't know about partitioning the hard drive...someone else will have to answer that for you.
There may be programs out there that will tell you the exact speed your internet is coming in at. May be a way for your computer to tell...I'm not sure about that either.
Let me know if you have any questions...I'm glad you have noticed a speed boost.
Edited by Ferrari, 13 February 2009 - 12:20 PM.