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Get the MakeUseOf eBook Guide to Speeding Up Windows for Free

Our friends over at have released yet another eBook in their series of Guides to, well, just about everything. This one gives you some tips for speeding up your Windows PC.

The guide has a ton of different tips, and while I wouldn’t necessarily say you follow every single tip to the letter (since everybody’s setup is different), it does give you lots of great ideas for speeding up your PC, as well as links to resources, and instructions for how to perform various cleanup tasks.

The best tips? Make sure to keep your PC crapware-free, upgrade your RAM if you’re low, scan for viruses, and run some type of disk cleanup on a regular basis.

Download the MakeUseOf Windows on Speed Guide (PDF) [Direct Download Link]
Windows on Speed [MakeUseOf]

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  • Published 02/18/11

Comments (8)

  1. Aibek

    Thank you guys. It’s a pleasure to have our guide mentioned on HTG.

  2. John Chorley

    It would have been a good guide if they had included Vista in it. As I still use Vista.

  3. Louise

    Hi–Just received my first Newsletter and I am VERY impressed! I have had newsletters before but yours seems to tell me what I want to know. How about some info on Windows Live email? I seem to have a lot of trouble with this. Many thanks.

  4. paulkev09

    Well, i’d like to say thank you for sharing such free stuff for your readers. I’m currently sharing this e-book to my facebook friends too. And of course, i’m also spreading some good news about your great site so that they can enjoy their PC too.

  5. Hatryst

    This is a nice eBook, helpful… Anyway, what about the HTG Giveaway?

  6. Steven Torrey

    A great review of what goes on inside the computer while doing computerish stuff… Worth it’s weight in gold for some of its links and ancillary downloads.

  7. Deviant

    John Chorley: Just because you use a bad OS does not make a good guide for a good OS bad, and how you reached that rather foolish conclusion is beyond me. Regardless, Vista and 7 share a similar core, and consequently, relatively few functions of their are exclusive of each other. A quick glance over the guide resulted in little to no appearance of said exclusivity.

  8. weebit

    They did a nice job on this pdf.

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