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System Tune Up

Tools to tune up your system are detailed on this page.

  • Details for Microsoft Windows
  • Details for Linux

    Microsoft Windows

    This section details tools to tune up a Microsoft Windows PC.

    These examples were run on a Windows XP system.

    Those Annoying Start Up Programs

    I use Startup Inspector to check my systems.

    Start Up Programs

    See What Is Running In Memory

    I use Microsoft Process Explorer to check my systems.

    Running Programs

    Is Your System Slowed By Bad Drivers

    I use Hardware Helper to check my systems.

    Hardware Drivers

    Update Your Microsoft Software

    I use Microsoft Windows Update to check my systems.

    Microsoft Update

    Update Your Freeware and Shareware

    I use CNET TechTracker to check my systems.

    CNET Tech Tracker

    CNET Tech Tracker

    Scan Your System Registry

    I use Wise Registry Cleaner to check my systems.

    Registry Scan

    Examine Your Services

    I check what Windows Services are running on my systems.

    Windows Services

    Examine Open Ports

    I check what Network Ports are open on my systems.

    I use Close The Door to check my systems.


    Linux

    This section details tools to tune up a Linux PC.

    How much memory is being used

    I use free to check my systems.

    Console Example 1: free

    How much disc space is being used

    I use df to check my systems.

    Console Example 2: df

    What is using the CPU

    I use top to check my systems.

    Console Example 3: top

    What is running in memory

    I use ps to check my systems.

    Console Example 4: ps

    What ports are open

    I use netstat to check my systems.

    Console Example 5: netstat