Friday, August 14, 2009

New Computer?

So I've been dealing with tons of issues on my computer for about two years now, and after getting my wisdom teeth pulled, finally could not take it anymore. I went ahead and backed up all my projects, and reinstalled everything. But first, before I go into what I'm doing now, let me explain the whole story.

I had originally started with Windows XP about 3-4 years ago. It started as a family computer, until we each got our own, then it became mine. I was not good at all with computers at the time so when I hear about a new Operating System (Vista) I foolishly upgraded to it as soon as it came out. That's when all of the major problems started, such as programs using too much memory, general lag while online, etc. etc. I even had one program that would open up automatically at start up, and would just suck up memory and grow. It would eventually get so big as to prevent me from opening new programs.

Now back to the main topic: The fix. I have just spent the last two hours finishing up fixing my computer. I also spent about seven hours fixing it up yesterday. The fix: backup all my data, install XP over Vista (which wiped my hard drive clean), then installing Vista on top of XP. After that, I simply went online, reinstalled all the programs I needed for homebrew, movies, music, etc. So far, I am not experiencing any of the problems that I had before. No lag, no memory issues, just a cleaned up computer.

Now I'm not saying that this is guaranteed to work, I'm just saying that it worked really well for me. The main reason for this post is to just show how getting cleaning your computer like that can be a good thing. I'm also posting this to let you guys know why this upcoming week is going to be a bit slower, and to let you guys know that those previous issues were the main thing from keeping me from making more videos of those programs I make. Hopefully this will fix all of my problems, and I'll be able to do a lot more now, but I guess we will have to wait and see, now won't we?


1 comment:

  1. Yup, cleaning your computer HELPS a lot. Cleans all the stuff in the registry and is good to do every couple years. :P