Windows assessment and tune-up

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Procedure.svg Windows assessment and tune-up
Organic Design procedure

Standard Windows tune-up procedure. Service is advertised as Computer "WOF" assessment

Preparation
  • Set boot from CD
  • Use Acronis boot disk to image system to external hard drive
Standard Windows check
  • Booting up
    • No - Pickup and bring to shop
    • Yes - Proceed to next step
  • Standard software checks
    • Windows up to date? Check Windows update
    • Antivirus: If running Norton, uninstall and set up
      • Free: Avast home edition
      • Pay: NOD32
    • Adware: If none there, set up Ad-aware and do a scan, malware bytes, spyhunter
    • Bloat and slow running: Install Ccleaner and scan, tidy up registry and startup
    • Backup solution: SyncToy 2
  • Hardware check
    • RAM
    • FRee HD space
    • USB 1
    • Crap mouse