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Now that you have defraggler installed let’s go over some of the basic task to make your computer run better.
Now you will see the opening screen of Defraggler. From this screen we can see the fragmentation of our C Drive.
In the lower left hand corner you will see a button that says Analyze, Click that button.
Now the software will analyze your drive for fragmentation. Remember RED IS BAD. This is the fragmented files. Think of it this way a hard drive is like a Merry-Go-Round that is spinning. As your computer writes files to the drive it is spinning so the files are not put next to each other that it needs. This is fragmentation. So by defragging the drive we are putting all of the same files and parts of the file next to each other. It takes 10 times as long to read a fragmented file as it does to read one that is not fragmented. So think about just that 10 times longer to read the file.
Now the system will start taking every file and putting all of the parts of that file in a continuous part of the drive.
Depending on how much red you have will determine how long this is going to take. If this is the first time you have run the defrag tool this could take a few hours. So I recommend the first time you run it, just do it before you are leaving for the day or before you go to bed.
Now after the initial defragmentation is done, we want to make sure this does not happen again right? Of course so let’s take a few minutes to setup a scheduled defrag to happen while we sleep. Click Settings then click Schedule.
Now we are in the schedule screen this is where we are going to create the task to defrag our drive nightly. Choose the C Drive, now please a check mark in the Schedule defragmentation for chosen volume please a check mark in the Daily box then choose a time when your usually asleep, in my screen I choose 11pm. Now click OK ans you are now set to make your system defrag while you sleep.
Please note: If you are a laptop user that does not leave their laptop on over night you will need to check the box that says At Startup this way it will defrag in the background while you work. It will not slow you down it takes very little overhead to run in the background.
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Bad Dog IT recommends you run CCleaner at least once a week; or whenever your computer seems to be running slow. Once a week at the minimum this will keep things running much smoother for you.
Click here to download free – Ok what does ccleaner do for us? Is your computer running slow? As it gets older it collects unused files and settings which take up hard drive space making it slower and slower. CCleaner cleans up these files and makes it faster instantly. On the internet advertisers and websites track your behavior online with cookies that stay on your computer. CCleaner erases your browser search history and cookies so any internet browsing you do stays confidential and your identity remains anonymous
Ok double click the ccleaner icon on your desktop.
From here the basic opening screen will appear, you could simply choose Analyze and then Run Cleaner from this screen.
However; that will not give you the full benefits you are looking for.
Let’s take a look at the options on the left hand side here.
Note: your options might differ from these if you have other browsers but we will get into that in the applications portion.
- Username: will always be your full email address
- Incoming Mail Server: mail.yourdomain.xxx
- Incoming Port: 993
- Outgoing Mail Server: mail.yourdomain.xxx
- Outgoing Port: 587
- Go to Settings >
- Then tap Add Account.
- Choose Other
- Enter your
- Email address
- A description for your account.
- Tap Next.
- Mail will try to find the email settings and finish your account setup.
- If Mail finds your email settings, tap Done to complete your account setup.
- Choose IMAP for your new account.
- Enter the information for Incoming Mail Server and Outgoing Mail Server.
- Name: Your Name Your Name
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Host Name: mail.yourdomain.xxx
- Username: Use you full email address email@example.com
- If your email settings are correct, tap Save to finish. If the email settings are incorrect, you’ll be asked to edit them.
Outlook Setup Instructions
Username: will always be your full email address
Incoming Mail Server: mail.yourdomain.xxx
Incoming Port: 110
Outgoing Mail Server: mail.yourdomain.xxx
Outgoing Port: 587
To configure the Internet email account manually:
Click Test Account Settings. When you click Test Account Settings, the following process occurs:
- The connectivity of the system to the Internet is confirmed.
- You are logged on to the SMTP server.
- You are logged on to the POP3 server.
- A test message is sent. This message explains any changes that Outlook made to the initial setup.
Click Next, and then click Finish.
Windows 10 Email Application
Windows 10 comes with a built-in Mail app, from which you can access all your different email accounts (including Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo!, and others) in one single, centralized interface.
With it, there’s no need to go to different websites or apps for your email.
Here’s how to set it up.