Posts Tagged ‘system resources’

How to Remove LiveUpdate.exe from Your Computer

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Here’s a useful trick for those who need to conserve system resources … why run a program if you’re not using it?

I check all running processes regular on the computer systems that I use to make sure that the system is safe and that nothing slipped by the defenses. While that works well, I usually spot processes started by third party programs after installation. Most of the time, they are not needed at all and waste only system resources.

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Full Throttle: Run Select Windows Programs with Maximum Speed

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The most obvious use for a program like this is in game applications, but anybody who’s struggled with an aging computer or an underpowered laptop could probably think of a few other ways to use it too.

If you are working on a mobile computer, a laptop, ultrabook or tablet for example, then you have probably tweaked the device when it is running on battery to extend the time you can use it. While some operating systems do a good job at switching between power plans depending on a device’s power source, there is always something that can be optimized.

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Use Case for Older Software – Easier, Thinner and Quicker

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

I definitely agree with this one; most new software is just too reliant on network access, unnecessarily complicated and to resource-hungry.

We live in a world of connected pieces of software that rely on many different pieces. Any given piece of functionality in the form of a software application can require an operating system, a database engine, browser functionality and more. Depending on the requirements, this can be a lot of supporting stuff just to get to run one piece of software.

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