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  1. Speed up your PC The Microsoft Windows 10 operating system is quite efficient and performs well using default settings. However, it is possible to speed up Windows 10 even more and improve its performance. Try the following options to speed up your Windows 10 computer, as well as help reduce or eliminate potential errors. 1. Turn off shadowing and visual effects Windows 10 includes some appealing look and feel features to program windows, text, icons, and other areas. While it may look nice and even flashy, it comes at a cost. Those features, otherwise known as shadowing and visual effects, use up system resources, which can cause Windows to run slower. To turn off these resource draining features, follow the steps below. In the Search Windows text box, next to the Start button on the taskbar, type sysdm.cpl and press Enter. In the System Properties window, click the Advanced tab. On the Advanced tab, click the Settings button in the Performance section. In the Performance Options window, select the Adjust for best performance option, then click the OK button. 2. Adjust Windows power settings By default, the Windows operating system often utilises a power plan that can result in slower computer performance. If you have a desktop computer, or a laptop computer connected to a power adaptor, you can adjust the power plan used by Windows and increase the computer's performance. To view and adjust the power plan in Windows, follow the steps below: Open the Windows Control Panel. Find and click the Power Options utility. In the Power Options window, select the High performance power plan, then close the window. If you want to adjust or the settings of the High performance power plan, click the Change plan settings link next to that power plan option. You can adjust two power settings in the Edit Plan Settings window, or click the Change advanced power settings link to further adjust the power plan settings. 3. Run Windows System Maintenance Windows 10 has a built-in maintenance utility that can help find and fix issues in the operating system. It can also identify and run processes that can help improve computer performance. To access and use the Windows System Maintenance utility, follow the steps below: In the Search Windows text box, next to the Start button on the taskbar, type system maintenance, then press Enter. In the Security and Maintenance window, click the Troubleshooting link towards the bottom of the window. In the Troubleshooting window, under the System and security section, click the Run maintenance tasks link. Click the Next button to run the Troubleshooter utility. If a message appears saying to run the Troubleshooter as an administrator, click the Try troubleshooting as an administrator option. 5. If any errors or issues are found, or any suggestions are provided, follow the steps to fix the errors and issues, and implement the suggestions. 4. Clean the Windows registry Registry repair software can remove items from the registry that make your PC run, without these items it will not work at all, that's the dangerous side. Sometimes the registry gets so cluttered up that registry repair is needed to keep a PC working. Why don’t registry cleaners work? The truth is that cleaning your Windows registry will not speed up your computer, and, as the recent CCleaner malware infection shows, it could leave you much worse off. In reality, there is no reason why you should have to streamline, optimise, defrag, compress, or clean your registry. Even Microsoft agrees. In a statement, they wrote: “Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners. Some programs available for free on the Internet might contain spyware, adware, or viruses.” Here are 5 reasons why using a registry cleaner may not be necessary... Windows has set up an alert to tell you when you’re so low on Hard Disk Drive (HDD) space that it is affecting your PC’s performance. This utility will actually help you remove files that aren’t needed as well. Web browsers have come a long way in the last ten years, evolving into quicker and far more intelligent machines. Browser caches don’t need to be cleaned to make things run faster, in fact deleting the information from your Internet browser’s memory will just mean that data will have to be restored from scratch. Registry cleaners love to entice you to clear cache and cookies, but there isn’t really a performance-related reason for this. It can be difficult for individuals to understand what in the Windows registry is necessary and what isn’t. There’s a good chance you could delete critical components for one of your programs or necessary keys and then you’ll be a lot worse off. To really speed up a PC you would be much better off hiring an IT support provider to fine-tune your system properly. Even before the recent news of CCleaner being hacked, free registry cleaner programs were easy targets for those who wanted to install spyware or adware on your computer. Downloading the cleaner to speed up your PC could end up slowing it down even further. In a worst-case scenario, it could cause you to need a system restore. With so many different options available to consumers it can be difficult to know which ones are reputable. But ultimately, even the reputable ones are targets for viruses and malware. There are no legitimate benchmarks available to show how registry cleaners speed up systems. In fact, the evidence of this seems to be purely anecdotal. If registry cleaners did help then we should have benchmarks to review surely? Malwarebytes Lab believes that users who notice a difference may be suffering from a computer style ‘placebo effect’, and they advise against using them. More damningly, many of the programs meet the Malwarebytes’ Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) criteria, meaning if you’re under their protection you can’t access them anyway. Use registry repair software as a last resort when all else fails just before you reload a faulty OS. Using it then might keep your system going a bit longer. So use it only when you have nothing to loss. Below are a couple of registry cleaners: CCleaner - fixes many registry issues, and includes several additional tools to speed up a computer. Windows 10 Manager is a system application that helps you enhance, tweak, fix and clean up system. It will improve your system speed, remove system fault.
  2. Once a lawyer, always a lawyer Two old lawyers had been stranded on a desert island 30 years. The only thing on the island was a tall coconut tree that provided them their only food. Each day one of the old lawyers would climb to the top to see if he could spot a rescue boat coming. One day the lawyer yelled down from the tree, "WOW, I just can't believe my eyes. There is a woman out there floating in our direction." The old lawyer on the ground was most sceptical and said, "You're hallucinating, you've finally lost your mind." But within a few minutes, up to the beach floated a stunningly beautiful woman, face up, totally naked, unconscious, without even so much as a ring or earrings on her person. The two old lawyers went down to the water, dragged her up on the beach and discovered, yes, she was alive, warm and breathing. One said to the other, "You know, we've been on this God forsaken island for years without a woman. It's been such a long, long time... So ... Do you think we should... well... You know... Screw her?" "Out of WHAT?!?" asked the other old lawyer.
  3. No Health Insurance An old man suffered a serious heart attack and had open heart bypass surgery. He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at a Catholic Hospital. As he was recovering, a nun asked him how he was going to pay for his treatment. She asked, "Do you have health insurance?" He replied in a raspy voice, "No health insurance." The nun asked, "Do you have money in the bank?" He replied, "No money in the bank." The nun asked, "Do you have a relative who could help you?" He said, "I only have a spinster sister, who is a nun." The nun became very agitated and announced loudly, "Nuns are not spinsters! Nuns are married to God." The patient replied, "Good, send the bill to my brother-in-law."
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    An Easy Riddle

    An Easy Riddle What is a word made up of 4 letters yet is also made up of 3? Although is written with 8 letters, and then with 4. Rarely consists of 6, and never is written with 5? Answer: How many Correct answers did you have Was it easy? Tell us in the section below!
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    The Old Virgin

    The Old Virgin In a tiny village on the Irish coast lived an old lady, a virgin and very proud of it. Sensing that her final days were rapidly approaching, and desiring to make sure everything was in proper order when she dies, she went to the town's undertaker (who also happened to be the local postal clerk) to make proper "final" arrangements. As a last wish, she informed the undertaker that she wanted the following inscription engraved on her tombstone: "BORN A VIRGIN, LIVED AS A VIRGIN, DIED A VIRGIN" Not long after, the old maid died peacefully. A few days after the funeral, as the undertaker, the postal clerk went to prepare the tombstone that the lady had requested, it became quite apparent that the tombstone that she had selected was much too small for the wording that she had chosen. He thought long and hard about how he could fulfill the old maid's final request, considering the very limited space available on the small piece of stone. For days, he agonized over the dilemma. But finally his experience as a postal worker allowed him to come up with what he thought was the appropriate solution to the problem. The virgin's tombstone was finally completed and duly engraved, and it read as follows: "RETURNED UNOPENED."
  6. Can Cold Water Clean Dishes…. John went to visit his 90 year old grandfather in a very secluded, rural area of Saskatchewan. After spending a great evening chatting the night away, the next morning John’s grandfather prepared breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast. However, John noticed a film like substance on his plate, and questioned his grandfather asking, ‘Are these plates clean?’ His grandfather replied, ‘They’re as clean as cold water can get em. Just you go ahead and finish your meal, Sonny!’ For lunch the old man made hamburgers. Again, John was concerned about the plates, as his appeared to have tiny specks around the edge that looked like dried egg. He asked, ‘Are you sure these plates are clean?’ Without looking up the old man said, ‘I told you before, Sonny, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them. Now don’t you fret, I don’t want to hear another word about it!’ Later that afternoon, John was on his way to a nearby town and as he was leaving, his grandfather’s dog started to growl, and wouldn’t let him pass. John yelled and said, ‘Grandfather, your dog won’t let me get to my car’. Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching on TV, the old man shouted! ‘Coldwater, go lay down now, yah hear me!’