You install your PC some time ago, it may be necessary to clean it up a little in order to keep or improve its raw speed. As a matter of fact, even if we are no longer in the old times of Windows 98 that were nearly forcing you to a re-install once or twice a year, it is not unusual to see that installing many new software packages (voluntarily or indirectly) leads to tons of data and roadblacks for your PC.
- Optimize Windows start with the help of Microsoft BootVis (source: LH).
- Optimize Linux start (a previous article on Roumazeilles.net: Linux boot sequence in images).
- Clean up a Linux installation with FSLint which will find -for example- duplicate files (source: DS).
- CCleaner for Windows.
- Slim Down and Speed Up Linux (LH)
I hope it will help you in securing a faster PC whatever your prefered Operating System.