We often install third party software to clean our system. This post will help you to do those things with the inbuilt System tools provided by Windows 7. By regularly using system tools, we can maintain the system performance. Installing third party software will consume space in the hard disk and slow down your system. Go to Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools and find the following tools, Disk Cleanup, Disk defragmenter, Resource Monitor.
Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk. It helps us to clear unwanted old files such as Compression of old files, Temporary Internet files, Temporary Windows file, Downloaded Program files, Recycle Bin, Removal of unused applications or optional Windows components, Setup Log files, Offline files.
Go to Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>Disk Cleanup
Select the drive in which you want to perform Disk Cleanup and click OK.
Disk Cleanup will scan and calculate the mount of files that can be cleared.
You can select the files and folder that you want delete and click OK.
You are Done, now you have successfully performed a Disk cleanup.
Defragmentation is the process consolidating fragmented files on your hard disk. By defragmenting your hard disk; you can boost the performance of your computer. We use to delete and copy files in hard disk as our need, by doing so fragments of files occurs. To correct these fragments, we have to defragment our hard disk.
Go to Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>Disk defragmenter
Click Analyze disk to check the rate of fragmented files.
Now Click Defragment disk to start the process.
Final result will be displayed after the completion of disk defragment.
Resource Monitor is one of the best tools to monitor Application and system process. We can see which service using how much resource by categories, example- Amount of cpu usage, Memory, Network and Disk.
Resource Monitor over view:
By analyzing the resource usage we can improve our system performance and maintain it effectively .