Is it too much to ask for a sentence that has some punctuation? :<
You seem to be the know-it-all on the tech stuff, so OF COURSE someone who doesn't know any better will ask for your help. You're readily available. My family is the same way: they use the computer for very simple things, and if an issue comes up, my husband and I are the first ones they ask for help. Rather than bitch about their ignorance, I educate them with how to fix a problem . That way, I am asked for help less often
Rather than throw a temper tantrum, be a little more grown up and walk them through how to fix it themselves
ah but see here is the thing I've walk them threw it step by step multiple times and specifically told them "every now and then your need to clear out your computer delete the thing your don't need uninstall any old programs you don't use or it'll be bad later on when you to use it" Told them to come get me if there is even a small hic-up but they come when shit has hit the fan so lets go down the list of problems i've encountered.
Application errors Cashe problems DDL issues Application paths ETC.
I've even installed software that does this for them all they needed to do was run it once a month and it will tell them everything they need to know.
Ever deal with the blue screen of death and have to completely re-install an OS when the re-installing software wasn't kept it is not and easy thing to do.
I'm not bitching about the work I'm bitching about the sheer frequency of issues that happen when they have could have been avoided especially when I've said bring it to me when ever you hic-up i.e slow start ups or non-responsive programs.
I hate to be the big bad wolf, but is it really that much of an issue to help them? I mean really, it's not that hard for you because you know how but to them it could seem like rocket science. That's what family is all about, helping each other out with shit like that. I would bet that you've asked for your family's help more often than you'd care to admit, so get off of your high horse.
What exactly is so important in your life that you can't walk away from for half an hour to help out the people who support you?
It's not an issue to help it gets frustrating especially when they expect you to know how to fix the problem i learned from necessity i needed a computer where there wasn't so how do think i got one found it with the problems it came with and from step 1 I learned. Sure I'm complaining but you make it seem like I'm telling them to fuck off and i won't ever help them. What I need is a break from the stress of fix fix fix oh shit I might not be able to fix that venting if you will.
Having less stuff on your hard drive gives you faster boot-ups. Then if you remove stuff that likes to run immediately as soon as you boot-up, or else prevent them from starting up automatically, you speed up boot-ups even more as well as clear up memory.
yes it's a combination of things when you first get a new pc it runs smoothly because there is nothing but the factory programs on the more you put on it the harder your processor has to work to run all the data/ applications the slower the processors response becomes.
I suppose theoretically there would be less files to process... but I think that keeping your discs defragged (or maintaining disc permissions), uninstalling process heavy background applications, and keeping a solid task manager would be a better bet.
The way I understand computers, having a bunch of files sitting on the hard drive doesn't increase the time it takes to find File X. It's different if they're all running... maybe that's what the OP meant? And back in the dark ages, having a bunch of temporary internet files could really slow you down when you were online, but I don't think those matter much anymore.
I know enough to keep my computer up and running, but I'm hardly an expert. I just kind of do what my brother and dad tell me to do, one is a wireless networking guru and the other is a hardware guy. I'm pretty set in that department. Good thing they don't have the same mentality as scumbag OP though... else I would have never learned anything.
If you wanted to know how to optimize your android device for longer battery life and increased speed I'd know a little more, though.
That's one of the steps! 2 apps I would get would be Task Manager (Android dude with an red x is it's icon) and Juice Defender. You can add apps 'autokill' lists with the task manager to automatically get a good boost. Juice Defender has a few different settings that determines how much energy you want to save as well. Even on standard settings it boosts pretty significantly.
Keeping your wireless disabled until you need it is another aspect. Otherwise it will be constantly searching for wifi networks and it's a pain in the ass. Turning down screen brightness and disabling sounds can help keep the juice going as well.
There are a few other things, but that's the basic list. It made my phone go from 3-4 hours of life to 18+ hours.
I actually have those two apps My battery does ok unless... I'm... surfing the internet with the backlight up, as is my habit. Sigh, why isn't there magic electricity??? Also, my phone is nearly 3 years old, and there's no good replacement batteries to buy. Planned obsolesence.
There is unfortunately only so much you can do. A lot of those old androids just weren't powerful enough to handle all the stuff people wanted to do with them. I even find my Galaxy SIII to sometimes have trouble with all the processes I'm making the poor thing do. Then again, I use it a lot for work... so I can't really avoid it. I just keep it plugged in when I am doing really intensive stuff on it.