Thursday, August 24, 2006

Prepare the PC for the Games

Keep the system fast before you run the games

Run a disk cleanup first. How?
  • Double click on My Computer icon
  • Right click on your C: drive.
  • Select Properties and then click on the Disk Cleanup button.
This will remove some unnecessary files on your system so there will be more room for your game.

Run a ScanDisk.
For XP
  • Right click on your C: drive
  • Choose Properties
  • Tools tab
  • Hit the Check Now button
Other versions
  • Start
  • Programs
  • Accessories
  • System Tools
  • ScanDisk
and you'll be all set.

Run Disk Defragmenter

If you perform all of these cautionary tasks before you install a new game onto your computer, the game will run smoother without any freeze ups and you will have a better chance of a clean and proper install.