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How to use the VAIO Care™ utility to improve system performance.

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The VAIO Care utility includes a System Tuneup feature that can be used to speed up the performance of a slow computer. System Tuneup uses a hard disk drive (HDD) cleaner to defragment and fix problems with the HDD, as well as a registry cleaner to scan for and fix problems with the Windows system registry.

Follow the procedure below to tune up your computer:

  1. Click the Start button and then click the VAIO Care folder.
  2. In the VAIO Care folder, click VAIO Care.

    NOTE: If prompted for an administrator password or a User Account Control prompt is displayed, type the appropriate password, click Continue or click Yes.

  3. In the One Click Care window, click the Run System Tuneup button. Image

    NOTE: A status screen is displayed that shows the progress of each test.

  4. In the problem report window, click the Yes button.

    NOTE: This window shows the problems detected by each test.

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  5. In the VAIO Care window, click the OK button.

    NOTE: Defragmenting a Solid State Drive (SSD) does not improve system performance because unlike a standard HDD there are no moving parts. It is the moving parts, such as the read arm, that slow down a standard HDD because it takes time to physically move the arm around disk platters to read the data.

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  6. Click the This process... window, Yes button. Image

    NOTES:

    • A status screen is displayed that shows the progress of each system cleaner.
    • Sometimes the cleanup process will not be completed until the computer is restarted, as shown for the Registry Defrag in the image below.
  7. In the completed window, click the OK button. Image