15 Free Downloads to Speed Up an Old PC

Didn't get that new computer you were hoping for this holiday season? Take heart: these downloads can help make an old PC feel new again.

Advanced SystemCare Free

Advanced SystemCare Free cleans up your system by doing everything from scanning for spyware to cleaning up your Registry.

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Glary Utilities

Glary Utilities is a do-it-all piece of software that can help your PC run more smoothly, and gives you extras, such as a file shredder and encryption tools.


WinPatrol helps you weed out unnecessary programs from running when you start your PC.


Autoruns makes your PC zippier by helping you stop unnecessary programs and services from running in the background.

Secunia PSI

Secunia PSI keeps the software on your system patched and up to date.

Eusing Free Registry Cleaner

Keep your PC running in tip-top shape by cleaning its Windows Registry with Eusing Free Registry Cleaner.

Free Registry Defrag

Free Registry Defrag may speed up your PC by defragmenting the Registry, although not everyone believes that shrinking the size of the Registry will make a significant performance difference.

PC Decrapifier

Clean out "craplets" and unneeded junk on your system with PC Decrapifier.


Rid your PC of old files and junk with CCleaner.

Duplicate Music Files Finder

If you want to rid your PC of duplicate music files, Duplicate Music Files Finder will solve your problem.

Easy Duplicate File Finder

Get extra space on your hard disk by finding and deleting duplicate files with Easy Duplicate File Finder.

Microsoft SkyDrive

Running out of hard disk space? Offload some of your files to Microsoft's SkyDrive, which gives you 25GB of free online space, accessible from anywhere.

Belarc Advisor

Get detailed information about your hardware with Belarc Advisor.


Monitor the temperature of your PC with SpeedFan.

Wubi Ubuntu Installer

Want to run Linux without giving up Windows? The Wubi Ubuntu Installer installs a dual-boot version of Ubuntu Linux on your PC.