In this fast paced world, nothing is more irritating than a slow computer. Oftentimes this is something we try to fix at home by installing some software that promises to speed up our computer, unfortunately that isn’t always the most helpful solution.
Here are a few tips on how to improve the speed of your PC:
- Uninstall unwanted software – Oftentimes PCs come with preloaded software that you don’t actually need, and will probably never use. The issue with these programs is that they start running when you start your computer, causing your computer to run slower. To remove these unwanted programs, open the Control Panels’ Programs and Features page and uninstall the programs you don’t need. You have to be careful however to not uninstall programs that you don’t realize that you actually need. Keep in mind, sometimes programs that claim to speed up or clean your PC, are actually the ones slowing it down.
- Disable Startup Programs –The more software you install on your computer, the longer it may seem to take to start up. This is because programs add themselves to the list of programs started when you turn on your computer; the longer this list becomes, the longer it takes to start your computer. You can disable some of these startup programs, however we recommend letting a professional help you with this, as it can be a little tricky and you don’t want to disable something that you need to remain installed.
- Run a Disk Cleanup – This simple task can make your snail-like PC move like a much faster machine! A disk cleanup, or Clean Sweep, will scan your system for large, unnecessary files that are slowing your computer down.
- Clean out Malware – Malware is the most common factor behind a slow PC. Often malware is able to disguise itself to avoid being cleaned out. To make sure you really remove all malware and spyware, it is best to bring your computer in to your local computer pros, like the ones at Everything Computers, to run virus and spyware removal.
- Install More RAM or a Faster Hard Drive – If you do a lot of computer gaming, video editing, or run several applications at one time, you may need to install more RAM or a bigger and faster hard drive to speed up your PC. If you are using up anymore then 85% of your hard drive, installing a bigger one will definitely speed things up.
If these tips don’t seems to help you, or you aren’t very computer savvy, can always bring your computer to Everything Computers to have it looked at. We offer many different services to help with all of your computer needs, including:
- Clean Sweep
- Data Backup
- Data Recovery
- Virus and Spyware Removal
- System Clean out
- Software and Hardware Installation