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How to Speed up your Computer

Introduction

If your computer starts getting too slow and you want to make it performing a little better, you can do it really quick and easy without using any additional hardware or third party software.

But before you start, check your hard drive to make sure there are no viruses or malicious elements that can slow down your computer. Getting some software that removes spyware is vital, especially if you are an active Internet user (and you probably are). Good spyware killer can solve your problem with slow computer, so you'd better do it prior to other manipulations.

Do's

Speaking of AntiVirus and AntiSpyware programs, it's highly recommended to get one that comes with the cost. They don't cost much actually (a standard program will cost you about $20), but they are more effective and can save you a lot of time, money and headache in the future. Nonetheless, if you don't feel like paying for this type of software, you can just type something like "antivirus free" in Google search box and get hundreds of free offers. Basically, many of them are really good. Opt for trustworthy and reputable software and you'll be fine.

If it remains slow after the check, you'll need to follow these steps:

  • Go to your Start panel
  • Go to All programs
  • Go up to Accessories and then find System Tools in the list
1

Disc Cleanup

When you click on system tools you see a wide range of tools that you can use to speed up your PC. The first thing to do is Disc Cleanup. Indeed, many computers get slow because they store too much information on them. Thus, removing any unwanted or unnecessary files can aid you tremendously and help your computer work faster. Many people are a bit scared of this option because they think like "How do I know my computer doesn't delete the files that I need? Or some really important ones? And how am I supposed to restore them?" Don't worry about the system's accidentally deleting any files you need, like your photos, videos, music or other saved files. It won't. Usually it works with temporary Internet files, old setup files, recycle bin files and other files and folders that you don't use. You may not even know they exist; meanwhile, they occupy too much space on your computer that you can use for more useful stuff. Besides, the fact of these unnecessary files' being stored on your computer means they make it slower.

2

Disc defragmenter

Go to Disc defragmenter in the System Tools list. Defragmenting your hard drive is another crucial step that you can take to speed up your PC. Again, don't worry about this step's messing up or ruining your system. Why do you use this defragmentation feature? The point is every time you download or install some program, different elements of this software are placed all over your hard drive in different locations. Thus, your system has to search for these elements in different places every time you load this program. Needless to say, it takes time, that'syou're your computer is so slow when you load something. What defragmentation does is pushes all these pieces together so that your computer doesn't have to browse all these separate files every time you use this program. After the defragmentation, it can find all the necessary elements in one place and work faster.

You can defragment and clean up your hard drive by mere clicking on these options in your System Tools list. The rest of the job will be done automatically.

Don'ts

  • Don't click on any other options in System Tools list unless you know for sure what they are for.
  • If your antispyware program has found some malicious files, don't postpone fixing the issues!

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Conclusion

So, these 3 steps can help you speed up your computer in as little as 5-10 minutes. Feel free to try them all if one of them appears to be inefficient. Using these tips, you will make your computer much faster and optimize your work. Ideally, you want to opt for these methods every once in a while to maintain the speed and efficiency of your PC. Good luck!

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