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10 Steps to Fix Slow Running Computer Issues

If you are wasting too much time waiting for your computer to process and its slow speed is driving you nuts every time you use it, there are few things you can do to fix it. These top 10 steps will help you improve both speed and performance of your machine. You can also call our Windows Tech Support team at 1-888-924-8191 and get your issues resolved within minutes.

1)      Uninstall Programs You No Longer Use:

The simplest of all fixes is to remove age old programs that you no longer use from your machine immediately. These files clog up your memory and make your PC slow over time. Some programs run in the background and you are not even aware of them using your processors memory, hampering the actual work you are doing. Click ‘Start’ then go to ‘Control Panel’ and select ‘Programs and Features’. Here you see a list of all the programs in your machine. Recognize the outdated and useless programs and uninstall them. This way you can fix your computer’s speed easily.

2)      Upgrade your Hard Drive

Remember when you bought your machine; you were sure about its configuration. But over time your needs have increased. If you want to keep performing big tasks easily it is better to upgrade your hard drive right now. Having extra space is a benefit as it will help your processor execute programs more quickly unlike before when you had a filled hard drive.

3)      Delete Temporary Files

Internet browsing may not directly slow down your computer but the history and temporary internet files do take up a lot of space. This is a reason for slow running computers; especially the users who use the internet a lot must delete temporary files regularly. To delete these files Click on ‘My Computer’ and select your Windows drive. Click ‘Windows’ folder and open the folder named ‘Temp’. Delete all the files and increase your computer’s speed in a jiffy.

4)      Run a Scan

Virus infection may also be a reason for your slow running computer. Here is how you can check for viruses and malware and clean your computer. Running a scan will require antivirus software. If you have one already installed, you can just open it and run whole system scan. If you do not have one, you will have to get antivirus software first. This can significantly increase the speed of your slow computer. We can also provide you antivirus tech support to keep your PC or Mac safe & secure.

5)      Update Your Operating System

Microsoft keeps on rolling out updates for bugs and program related fixes regularly. Windows is laced with the ability to update itself and use these patches to fix the bugs. Make sure you update your operating system regularly. This will give your PC a boost and increase its performance.

6)      Increase RAM

If you multitask a lot, there is a big chance of getting stuck if you have a small sized RAM. You can fix this by simply adding more RAM and giving your processor the bandwidth it needs to execute big tasks. Multiple tasks are a breeze if you have an upgraded RAM installed.

7)      Run a Disk Cleanup

Another in-built feature of Microsoft Windows is Disk Cleanup. Unnecessary files can give you nightmares as they reside on your computer and make it slower. A dick cleanup will remove them and give you a faster PC. Go to ‘Start’ and Click ‘All programs’. Select ‘Accessories’ and ‘System Tools’ and Click on ‘Disk Cleanup’.

8)      Clean Hardware Components

A shocking reason for slow running computer can be your dirty hardware. If you do not clean your CPU from time to time, there is a big chance of it accumulating lots of dirt, which can clog the airflow and hamper cooling. Clean your hardware components from inside and reconnect all the cables after cleaning them. Once clean start your machine and experience the difference.

9)      Manage Programs on Startup

When you start your computer a bunch of necessary programs start running. But there are few useless programs too, which might cause performance issues. Manage this by disabling all unnecessary applications running at the time of startup. You will surely notice the difference when you do this step and restart your PC.

10)  Buy a New Computer

If your computer is really old and none of the above mentioned points help increase the speed. It is better to check out new PC’s and get yourself a new computer. Computers are very affordable as of today and outdated technology can cause more harm by making you wait and wasting your time.