A slow computer can be very frustrating. Sometimes even to the point of throwing it into the wall. However, there is almost always a simple solution to speeding up your PC or Laptop, Listed below are 5 tips for speeding up your computer. Just pick a few and see if it helps. If not, we’ve got you covered at Romeo Computer Company.
Tip 1 – Delete unwanted files
When I say “delete unwanted files”, I do not mean you should go around your computer and delete any file you do not want. In this case, I’m talking about the files that you have created yourself, and are totally aware of what they are. For example if you created a Microsoft word document and you no longer need it, and never will, then delete it. Or better yet, save it to a USB drive and then delete it!
Tip 2 – Remove unwanted programs
Are you one of those people that constantly download programs and install them onto your computer? Every software program you have on your computer is taking up space. It is not only taking up space, but it might also be checking for updates and connecting to the Internet. It also might be starting up when your computer starts up. There are so many good reasons why you should remove unwanted programs.
Tip – 3 Defrag to speed up your computer
When you install programs and save files on your computer, the files are automatically saved to the closest available space on your hard drive. This means that files for your programs are fragmented if your hard disk drive is not organized correctly. This is why we need to de-frag our computer to place the files back together and to place the most frequently used files at the front for easy access. Perform this process at least once a week to start. Use a program like http://www.piriform.com/defraggler.
Tip 4 – Avoid multitasking with large programs
If you’re like most computer users, you will have 10 Windows open at the same time and 10 internet tabs open in your browser. Multi taking is good, however this can slow your computer down A LOT! It is a fact that some programs don’t hang well with others. For example you should not be running a large program like In-Design, while doing a virus scan on your computer. Multi-tasking is good. But sometimes computers tire out before we do.
Tip 5 – Update programs regularly
Every program on your computer has to be updated regularly in order to avoid problems. Windows cannot function without the proper updates. It would be like you going to work without your morning coffee – it’s just not happening! Perform manual updates as often as needed.
Computers need attention just like you and me. Without the proper care, they will not function at full capacity. We hope these tips help get your computer back in good health.