If you are experiencing a slow running computer, then the likelihood is that you are very stressed, let’s face it, nothing is more aggravating than a slow, immovable computer screen. It leaves you shouting at it, and getting a headache, and really it does nobody any good. For most people this is it, they will end up buying a new computer of laptop, and crush this old forgotten computer. But, little do they know, they could of spent a little or nothing on fixing it, and have made it quicker than the new computer they have already gone and purchased.
What you should so first, is try and manually fix your computer, now, do not fear, you don’t have to be technically savvy for this at all. All you need to do is follow these instructions and you will be fine. First, go to my computer, then right click over the local disk C. Then hit properties, you should then see a pie chart showing used space and free space. Then bellow that, a tab button should appear saying disk cleanup. Click that then wait for a new window to open. When it does, make sure all the boxes are checked with a tick, and then hit ok. Then a computer prompt will appear about deleting these files, you click ok.
What you have just done, is deleted all the unnecessary files from your computer, the ones that mean nothing, and are clogging up your hard drive with useless files, which slow down your computers performance. This is just part one of house keeping you can manually do to speed up your computers performance.
Secondly, you need to go to tools in the properties screen from your local disk C. Then hit defragment now, this will make all those files you deleted usable again, whereas before they were useless and clogging up the computer, now they are able to be used properly, and will appear as free space on your computer, and as computers run quicker when more memory is available, your computer will appear to have an improved performance, and you won’t go red in the face any more shouting at it. Do this about once a week, so that you can effectively and manually maintain your computers smooth performance.
If this isn’t what you had in mind, there are a number of other ways you can improve your computers speed. Some Computer Parts such as RAM and optional storage devices can hold files and improve your computers memory, so that your computer is able to perform many more tasks. Overall, computers run quickly when they have lots of memory available to them. Some people have huge memory devices and hard drives they use, as they need them for work, or large amounts of data. A head computer or server at a business should always have a great amount of memory installed, so that it always performs well, and never goes down. Other people store many films, pictures and music files on their computer, so they need lots of memory to perform the tasks commanded by the user.
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