Waiting for a slow, creaking, computer to churn through a simple task is one of life's biggest annoyances. Instead of throwing it out the window, try some of these tips to fix a slow PC.
Uninstall unused programs
When you buy a new PC, there are a load of programs pre-installed on it. Also, PCs can simply accumulate programs over time. Most of these programs you'll never use, and some of them run in the background without you knowing, slowing down your computer in the process. So, uninstall unused programs.
Delete temporary files
Whenever you use the internet the browsing history remains in the depths of your PC. The same thing happens when you install something. It's like never throwing away the packaging when you buy a new TV, although doing so will free up space on your system. To get rid of this clutter,delete the temporary files.
Get additional RAM
Does your computer slow down when you have several applications open at once? This is using RAM, the memory your PC uses to run programs, and can be easily upgraded. See if your computer’s RAM is maxed out. If not, adding additional RAM will help.
Run a disk defragment
Don't be scared by the description. This is essentially a way to optimize your hard drive's efficiency.
Run a disk clean-up. Cleaning up your system will also speed things up.
Buy a new PC
This is drastic, but if none of these steps helps, and taking it in for service does not help, try a new computer. The newer ones are faster and can cut your work time, not to mention your stress level, considerably.
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