12 Ways to Speed
up Your PC
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tend to slow down over time as you accumulate more and
more programs, data and even unwanted pests such as
viruses and spyware. Below is a list of twelve ways you
can regain lost speed.
Clean up your disk
The Disk Cleanup tool
will remove temporary internet files, downloaded program
files such as Java applets and ActiveX controls,
temporary windows files and empty your Recycle Bin. In
addition, you can choose to remove Windows components
and installed programs that you no longer use. You can
access this tool from Start, All Programs, Accessories,
System Tools, Disk Cleanup. Choose the options that best
suit your needs.
Detect and repair disk errors
Checking utility lets you check your hard drive for
errors and automatically repair bad sectors. It also
searches for file system errors and misplaced files.
Right click on My Computer, choose Properties, Tools,
Check Now. Select the options you want and click Start.
Defrag your hard drive
fragmented making it harder for the computer to access
your data thus slowing down the PC. Use Disk
Defragmenter regularly. You can access this tool from
Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk
Scan and remove viruses
Invest in a good
Anti-virus program and keep it updated. Regularly scan
for and remove any viruses.
Scan and remove spyware, adware and other malware
Invest in a good Anti-spyware program and keep it
updated. Regularly scan for and remove any spyware,
adware or other type of malware.
Clear out your Startup folder
launch each time you start up gobble up your system
resources. Go to Start, Run and type in: msconfig Click
OK and choose the Startup tab. Disable items that you
don’t regularly use.
Clean your system registry
This is a job for
a quality registry cleaning software program such as
Paretologic's RegCure. The software takes the risk out
of registry cleaning and recovers lost performance.
Schedule scans and updates for times when you are
not using the PC
Schedule virus scans, system
updates, virus updates, backups and other vital
processes for times when you aren’t using the PC.
Add hardware such as more memory
If your PC
has room for more memory, add it! Memory is relatively
inexpensive and is easy to install.
Keeping your system drivers
up to date can lead to an increase in speed especially
graphics card drivers as the manufacturers tend to
update them frequently with improvements. Check your
manufacturer’s website for updates.
Keeping Windows up to date
is a vital security measure. In addition, service packs
contain patches, small fixes and oftentimes improve
performance. Turn on Automatic Updates by clicking
Start, Control Panel, Automatic Updates.
Wallpaper on your
desktop can slow your PC down, especially if it is in
“stretch” mode. Consider a smaller image or a plain
Follow these simple steps and recover your PCs lost
speed and performance.