Effective Ways To Boost Your Slow Computer

  • William Kenny
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  • 07/01/2016
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    Do you want your computer to run like it is brand new? You don’t have to be a computer whiz to achieve this. It is just about learning simple tricks that will increase the performance of your computer and return it to the super-fast speed it had the first month you purchased it. Slowing down of a computer is not strange regardless of whether you are playing games, browsing the internet, or using excel or word processor. You also do not have to incur any expense to boost your slow computer. Try some of these tricks and you will restore some reasonable speed

    How to boost a slow computer

    1. Delete files

    file iconYou may be among those who never take time to check the needless files in their computers and erase them. This may be contributing to the slow performance of your computer. Select a suitable app, depending on the operating system you are using, to delete all junks files from your computer. Remember erasing files from your disks does not get them out of your computer. Therefore delete them also from the recycle bin. Deleting files create more space on hard drives for reuse and also speeds up the computer.

    2. Uninstall unnecessary applications

    Several apps may be installed on your computer, but you never use them. For example, if you are using Windows, you may uninstall apps such as Maps, SkyDrive, Sport, etc., if they are not useful to you. Such apps only occupy space and slow down your computer speed. Simply identify these apps and uninstall one at a time.

    3. Check errors and run a defragmentation on hard drives

    Click on my computer, properties, tools then error checking or de-fragment. This will scan any damaged files that may be slowing your computer. It will also create free space on your computer. Do this as often as possible, say at least once every week. To be on the safer side and ensure that errors are checked effectively, install an updated anti-virus software.

    4. Install a modern solid state drive (SSD)

    computer on deskThis is a very wise decision if you really want to boost your slow computer. The speed of SSDs is very high compared with that of conventional hard drives. The SSDs will store your files and allow you to access them more quickly. If you cannot afford an SSD for now, you can opt to upgrade your RAM.…