Nothing is as boring as a slow computer. Imagine the whole lot of time consumed just waiting for your slow computer to open the next program or document. You possibly could be hating your computer vendor that he sold you a slow machine or you could be asking yourself: “Where is that speed gone to?” The next thing that comes up your mind is force-quit your program for something else.
The following steps show how your computer’s performance could be compromised:
If too many programs run at Windows start up. Don’t allow too many programs to run at Windows Start up. Your computer’s speed is highly compromised if you let too many programs to open at Start up. Manage your Start up programs by stopping some from opening automatically. To implement this, Click Start, Control Panel, Open Windows defender, Click Tools then Software Explorer. In the Category Box, Click Start Up Programs and select which programs you wants to stop from running automatically on Windows start up.
Delete unnecessary or temporary files on your system. Windows has a disk clean up utility which you can use to delete temporary or unnecessary files and folders. By deleting these files you ease yourself the burden of keeping materials for fit for waste bin. Think of how much space you can create on your Hard Disk drive. To access Disk Clean Up utility: Click the Start button, In the Search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Cleanup.
Optimize for best performance by adjusting menus and windows to their right settings. Some colour or menu settings will not work well on your system.
Malfunctioning hardware installed on your computer. If your computer’s performance changed after installing a new hardware, pull it out or reinstall it.
One of the programs you just installed has corrupt files. You possibly noticed that after installing new software, your system’s speed became slow. Try to uninstall the new software or consult your software vendor for right solution. To uninstall software, go to Start, then Control Panel, Open Programs and Features, Select Program you want to uninstall, Click Uninstall or Change or Repair. Select proceeding options accordingly.
Adjust Indexing options in the way your computer performs during search tasks. Indexing helps to quickly and easily find search results. This way focuses mainly on files and folders which you frequently use.
Your hardware’s drivers are not performing well. Check through the device manager if drivers for some of your computer’s hardware are installed or working properly.
Check if your RAM meets the minimum requirements of some of the programs installed on your computer. Of course some programs will not install if your RAM does not meet the minimum requirements. Also upgrade your RAM accordingly.
Your Windows Registry needs repair. Use a good Registry Cleaner from a trusted source or you will just infect your computer with viruses.