Is your PC running slow? Does it freeze from time to time? Windows were designed to be user friendly, so when your PC isn’t running at its usual speed, you know that something’s wrong! But improving your PC’s speed and performance doesn’t have to be a complicated process. It’s worth trying a few simple steps to try and enhance your PC’s performance before you decide to take it to the repair centre. So, here are five simple ways you can help speed up your sluggish computer…
Keep your operating system (e.g. Windows) up to do date!
Again as soon as Windows prompts you to update, don’t delay! Windows are constantly improving and updating their systems and by installing the latest versions you are insuring your PC is compatible with the latest Anti-Virus software.
Make sure your system can actually handle the upgrades you want it to make.
You can check this by checking all system requirements before you go ahead and update your software. Trying to update software that isn’t compatible will just result in the PC repeatedly telling you it isn’t compatible!
Make sure to regularly clean up your Windows registry, with a registry cleaner.
Your Windows registry (which deals with: programs, user profiles, document types, property sheet settings, system hardware and ports.) needs to be kept clean and organised regularly by using a registry cleaner in order to help keep your PC up to speed.
Clean up your PC on a regular basis!
Giving your PC a quick clean-up is simpler than you’d think. How to do a PC clean up:
Firstly, go to the Start Menu and Search for Disk Clean Up. Select and Open, Disk Clean Up and select all the files you would like to Clean up (Remove) and select OK. Wait for the clean up to finish and you’re done! Then go to the Start Menu and click on Start Up. Delete all the unwanted Short Cuts you have in your System Start Up.
Remember to: Try to keep your hard disk free space above 15% and when installing new programs, try to use a split file within the C:\