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6 Tips For Speeding Up a Windows Computer – Tips That Really Work


6 Tips For Speeding Up a Windows Computer – Tips That Really Work

You’ll already have noticed that windows can get slow. Really slow, in fact, and when you need to speed it up, you’ll certainly need to activate some really effective strategies. These strategies for speeding up vary quite a lot, but in the sense of getting the job done, you can get a real performance boost from only 7 steps. This is why I am writing this article to inform you of these 6 ways that you can use them to boost your computer back to health.


1. Clear out all Viruses

Viruses could quite possibly be the number one cause of a prolonged computer because they affect how Window works, which affects Window’s performance. You can remove viruses with popular software such as AVG Anti-Virus or Avira Anti-Virus.


2. Clear out Spyware

Spyware is usually a lot less malicious than viruses are but can also seriously affect the performance of your computer. These build up on your computer quite often without your knowledge so that you may have many hundreds within a few days of internet usage. So the recommended task for this is to remove spyware at least once per week. Good software for this is Malware Bytes Anti-Malware or Super Anti-Spyware.

3. Run Window’s Disk De-fragment

Windows disk defragment reorganizes files and folders on your computer to be more compact and in the proper places on the disk. You’ll find this by searching for de-fragment via your Windows start menu search bar.

4. Run Window’s Disk Error Checker

This tool is severely overlooked by most as it’s seldom a common recommendation from what I’ve read. This finds hard disk errors and repairs them. You’ll find this in My Computer, then right-click on your main disk and find properties then tools. It will require a restart of your Windows computer.

5. Clear out Temporary Files and Folders

There is a lot of unnecessary files and folders that will build upon your hard disk. These are common causes for your computer slowing down as they use up unnecessary resources. Use a program like CCleaner to do this.

6. Remove and Unused Software

As time goes by, the software will build upon your computer, and you’ll find that a lot of it you don’t use. Spend time removing anything you think you will not use again to give your computer some free space to work with. After implementing these 6 steps, you should see a major performance improvement and if it slows down again, just do them again to get the same result.

Susan M. Davis

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