How to Speed Up Your Computer? Read to find out
So, has your computer been slowing down? Maybe it’s just because of it’s age, or maybe you’ve just overloaded it with too much files and programs. Everytime you log on, you have to wait 15 minutes or longer for the computer to start up. Well, before you send in your computer to a repair shop, try these simple, free ways of speeding up your computer before getting started in search for computer technician in Perth; as they deals in the repairing of these gadgets and also provides some software’s to keep the laptops in a good condition.
I should start off this article saying that not all computers are fixable, and may have some viruses or other dangerous software on it. If that’s the case, you should get it repaired before it gets too worse. First thing you want to do is scan your computer for viruses, spyware, or malicious software. Viruses often cause your computer to slow down, or do some weird things. Spyware is not a virus, but a software or program on your computer that actually collects passwords and important data that can later be used by hackers. Malicious software are just suspicious hints of viruses and spyware, but often poseno risk.
After you’ve scanned it and found no found risks or threats, it’s time for the cleanup. Make a list of all the programs you use rarely or don’t use at all. After you’ve made a list, go to Start, Control Panel, and click on Add or Remove Programs. From there, simply select the programs that you don’t need and uninstall them. This will permenently get rid of programs from your computer’s hard drive.
After you’ve done this, make sure your internet browser is open. If you have Internet Explorer, go to Tools, and select Delete Browsing History. From there, I suggest you delete everything, from browsing history to cookies, temporary internet files, form data and passwords. Deleting these files will just delete your browsing history, cookies, and files that you only needed once. Deleting passwords does not delete passwords, as many think, it will just sign you out of the services you use.
I recommend switching your browser to Google Chrome, as it’s much faster and quicker than Internet Explorer or Firefox. After you’ve completed those steps, (for Vista users), go to Start and in the search bar type in “Disk Cleanup” and select it, and delete all files. This is just like the step you just did, but you should always do this to double-check. XP Users also have Disk Cleanup, but I’m not sure how to get to it.
After completing those steps, it’s time for what I like to call “Manual Cleanup”. This means you will have to go through your Documents and delete unessecary files, music, and pictures. It’s quite simple. Just right click on the file, music file, or picture you want removed, and select “Delete”. After you’re finished, go to your Recycle Bin and click “Empty Recycle”.
Then, go to Start and search “Disk Defragmentor”, and hit enter. Disk defragmentor organizes your files and folders so you have more space. This is VERY effective, but may take hours to complete.
Finally, if you’re doing this on a laptop, go to your Battery Settings and set the battery setting as “High Performance”. This will reduce how long your battery lasts, but will increase speed.
These steps should speed your computer up. If not, then I suggest you find a proffesional to do it for you. However, taking action with these steps does not make you’re computer faster for life. This will only temporarily speed up your computer, but if you take good care of it, the speed should last long.