This is the most common problem faced by every computer user. No matter how many tips and tricks you follow, your computer may not work the way it used to. Here are some tips to speed things up.
- Defragment your hard disks – By copying, moving and deleting files on your hard drive, your hard drive becomes unorganized. Defragmentation will remove the spaces and organize your HD to make it respond faster. This increases the speed of your computer.
- Delete temporary files – When browsing multiple websites each day, certain things are downloaded to your computer locally, such as cookies, image files, etc. Often, the next time you open the same website, you will get a personalized experience. This also affects the performance of your computer. You should remove these temporary files on a weekly basis.
- Spyware and Virus updates – Spyware and viruses are another possible reason for slowing down your computer. Spyware files are the files that are loaded to your computer without your permission and can make changes to your computer. They send out your private information (your surfing habits, emails, chats, etc.). These are downloaded to the computer from an infected flash drive or while downloading files from the internet. You should update your spyware and virus definitions daily.
- Keep your Recycle bin clean – Even when you delete the files from your system, these files go to the recycle bin and still use the disk space on your hard disk. If you make a habit of cleaning the recycle bin regularly, it will help you in keeping your computer running smoothly.
- Keep your Operating System updated – Not every OS is perfect and that is why an OS gets updates to fix small bugs. Updates are important. Every update is going to fix an issue in the OS that can affect the performance of your computer. Always turn on the automatic updates.
- Restart your computer daily – Few people use the easy method of closing down the computer at the end of the day. Many put it on Standby, Hibernate or Lock. This will affect the speed of you computer. When you re-boot, your are refreshing your computer’s memory. We start fresh every day after a good nights’ sleep, your computer should, too!
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