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Windows 7 64 Bit Slowness Fix

Updated on May 26, 2012

Windows 7 64 has a tendency over time to start slowing down. This can be due to a number of different things in your computer. Some of the things that can cause your computer to slow down are viruses, spyware, registry issues, data corruption, unorganized files, browser add-ons, or even just too many programs starting up in the background.

There are a number of things you can do to help stop the computer from running slow. Some of them are.

1. Scan your computer for viruses/spyware

2. Clean your registry

3. Defragment your hard drive

4. Use MSConfig to stop unnecessary programs from starting

5. Disable browser add-ons

Scanning for Viruses/Spyware

The number one reason for computer slowdowns is caused by viruses and spyware. These malicious items on your computer not only cause your computer to crash and run slow, but can be a enormous security risk. Some of them are designed to be key loggers getting your passwords others are there to get you to buy garbage by using popups, while others are there just to destroy your computer. So, always have an up to date virus scan on your machine. If, you need a free one download the AVG free version and run the scan. Also, there are many browser based scans that you can run that will remove any unwanted junk from your machine.

Clean Registry Junk

Many issues related to windows 7 64 bit can be traced back to the registry. Cleaning the registry has become more urgent as we delete, add, and modify programs on the machine. The registry will soon contain invalid, obsolete, or just discernible junk entries that will cause the computer to slow down significantly.

If, you need a decent registry cleaner you can use the free one that comes with Ccleaner. It is pretty decent ad getting rid of some of those obsolete entries in your computer.

Too many obsolete entries in the registry causes Windows 7 64 bit slowness problem. You have to find out and delete such junk entries. There are two ways to do this. The first one is manual, and the second one is to use Registry Cleaner software. The latter is safe and quick than the former.

Cleaning your hard drive

There are ways to clean up the hard drive if unnecessary files. These files just take up space and cause your computer to lag, because they have to be scanned by the computer to identify them. So, to help your windows 64 speed up clean your disk with the built in windows utility or a third party disk cleaner like Ccleaner.

To run the built in windows cleanup utility

1. Choose start

2. All Programs

3. System Tools

4. Disk Cleanup

Defrag the Drives

When a computer has been cleaned up and registry defragged and programs added or removed the machine gets unorganized. The best way to reorganize it is to run a defragment of your drive. As, the name suggest it takes the files that are fragmented and organizes them in a none fragmented way. This can improve windows file access time tremendously because it does not need to piece together the remnants of each file. The best way to defrag is to run the windows installation utility

1. Start

2. All Programs

3. System Tool

4. Disk Defragmenter

Restrict Startup Programs & Services

Another reason that windows 7 64 bit might be causing a significant slowdown is because of all the programs that run in the background. Most programs will automatically put themselves in this little start up a group to help you shave a couple seconds off from loading it when you truly access it. This can become burdensome for the computer, especially when you have a new computer and it has a large amount of bloat ware from the manufacture already on there. So, to clean your starts up group do the following

1. Click Start | Run.

2. Type “MSConfig” press enter

3. Choose startup tab and uncheck that are unnecessary.

Since a lot of the checks in here are short names, and you may be unsure which ones you can uncheck type the name of it in a Google search box and it will help you identify the process. Always keep antivirus and Chipset drivers but most everything else is ok to disable.

All the above steps will help every part of your windows 7 64 bit computer prevent slowdowns. So, if you are in need of a cleaning try the above steps and I am positive you will see a dramatic improvement in the speed and responsiveness of your windows 7 64 bit system.

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