What is one thing you can do to improve the speed of your computer?

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  1. LauraGSpeaks profile image95
    LauraGSpeaksposted 7 years ago

    What is one thing you can do to improve the speed of your computer?

    Help!  My computer is painfully slow.  I have already run a defrag.  Any quick tips to share?

  2. ap100 profile image61
    ap100posted 7 years ago


    There can be many reasons.. You can have your computer slow because of virus too and to prevent virus you can only have follow some basic step.. you can read my article for that..

    http://ap100.hubpages.com/hub/Keep-Your … Virus-Free

    About increasing speed...
    1. Better you uninstall unwanted softwares and free your memory.
    2. Press windows+R button to open run.. Write 'msconfig' in it and press ok. you will get systemconfig window.. from tabs select 'startup' and unchecked program which you don't want to run on your starting of windows... This will speed up your computer speed.
    3. Similarly write 'temp' and '%temp%' one by one and press ok... you will get new folder from which just delete all temp files which can free your memory and improve your computer speed.
    4. if you are using windows 7... than it is possible that you having low ram and because of that you are getting low speed... Just from the theme option select the low graphics theme because windows 7 themes need more RAM to run and even you having more RAM if you will choose normal and basic graphics your computer speed will improve..

    Hope some of them will work for you.. Bye wink

  3. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    Mine was and is still pretty slow. But one thing is getting rid of all those tool bars at the top of the internet page. Google, Bing, etc. I got rid of the three I had and my internet started going a bit faster. There are some virus' I need to get rid of to really improve the pace, but so far this is all I can afford cause it is free.

  4. LauraGSpeaks profile image95
    LauraGSpeaksposted 7 years ago

    Thank you ap100 and lburmaster.  I am off to try your suggestions!

  5. WretchedRapture profile image68
    WretchedRaptureposted 7 years ago

    One of the most beneficial things you can do for the speed of your computer, aside from running a defrag, is to make sure your computer is free of viruses and spyware. Antivirus software can get pretty expensive, but there are quite a few free antivirus programs floating around on the internet. Perhaps one of those can help solve your problem. Also, as mentioned by some of the other hubbers, you can try clearing your computer of any unnecessary files and programs. A painfully slow computer is one of the most frustrating things you can deal with, perhaps a close second to standing in line at the dmv. Good luck!

  6. kayyluh profile image70
    kayyluhposted 7 years ago

    You should clean out all of the cookies and history, also disable ad ons which will increase it's speed. Also if you are starting to think it's not your computer then it could be your service provider, you should give them a call  just in case. Good luck Laura I hope you get everything figured out:)

  7. mightylearning profile image78
    mightylearningposted 7 years ago

    Ok, there are several reasons for your computer being slow.

    1. your RAM (RAM) might be less.
    2. lot of unwanted programs running background. Right click on the taskbar and click on Task Manager, then end the unwanted programs.
    3. Lots of temporary files in your hard drive. Go to my computer right click on the c drive and go to properties. Then click on the "Disk Cleanup".

    If you can let me know the make and model of your computer, I might be able to help you even better.


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