How Can I Speed Up My Computer

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  1. crazyhorsesghost profile image70
    crazyhorsesghostposted 11 years ago

    How Can I Speed Up My Computer

    Have you ever been to the point where you feel like destroying your computer. Mine are okay but I know a lot of people do have slow computers. How about you? Do you have any safe advise for speeding up a slow computer. What have you done to speed up a slow computer.

  2. Sherry Hewins profile image91
    Sherry Hewinsposted 11 years ago

    The easiest and most cost effective way to speed up a computer is to add RAM. In many computers this is an easy upgrade as simple as slipping in a new card. I've done it myself.

  3. Goody5 profile image59
    Goody5posted 11 years ago

    It looks like what happened in this questions photograph will do the trick.

  4. informer22 profile image59
    informer22posted 11 years ago

    Right click on Computer, then properties, and then goto performance and select (adjust for best performance), classic style will apply for visual, but your performance will increase,

  5. livewirez profile image69
    livewirezposted 11 years ago

    Use a better antivirus. You can refer here for choosing better anti-virus: … protection
    Delete temp files even once a week and check for some errors on computer.

  6. profile image0
    minababeposted 11 years ago

    When you talk about "slow computer", what do you mean, exactly? Are you talking about a computer that was originally fast and became slow? Or was slow all along?

    If this is a computer that was always slow, then yes, as "Sherry" said, you probably want to add more RAM.

    However, if this is a computer that gradually became slow, there are things you might want to do:

    1. Run your antivirus/ antispyware program, see if there isn't anything on your system that shouldn't be
    2. You know how sometimes you install a program and all of a sudden, it adds a little icon to the bottom tray in Windows? Every time you turn on your computer, it starts running. If you have tons of those icons, this means you have a lot of programs that start running in the background as soon as you turn on your computer. You need to disable those *except* for your sound/graphics control panels and antivirus programs.

    You do this by going to Start-->Run-->typing "msconfig"-->General Tab--> selecting "Selective Startup-->Startup Tap-->deselecting any programs you don't need to have running.
    3. Lastly, check your hard drive for errors. This can make for a slow computer. You just right-click on the C drive, click on "properties", then click on "tools"

    Hoped this helped!

  7. iamvijay profile image61
    iamvijayposted 11 years ago

    Ya i too face the same problem in my computer..but after certain advice from the technician my computer is working speed now the tips are below:-

    1.don't store any files on my documents and in desktop
    2.avoid using operating system drive for storage purpose
    3.operating system drive must be large eg:50gb minimum and 100gb maximum
    so the process will be speed
    4.use system tools such as Disk defragmenter,Disk clean up
    5.use antivirus. recommendation are microsoft essentials which is good antivirus 
    for the system produced by microsoft company
    these are tips i used for speeding up my computer why don't you try!


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