Over time all computers slow down. This can be caused by many factors such as: newer software needing more processes to run at once, viruses slowing down performance , to many temp files building up and windows updates patching bugs thus more power is needed.
Option 1: Disable start up process and programs.
Step 1: In windows 95-XP click on start, then run.
In windows vista and 7 click on start then type in run
When run loads type in “msconfig.exe” then click on ok.
Step 2: click on services and then click on hide all Microsoft services.
Step 3: then click on disable all.
Step 4: click on start up, then click on disable all.
Step 5: press ok and restart your computer.
Now your computer should be faster.
Option 2: Remove spyware and viruses
Spyware collects personal information without asking for permission. From the websites you visit to user names and passwords, spyware can put you and your confidential information at risk. In addition to compromising your privacy, spyware can hamper your computer’s performance.
To remove spyware and viruses the following software can be used.
- Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool.
- Microsoft’s Windows Defender.
- Avira Antivir PersonalEdition Classic.
Definition of spyware from Microsoft
option 3: ccleaner
ccleaner is a utility program used to clean potentially unwanted files and invalid windows registry entries from a computer.
By running the program ccleaner will remove temporary or potentially unwanted files left by other programs.
ccleaner also optimizes drives to speed up the computer.
ccleaner can be downloaded from www.piriform.com/ccleaner
option 4: Add more RAM to the computer
By adding more RAM to the computer the performance will be increases due to the fact that more memory means more processes can be run at one time therefor speeding up the overall performance.
However please note that the amount of RAM that can be added depends on the motherboard and the version of the operating system.