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How To Improve Computer Performance

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, can you tell me how to improve my computer performance?“ - Jeremy Y., Canada

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Why You Should Improve Computer Performance

We’ve all experienced the frustration of slow running computers at some point, and unfortunately, it’s usually when you’re short on time and doing something important.

Computers tend to work slowly over time due to regular, everyday use such as surfing the web, using software, and installing and uninstalling programs. Having a slow-performing computer can be annoying and extremely frustrating, preventing you from doing common PC activities such as watching movies, playing computer games, browsing the internet, and doing office or schoolwork.

If not properly maintained, your Windows-based PC may eventually experience slow and sluggish performance. There are several factors that account for why computers run slower, including malware infection (spyware/viruses), fragmented hard drives, software that’s never used (bloatware), hidden junk files, and a faulty registry.

Thus, failing to maintain your computer may lead to poor computer performance, which will eventually frustrate and annoy you every time you use it. Having a fast and reliable computer will enable you to finish your computer tasks quickly and easily, providing you with more time for entertainment!

Improve Computer Performance: Tips & Tricks

There are many things you can do to improve the speed of your computer. Fortunately, you don’t need to be an IT professional or “computer nerd” to do them. As long as you know how to follow basic instructions, and download some helpful utilities, you can make your PC run as fast as new. Here are three critical activities to maximize PC performance:

Check for Viruses, Spyware, and Malware

First, you should check your computer for virus, spyware or any types of malware infection that might affect your computer’s overall performance. You can search the Internet for any antimalware program that could help you monitor your PC’s performance and remove unwanted viruses. There are free and paid antivirus programs that you can choose from each with their own advantages.

Clean Up Your Hard Drive

Second, you should delete everything that you do not use anymore that is slowing down your hard disk speed (its ability to read data quickly). This includes all of the useless programs that are taking up space on your hard drive. Delete all of the useless bookmarks stored in your browser, clear your cache, delete Internet history, and clear out temporary files. There are many “privacy programs” that can carry out junk file cleaning to delete unnecessary files stored on your PC.

Clean and Optimize Your Windows Registry

Finally, you can also use a registry cleaner to improve your computer’s performance. Over time, your Windows registry becomes bloated from installing and uninstalling programs, which make your PC work harder to process. There are a lot of registry cleaners in the market, but most only clean the registry, where the better programs will also optimize it.

Simple maintenance activities are an important part of maintaining a high-performance computer. By doing any of the things above, you will be rewarded with a computer that performs faster than before. If you do all the things above, you will see a huge difference in your computer’s performance – saving you a lot of time, money, and hassle in the long run.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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