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How To Increase Computer Speed

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, can you tell me how to increase computer speed?“ - Laura P., 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 Increase Computer Speed

Through constant use, computers get worn out just like any other mechanical device. Over time, your computer speed becomes slow and sluggish, and your PC is not performing like it used to. Starting the computer becomes a major hassle since it takes a long time before it finally loads up the desktop.

Sometimes you don’t restart or shutdown at all, since you don’t want to wait on another lengthy startup. You may also decide not to use certain programs anymore since it takes too much time to open, and some may not even open at all.

Slow PC speed can be a great hassle especially for students and working professionals. Slow computers have limited capabilities thus reducing your productivity. If you’re a student, you can’t afford to not finish any of your projects, or if you are an employee, you can’t afford to have your boss lose his temper. Conversely, even a recreational PC user doesn’t want to waste their time waiting on a slow PC when they would rather be doing something else.

If your computer is at that point, it is advisable that you do some simple things to improve your computer’s speed and overall performance. There are several ways to improving PC speed, and the more you do, the faster your PC will be. Below, you will find some simple tips to improve computer speed.

Increase Computer Speed: Tips & Tricks

Here are some of the basic things that you need to do to improve your computer’s slow and sluggish performance:

Empty Recycle Bin

Make emptying the Recycle Bin a habit. You can also set the maximum size of the Recycle Bin to a much lower size in order to provide more storage space for your computer’s other data.

Delete / Uninstall Unnecessary Programs

If you have lots of programs and software installed on your computer, it might become slow and sluggish because you have too many things running at startup and in the background. Keep only the programs that you’ll need and uninstall the rest. Unnecessary programs also consume your computer’s storage space that could be used for other important data and files.

Defragment Your Hard Disk

Defragmentation usually takes a lot of time but can greatly improve your computer’s speed and performance. Windows comes built-in with a disk defragmenter that could relocate fragmented files in order to improve system speed.

Fix Registry Issues

One of the main culprits behind slow computers is a faulty registry key. To remedy this, download and install a trusted registry cleaner, run a scan, and repair the problems.

These are just some of the few things you can do to improve a computer’s speed. By doing all of the things above you will not only have a faster computer, but you will also extend its life, saving you a lot of money.

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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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