Below is some steps of how to speed up slow and old computer performance you can do.
Reboot: You need to reboot first before following any of the steps below.
Background Programs: Most common reasons for a slow computer are programs running in the background. Remove or disable any startup programs that automatically start each time your computer boots. If you have any security utility, make sure it is not scanning your computer in the background. If a scan is running, it will decrease the overall performance of computer. So finish the scan before you use your computer for another task.
Delete temp files.
You can use Windows Disk Cleanup utility to delete temporary files and other files no longer needed.
Free hard drive space.
Make sure you have at least 200-500 MB of free hard drive space. So you can start deleting files you don’t need.
Bad or corrupted hard drive.
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Scan for malware.
Use Malwarebytes to scan your computer for malware.
Scan for viruses.
You can run Trend Micro’s free Housecall online utility to scan for viruses on your computer and remove them.
Make sure you have the latest Windows updates installed on the computer.
If you are on internet and your computer is slow, update all your browser plugins.
You need to upgrade your memory to 2GB to make it faster.
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Hard drive upgrade.
Upgrade your hard drive to a Solid State Drive (SSD).
Processor or computer is overheating.
Dust and dirt can constrict proper airflow inside your computer which can cause a computer to overheat.
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