How to speed up slow and old computer performance

Post On: March 21, 2017
By: dhioendar
In: Tips

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.

How to speed up slow and old computer performance

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.

You can download Run ScanDisk or chkdsk to check if there is nothing wrong with your computer’s hard drive. Use Run Defrag to ensure that data is arranged in possible order.

 

How to speed up slow and old computer performance with scanning for malware

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.

Update Windows.

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.

Memory upgrade.

You need to upgrade your memory to 2GB to make it faster.

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How to speed up slow and old computer performance with hard drive upgrade

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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