Is your computer getting slow? Here are some ideas to help you improve your computer speed.
My computer is slow to start up…
- Review your computer for any unwanted startup programs. Be careful when doing this because you don’t want to get rid of needed system files; otherwise, your computer won’t work right. If there are any programs that you know that you don’t need, you can get rid of them. Right click on the bottom right corner and choose Task Manager to help you remove a program from startup.
- We recommend running your computer at least once a week. If you do that, the updates won’t all pile up at once but will (usually) be smaller chunks that your computer can run faster. You also need to allow updates to happen and can’t keep it on all the time.
- Clean your computer of viruses and malware. Run your antivirus program for a full scan. Make sure your computer is running apps to rid yourself of these things. These things can cause your computer to be slow to start up.
- Consider an upgrade. Solid state drives are 2.5 times faster than typical hard drives in startup. Some older computers can’t handle everything that’s needed to start up fast, but an upgrade of RAM will serve them well.
Still having issues? Rather have someone else do it? Bring your computer to Tech Lab, and our techs will look into what’s going on with your computer at a deeper level. Call us at 414-208-4682 or contact us.