If your computer is running slower than usual, try these tips.
- Uninstall unused software
Software takes up space on your hard drive, increasing read/write times. Additionally, some software will automatically start when you boot up the computer, using up your computer’s working memory.
- Check for viruses
A slow computer is a symptom of malware. Check out our Antivirus.
- Storage maintenance
A full hard-drive is a slow hard-drive. A slow hard drive is a slow computer. Your computer is almost constantly reading and writing data to and from your drive. An easy way to free up space on your hard-drive is to run the disk-cleanup tool. This removes unnecessary files from your hard-drive. As hard-drives are used, data fragments on the disk begin to become scattered and disorganized. This means the hard-drive will have to physically visit different locations across the disk when retrieving data. Disk defragmentation addresses this problem. Defragment your hard-drive!
- Upgrade your hardware
Did you know hard-drives are one of the slowest parts of a computer? Improve read/write times by upgrading to an SSD.