Everyone loves a brand new computer. The computer seems to run with lightning speed. Eventually, your new computer will gradually get slower. It takes longer to start up and applications open more slowly. If your computer has become unbearably slow, there are a few things you can do to increase the speed.
The first step is to defrag the hard dive with the defragmentation tool. As you use files and applications on your computer, they are not placed back in the appropriate section. The fragmentation of the hard drive slows the process of opening files and applications. The defragmentation tool will defrag the hard drive and increase the speed of your computer. However, the process may take a couple of hours to complete.
You can also add more random access memory (RAM) to your computer, which usually will speed up the computer when you are multi-tasking and have several programs open at once. This is more costly, however, you can easily install it yourself and this will save you money.
If your internet connection is running slow, you will want to make sure you clean out the Internet cache files. These are the temporary internet files that accumulate each time you are surfing the Internet. You will also want to delete your cookies. This will help your computer gain speed while you are on the Internet.
You should also take the time to remove unwanted programs from your computer. This will free up used space. Before deleting any programs, make sure you know what you are deleting. Do not delete items that you are unfamiliar with or do not recognize. You may inadvertently delete pre-installed programs that your computer needs to operate properly.
Keeping up with regular file maintenance and using the defrag tool should keep your computer running at a reasonable speed.