A slow computer is a headache for most of its users. The web browser may take ages to upload, or you open Microsoft Word and the computer crashes. Many people lose their temperament in situations like this. They find a whirly wheel going around their computer screen and a common “Not Responding” message, which agitates most of them beyond apprehension.Some of you may have tried everything you can think of during such situations.
. Pressing CTRL + ALT + DELETE
. Talking nicely to the computer
. Staring at the computer screen for infinite periods
. Turning the computer OFF and ON repeatedly
. Screaming in filth
. Threatening the computer with a sledgehammer
And yet, nothing seems to be working.
What Is The Real Problem?
The real reasons here is too many temporary files. When you are online and open an application to carry out any task using the computer, a temporary file is created and stored in your hard drive. When there is enough of these files in your hard disk
, it may have a drain on your computer memory and slow down the computer. The remedy for this issue is to go to the C: drive in your computer and locate the Windows folder. Locate the folder named “Temp” here. Open this folder and select the files within it holding CTRL + A and delete all these files.
If you have used the PC for a few years, you are likely to use a good portion of the memory on your PC. The more memory used, the slower the computer will be. The best thing here is to upgrade the memory and storage space on your PC. The best thing is to add an external hard drive where you are able to store files and media. This will definitely relieve the burden on your internal memory space. Though keep appropriate cyber security software.
Too Many Applications Opening On Start-Up
Computers are made to multitask just like humans. But the more they are asked to do at once, the longer it takes. Over time, as you start up your PC, certain applications will open and begin to run automatically. It will drain the resources of the computer slowing down it eventually. You can reduce the number of applications opening on Start-Up by opening the task manager file. Do it by clicking CTRL + ALT + DELETE. Click the tab named as “Start-UP.” You can find this folder in older versions of Windows by going to “Start” and typing “Run.” Once it is opened type “msconfig” which will open the Start-Up tab. This tab will show all the applications that automatically run. Simply click To disable unnecessary applications.
Remember, some applications are important and are worth keeping enabled. Anti-Virus, Software, etc. are some of these important programs. Entertainment type programs such as music software should be disabled. As a rule of thumb, if in doubt, leave it enabled.
Too Many Programs That Are Unnecessary
Too many unnecessary programs on your computer can slow down its memory considerably. This is a real strain on your computer. You may inadvertently download certain software and programs
when using the internet. Most of these programs are required one time only. Once they remain on your system, they often drain the memory and affect the performance of your PC. Even though most of these programs are harmless, they will slow down the computer until you take action about them.
Uninstalling these programs is easy. Head to the control panel and find the list of programs on your system. You have the ability to uninstall any program that you think is unnecessary. It can be done by simply clicking and selecting the program. This will definitely help to speed up your system to a certain extent.
All in all, the aforementioned tips will definitely help speed up your computer and its functionality. These tips will also help guarantee peace of mind when you are operating the computer. Follow them and improve the functions of your computer.