Computers have always been a vital part of the ever changing technology of the world today. People often rely on computers to make word processing, information getting, and presentation making, among others, faster. However, it is a fact that over time a computer can slow down as a result of heavy use. Therefore, to keep the optimum functionality of a computer, several things have to be done and be taken note of. These simple and relatively easy tips to speed up your computer may be followed for maintenance.
First tip is to defragment your hard drive regularly. By defragmenting your hard drive, all the clutter that installing and uninstalling programs brings with it is instantly organized as to similarity making it easy for your operating system to access a certain program. Because it will be easier for the system to find what it needs, it will lead to a faster performance. Another important tip is to scan your hard disk using the Scan Disk function. This will detect and fix the damage to the system files of the computer caused by crashing and not shutting down the machine properly. By fixing these damaged files, the system’s performance is improved significantly.
Also, it is advisable to scan for viruses, spyware and adware that have penetrated your system. Viruses, as you already know, are very frustrating to deal with especially if it has already created havoc on the computer. That is why, it is important to get rid of them in an instant by installing antivirus software. Spyware and adware, on the other hand, use system resources to monitor your site visits and to display unsolicited advertisements, thereby slowing your machine.
These spywares and adwares have to be removed immediately to improve system operation. It is also advisable to recheck the programs you have installed in your system and evaluate if it is still needed or not. Removing programs that you do not use will free up computer space and speed up the system’s performance. Removing unnecessary programs does not only mean deleting them but completely uninstalling them from the system.
One other thing that slows down computer performance is the visual preferences that you may have specified before. Adjusting these visual effects to a smaller but still desirable level will make your computer run faster. You may also have specified for certain programs to run upon start-up. Although this can be very convenient for you, it is one factor that slows down your computer. Thus, if you want to make your computer run faster, it would be wise to prevent these programs from automatically launching themselves at start-up. By following these simple steps into making your computer run faster, you can be sure that indeed its performance will match the first time you bought your computer. But you should also be sensitive enough to know that if these tips do not make your computer run as fast as you want it to, then you might want to consider buying a new and more up-to-date system.