This would probably be the no 1 question I get asked and here are my tips..
My computer/laptop is running slow and what tips do you have?
As with all PC issues, don’t be afraid to give your computer a reboot if something’s not working properly. This will be the first instruction any IT support person will give you. This can fix quite a few problems and is faster than attempting to manually troubleshoot and fix the problem yourself.
The possible causes to a PC going slow are multiple unfortunately. The first tool I would recommend for clearing up your PC is CCleaner which you can download the free version here. It is a very handy tool for cleaning up files that are left behind on your laptop or PC. It is also a safe way to clean up your computer registry – but always remember to take a back up first when prompted. Please ensure to use the latest version of CCleaner as there were issues with its safety earlier this year.
Next I would check for recently installed programs or plugins – these can cause issues with other applications. Remove any recently installed programs via Control Panel – Programs and Features.
A great page going through the possible fixes in on the How-To-Geek website – it takes you through the steps to follow in clearing down all possible causes. I would do them in steps giving checking in between to see if they have fixed the issue.
If the above doesn’t resolve the issue, then you may need to look at either upgrading the hardware (Memory or an SSD hard drive) in your PC or investing in a new one.
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