4 Points to Remember when Fixing a Slow Computer

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Fixing a slow computer does not require you to take to computer repair shop, rather you can fix your slow computer at home yourself like I fix my slow computer myself. If your computer is giving less performance than it is supposed to give, then it is likely because of poor windows and software and not because of hardware. Slow computers really annoy and irritate us and badly affect our work output and this is the reasons why so many people are searching online for help but they are not entertained because they find most of the guides and software ask for money.

To fix a slow computer, you have to identify the key areas that are becoming cause of trouble. These areas are commonly windows registry, hard disk and virus infection. You have to make sure that these three areas are working fine and nothing is wrong with them. Hard disk issues are most common and they significantly reduce the speed of a computer.

You need to work on the following areas to increase pc speed.

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Hard Disk

Hard disk problems cause poor computer performance because they make file accessing slow and sometimes impossible and this leads to system freezing and crashing. You should defragment your hard disk if there are a lot of files on the hard disk and you are facing system crashing.

Uninstall useless Programs

Don’t keep or install unwanted and unnecessary programs that you no longer want. These programs consume a lot of RAM and hard disk space. Never overload your PC with loads of programs. This is an important tip to Improve PC Performance.

Cleanup Registry

Clean the windows registry with any good utility software and don’t change the registry entries yourself as it corrupts the windows registry. Use specific tools like Registry Cleaner for cleaning up your registry. Make sure that you take a backup i.e. export your registry before you allow a Software to Optimize it.

Keep a Good and Updated Anti-Virus

Viruses stop the windows processes that are essential for smooth desktop running and windows operation. Keep an updated antivirus installed and put your computer on scan every now and then. Also remember to use Anti-Viruses which consume minimal resources. I recommend AVG Free version for optimal performance. In the category of Paid AV’s you can go for BitDefender or Kaspersky.

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This article is written by Ella Green, who also writes for Vista Tweaks, a site which contains the latest tweaks, tips & tutorials about Microsoft's Windows Vista Operating System, get how to speed up computer and how to fix slow computer

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  1. #

    I always like to remove un-wanted programs (I don’t have any single un-wanter program installed)

    and I do agree that its best way to increase performance of our laptop/desktops.

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    My pc is full of gaming programs + mods and I keep testing new mods on weekly basis too . Now planning to buy one spare sata and transfer whole data to reduce the memory load . Can you tell me any good free registry cleaner .

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      try cc cleaner it has a registry cleaner built-in.. it will do all the above mentioned tasks from Defragmenting to cleaning cache and registry also..

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    Primarily, all the people will get free anti virus from the internet which has been very useful to all the people. EllaGreen, great effort, keep doing:)

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    Good info Ellagreen. I use CCleaner for repairing registry as well as flushing out all temp files. It works like a charm.

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    yah defragmentationincreased my pc’s speed by a bit so thanks for tips….yeah unwanted prgrams can also badly affect pc speed so its better to remove unwanted prgrams using control panel :-)

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    When my computer get slowed usually i used to delete all files in Temp folder, It always works for me! :). I use AVG free edition i am not sure that i am protected fully as it is a free version. Is that right ? i need to get help on that

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