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How to Speed Up a Slow Computer

Trying to work on a slow running computer can be tedious and frustrating. Even if you are diligent with PC or laptop maintenance, things can begin to slow down after a while. Avoid the expense of buying a new computer with these simple and effective steps or by utilising our cost-effective computer repair in Stoke.

Close System Tray Programs

If your computer is off to a slow start, then it could be a result of too many programs starting up at the same time as the operating system. Items in your system tray (shown in the bottom left corner of your screen) often launch at start-up and stay running in the background. You can right-click and close these to speed things up.

Update Your Drivers, OS and Apps

Keeping your software up to date is not only good for cybersecurity, but it can also help computer performance. So, stop clicking ‘remind me later’ and update your operating system as soon as possible.

Delete Unnecessary Files

With the rise of Marie Kondo cleaning out your wardrobe, you should also clean out unnecessary files. Decluttering your hard drive can make a huge difference. This is especially true if you deal with a lot of large files, such as videos and high-resolution images. Make a habit of cleaning out your recycle bin and regularly removing files you no longer need.

Uninstall Programs You Don’t Use

We often install huge programs without realizing how much space they’re taking up. If you think that might be the case, then you can easily uninstall any programs you don’t use and free up plenty of room. A Great PC tip is to ensure your hard drive is never more than 80% full.

Book a Consultation

If you are finding that taking these steps hasn’t made a big difference to your computers speed, it could be related to a hardware or network issue and will require a higher level of expertise. Our computer repairs in Stoke can help resolve the issue quickly and hassle-free. Call us today on 07779 610840 or fill out our contact form.