Question by  Chris59 (17)

How do you increase the speed of your computer?

My computer has become very slow in the last several weeks, I am needing to gain speed but do not understand how to do it.


Answer by  Yohris (27)

First thing to do is clean up your hard drive. You should look at you installed software and remove any software you never use. After that clean up your registry, this is especially important in older windows editions (Windows XP/Vista). Defragmentation can also be a major speed boost, this should always be the last thing on your list.


Answer by  Thantan (32)

You have to remove programs that are using your resources, or install more RAM. To see what is using your resources right click on the toolbar and run task manager. Find out what is using your resources and if you can, remove it. If you need RAM installed, you should have a professional install it.


Answer by  Jilly (597)

The speed of your computer could be based on a few things. First, how "full" is your computer? If your hard drive is nearly full, this could slow your computer's speed. The presence of a virus on your computer could also be a reason for slow speeds. If you're referring to internet speed, talk to your internet service provider.


Answer by  cskuza (99)

The first thing to do is remove any virus with some of the free software available in the internet. Then upgradd your gb of memory. Call the computer manufacturer.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Start by removing any unnecessary files by using the disk cleanup utility. Then use MSconfig to disable any services not being used.

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