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Tips for Speeding Up Your PC

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by | Mar 26, 2015 | Networking

A slow moving PC can be one of the most frustrating things on the planet. A poorly operating PC slows down business and decreases productivity. Luckily enough, however, there are some tips that can keep your PC running efficiently.

  1. Reduce Items that Run on Startup

If you most notice that your computer is running slowly during startup, it’s likely that you have too many items that begin upon the start of your computer. If this is the case, the first thing that you want to do is see what starts when you hit the power button on your tower. You can do this my clicking on the Windows button, then click “run”, then typing “msconfig” into the box. Once the system configuration prompt appears, click on the “Startup” tab. This will show you everything that opens when you power up your computer. Identify items that are not important and disable them.

  1. Remove Programs that You Don’t Use

We all have programs on our computer that we once thought were going to be useful, but it turns out that we don’t use them anymore. Uninstall these programs through your control panel to free up some space for programs that you do use regularly.

  1. Remove Malware

Anything that starts with “mal” should be eliminated from your life, especially when it comes to your PC. Scan your system regularly to rid it of any kind of malware that is slowing down your computer. There are a few free tools that provide this service, such as Norton and Avast.

  1. Defrag Your Drive Regularly

It is important to regularly defragment your drive manually or to schedule a defragment to happen automatically. It is a good idea to do this at least once per month if you are using your PC for office work. However, if you are downloading movies, programs or software often, it is a good idea to defragment your drive on a more frequent basis.

These tips will help your PC to run more quickly, and help you to be more productive. If these tips are not doing the trick, and you need a professionals help, please feel free to give iPoint a call. We offer hourly rates with no contract.