How To Speed Up Your Computer

If your PC or Mac is slowing down and there are no hardware issues, you do not need to contact your computer services company as you can speed it up by yourself even if you are an average user. This post discusses some of the tweaks and tune ups that you can implement to speed up your computer.

Reduce Number of Start-Up Application

If your computer is slowing down during start up, then it is probably you have a lot of startup programs {programs the computer initially loads and runs during booting process}. Having a large number of startup programs while result in more processing time which slows down the computer.To remove unwanted start up programs if you are in windows, click on the “Start” button and type “MsConfig” in the Search field this will bring up the System Configuration window. Click the “Start up” button and uncheck the program that you don’t want to run during start up.

Remove Unwanted Background Programs

When using your computer, some programs do run on the background. When you notice that your computer keeps on slowing down, it might be as a result of these background programs taking up a lot of computer resources. You can check these programs using the taskbar and end the processes of those you do not want to run in the background so as to speed up your computer.

Use Antivirus or Anti-spyware Software
Viruses, malware and other unauthorized programs will always slow down the speed and performance of your computer. To prevent this, it is important to use an updated antivirus program and regularly scan you system to get rid of any unauthorized programs, malware and viruses.It is recommended to use as anti-virus software that comes with anti-spyware software – Spyware gathers information from your machine without you knowing or asking for permission when you are in the internet thus slowing down your computer.

Free Up Disk Space and Undertake Defragmentation

Free up your disk space can help speed up your computer as having lots of files increases the time computer takes to index, retrieve and open them. The best way to free up your disk space is by permanently deleting and unwanted files.When a hard disk is fragmented it slows down the performance of the computer as to open a file means that the computer has to search for the location of the different fragmented files, piece them back together and then open them resulting in slowing down of the computer.

To defragment you hard disk if you are a Windows user, go to your hard drive >> right click >> Tools >> Defragment now >> Select a Hard disk >> Click Defragment button. The best time to defragment is after adding a large file, your free space is below 15% or have installed a new version of operating system.

Clean / Repair Registry
Problems in the windows registry files may cause slowing down of computer which can lead to hanging screens, display of error messages and crashing of windows. These problems can be caused by incomplete uninstallation of software, corrupted or missing hardware drivers. Cleaning or repairing your registry using Registry repair software tools is the best option as it will correct any registry issue and help speed up your computer.


Use A Utility Software Tool

There are a number of different software tools out there on the market that you can use in order to really speed up and clean up your computer.  And the best part is that these tools work automatically without needing a lot of effort from the user.  A few great options are RegCure from Paretologic software for PCs as well as Mackeeper for Apple computers.  Both are excellent software tools designed to help optimize your computer with as much ease as possible.


In conclusion it’s very nice to have a computer that actually works properly!  Despite taking a little bit of effort it can really leave you with a higher productivity level because it’s less of a hassle to get things done on your PC.