Tips to Cure a Slow Running Computer

Tips to cure a slow running computer_

Here at AJR we have had a wave of  laptop and desktop computers with slowness issues, so we thought we would write a brief article on areas that can be checked and Tips to Cure a Slow Running Computer, Today’s computers are designed to be fast and agile. Nobody wants a computer that takes ages to boot and load up into windows, and even longer to load web pages. This isn’t the 90s anymore where slow computers were more common. But, sometimes a computer can get clogged up and may need a little TLC to get it back to its old self. Here are a few simple things you can do to get your computer back in shape.

Its kind of a joke in the IT world, but restarting the computer can actually do wonders for the speed of your computer. Letting a computer run forever can cause issues. Things start to get clogged up after awhile. Memory leaks and running programs can begin to slow down a computer. Restarting the computer gets your PC back to a clean slate and can help a great deal.

Uninstalling new programs can also help speed up your PC. If you have noticed that your PC is slowing down after you installed a new piece of software or hardware then you may have found your culprit. Its pretty simple to uninstall new software. You just go into the control panel and then go into the Programs and Features and remove the most recent software in the list by clicking on the Uninstall button. You can also check the device manager to see if there are some issues with any hardware that has been installed. You may have an issue with a driver or a conflict. It could be a simple as rolling back the driver to a previous versions.

Another culprit to a slow PC is a hard drive that is nearly full. It is a good idea to have at least 15% of free space to keep it running smoothly. This is what allows for temporary files and swapping. If your disk space is low then you will need to see if there are files you can clean up. Or, you may consider investing in a bigger hard drive.

You may also have software on your machine that is not necessary. Many new computers install tons of useless software on your machine. GO through them and see if anything can be removed. This can free up a great deal of space on your hard drive. But, it can also remove programs that may be running in the background and eating up system resources.

Lastly, it is a good idea to scan for viruses and malware when your computer is running unusually slow. Many times these can run in the background and take up RAM and disk space that can slow your PC down. You can find many programs online that can help with scanning. visit our virus and spyware removal page and run the ESET online scanner. It will find and remove many troublesome malware infections from your machine.

If you would like AJR to run our custom in depth MOT & Tune up service on your machine give us a call: 01709 329 473, the software we use is custom made and tailored for us it was a big investment and cost the company quite allot of money but in turn it achieves maximum results for our customers.

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Andrew Marriott
Owner & Founder at AJR Solutions
I am a technical & creative guy who loves technology. From a very young age, I have had a passion for technology, website / graphic design and photography. I work hard & play harder, I’m driven and full of enthusiasm with a passion to help others. Technology, digital design, web development & creative photography are areas I am really passionate about.

In the past i have worked for a leading IT Solutions & Managed service provider in Rotherham dealing with a range of IT platforms, such as - on site field engineering and remote support, dealing with all types of servers such as Virtual & Physical, Hyper–V, VMware, Windows server 2012 R2, SBS - Small Business Server 2008 2011, SQL, Terminal, Exchange, Active Directory, Group Policy, TCP, IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, RDP, hybrid & cloud, Office 365 and managed security solutions such as Antivirus and Spam filtering.

Prior to this, I worked for Wickersley School & Sports College as the Lead IT & Network Technician and also supporting local primary schools with IT Support and engineering visits & Project Management, while also running my own company AJR Solutions, providing IT & Creative Solutions.

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