Why Do Computers Slow Down Over Time

Why do computers slow down over time

So a lot of people out there may be wondering why do computers slow down over time and this is one of the most asked questions I get asked by my customers…Well AJR will take this time to explain to you why this happens so you have a better understanding to the reasons behind this.

If you noticed that your computer has been awfully slow lately, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s very common that as a computer ages, it slows down and loses efficiency. In fact, even a year after purchasing a computer, it will typically act and run slower than it did when it was first purchased. So why does this happen? Well, there are few common reasons.

In most cases, software is the culprit when it comes to why computers slow down. Whenever you update your computer software and install updates, you actually slow the computer down as these software changes introduce inconsistencies over time. This is particularly true with software that installs startup components, these components load silently during the computer start up and eat up unnecessary memory and CPU cycles.

In some other cases viruses and/or malware can also be responsible for the computer slow performance and slow downs.

When the computer becomes noticeably slow there are a couple of options to consider: tune-up or reinstall.

A tune-up will get rid of all the temporary files, mismatched settings, viruses and /or malware. A tune-up is less time consuming and will preserve the existing software, data and settings.

A reinstall on the other hand will involve backing up all the data on the computer and then installing the operating system, software, peripherals etc. This is obviously a more involved and time-consuming process but in some cases this might be the only viable solution in order to get that new computer feeling and performance back.

If you are looking for a cost effective resolution to your slow computer problem why not take advantage of the offer below, AJR performs regular computer and laptop maintenance tune-ups on a daily basis for residential customers, home workers and business we support, If the issues are beyond a remote fix AJR can collect or you can drop off your machine so we can manually repair it in more depth in our workshop with our full MOT & Tune-up service.

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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.

I’m very creative and have a huge passion for design and love how design can have a massive impact on a business image, presence and value also visit -

www.thelogocreative.co.uk | www.ajr-designs.co.uk | www.rotherhamwebdesign.co.uk

Also part of the AJR Solutions Group of businesses.