Why is My Computer Slow?
Almost everyone who's used a P.C. at one time or another has asked the question "Why the ( expletive deleted ) is my computer so slow?" This article will help explain why and give you a some tips on how to get your computer fast again.
There are a handful of reasons your computer might be slow; I am going to cover the most common ones and I promise I will try to keep it simple.
Public enemy number one for slow speed in my experience is too many start-up processes. The common story is you go to the store, pick up a shiny new computer, turn it on and you can't believe how nice and quick it is. And then you go to Facebook, and look! They have a cool add-on for your web browser, you have to install that right? :) You get the idea. Over time, all of these little add-ons and programs add up to one huge cyber-weight. The problem is, your computer is pulling all of that extra weight with the same old engine it came with. In other words, you have the original CPU and memory trying to run a lot more software. You may have heard the term "bloatware" kicked around. All the non-essential extras that use up your computer's resources are bloatware.
So how do you get back to the good old days of cruising the Web in style? Two ways that I recommend:
- Hire a technician to do it for you.
- Try to clean it up yourself.
So let's go right to number two. You'll need a few tools. Not screwdrivers or hammers, but some good software tools. Don't worry, they're all free.Continued on the next page