Steps to Tuning Up Your Computer
Tuning up your computer will help it run the way that it was meant to. Over time, if your computer is not maintained it can go slower due to a number of reasons and if left untreated, you can eventually be left with a computer that runs as slow as molasses.
What Causes Your Computer to Run Slow
Your computer can run slow for many different reasons. Some of the most common are:
- Corrupt files
- Corrupt registry
- Corrupt programs
- Fragmented files
The list goes on and on so if you are not on top of things, you can see why your computer will lose speed.
Steps to Tuning Up Your Computer – Putting it into action
- Update Regularly: Run regular Windows Updates as well as updates for all your critical applications. Many of these have an option where you can have the updates run automatically.
- Use Anti-Virus Software: You should install and use anti-virus software. Be sure that you scan your computer for viruses, malware, and spyware regularly and also update the software online at least once a week.
- Remove Unused Programs: Take some time and go through all your program files. See which files you do not use regularly and use the install/uninstall option to uninstall them. This will save you space and promote your computer’s speed.
Use a Scanning Program: If you have tried everything else and your computer is still running slow, then you can use a scanning program that will scan your entire computer and look for problem areas. The program will also be able to fix anything that has gone astray with your registry leaving your computer as good as, if not better, than new.