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There are many reasons why having a slow computer/laptop can be an inconvenience. It can lead to a loss of productivity, cause frustration and could cause you to miss important deadlines. More than that, in a world of increasing costs it’s always best to make sure you get the most out of your hardware and avoid, where possible, additional costs to your business by having to purchase new hardware. With these points in mind, we have compiled a list of things you can do to help improve your computer’s performance. Here are our 9 tips to help you speed up your computer.

1. Uninstall unused programs & apps

Over time, your computer can become cluttered with programs and apps that you no longer use. Uninstalling them can free up space on your hard drive and help speed up your computer.


2. Disable unnecessary start-up programs

Some programs automatically start up when you turn on your computer, which can slow down the boot time. Disabling unnecessary start-up programs can speed up the process.


3. Disable unused extensions & plugins in web browsers

Extensions and plugins in your web browser can slow down your computer. Disabling the ones you don’t use can help improve your browsing experience.


4. Delete temporary files & folders

Temporary files and folders can accumulate on your computer over time, taking up valuable space on your hard drive. Deleting them can free up space and improve your computer’s performance.


5. Clean up your desktop

Having too many icons and files on your desktop can slow down your computer. Cleaning up your desktop and moving files to other folders can help improve your computer’s performance.


6. Run a virus scan and remove any malware

Viruses and malware can slow down your computer and cause other problems. Running a virus scan and removing any infections can help improve your computer’s performance.



7. Use a solid-state drive (SSD) instead of a hard disk drive (HDD)

If you’re still using a hard disk drive (HDD), upgrading to a solid-state drive (SSD) can help improve your computer’s speed and performance.


8. Update your operating system and software regularly

Updating your operating system and software can help improve your computer’s performance and fix any bugs or security vulnerabilities.


9. Upgrade your hardware

If you’ve tried all of the above tips and your computer is still running slow, it may be time to upgrade your hardware – but you can do that without replacing your computer! Adding more RAM as mentioned above a Solid State Drive can help improve your computer’s speed and performance.

As I’m sure we have all experienced, if a computer is running slow it can be a major frustration. By following as many of these tips, you can definitely help to improve the overall performance of your device. But if you are struggling to know where to start with any of these or you’ve carried them out and the performance is still poor, by all means reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help. We can see if there’s anything else that might increase the performance and if all else fails we can source, supply and install new kit for you and your team – Get in touch with us for further information.