The fastest, cheapest, and easiest thing you can do is add more memory (assuming it doesn't have more than 1GB of memory now). If you take an old PC with 512MB of RAM and upgrade it to 2GB of RAM you will notice a HUGE difference with no other changes. I just did this for someone that had a very old PC with 384MB of RAM (128 + 256). It was ready for retirement but they refused to let it go. It was running Windows Home Edition and it was slow as a dog (although surprisingly uncluttered). I could tell they didn't use it much. I looked up the specs for the PC on Dell.com, determined the type and maximum memory that could be installed (2 GB - two 1GB sticks of memory). I purchased the memory through Amazon.com for $80 and when all was said and done they could have swore that they had a brand new machine.
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If you don't wanna make any hardware modifications then in windows 7-1) Right-click on your desktop's "My Computer" icon and click on "Properties".2) The "View basic information about your computer" window opens up. Click on "Change Settings" located in the right hand side.3) "System Properties" window opens up.Click on the "Advanced" tab.Click on the "Settings" button.4) "Performance Options" window opens up. Under "Visual Effects" tab and click on "Adjust for best performance". Click on "OK" button. This will compromise the appearance of your PC but you will observe the change yourself and also you can install "Advanced System Care Pro5" and perform all optimizations there. Enjoyy!
You can make your computer fast by:-- cleaning system junk-- optimizing computer services-- optimizing internet-- repairing registry-- defraging registry-- clearing browsers junkdo these things with some secure tool such as Intel Software Partner Reginout.Thanks
1 - add RAM 2 - install a Solid State Drive (a bit pricy, though) 3 - Check your network, and see if you can clean it up a bit. 4 - Clean up your desktop. 5 - Try using fewer programs at one time hope this helps.
1. delete unwanted files. use CCleaner to delete unwanted files and Revo Uninstaller to delete programs 2. add RAM. get as much RAM as your computer or wallet can take. huge difference 3. run a disk defragmenter. this makes files easier to find, thus faster to find 4. run soluto. this program allows you to cut down your boot time 5. replace your hard drive with a solid state drive. very fast 6. restart or shut down your computer so you don't have programs sitting in queue to apply settings
What is the specs of your computer? Which windows are you currently running? Are you running an antivirus and if yes which one?
Start with 'how old is your computer?' Older models tend to be slower.
Is your anti-virus running and current? Lots of stuff out there that will slow down your computer if you aren't careful.
Have you shut down recently? Computers need a chance to clear out certain memory spots, and the only way to do that is to shut down completely and restart them.
Have you added a new program? Sometimes there are conflicts between programs and the 'fight' slows things down.
Have you defragmented your disk recently? The hard drive(s) are like shelves in a library, but the 'pages' of the programs might not be stored next to each other. Defraging puts all the 'pages' of the program together so that the computer can find them faster.
How full is the hard drive? Programs need a minimum amount of space extra on the hard drive-keeping 1/4 or more of the drive free makes things go faster than if the drive is full.
These aren't in order of importance, but are questions you should try to answer : )
Uninstalling programs (by add/remove on the Control Panel?) is one of the simpler possibilities. These people or these can help you to use HijackThis to identify any particularly stubborn programs. If the mess is so big that it does not seem worth the effort, then...The most thorough solution is to back up your important files, completely wipe the operating system, and reinstall it. If you do not have a disc labeled something like "Windows Installation", you may need to visit the website of your computer's manufacturer first. Look up your computer's model number, and either print out the instructions for reinstalling Windows or ask them to mail you a disc.If you are not too attached to Windows, you might even install a free operating system, such as Puppy Linux, instead. This would largely avoid any future problems with accidentally or maliciously installed programs.
What is it slow in doing - everything, or just some of the things you want to do?
Replacing parts may work for some types of activity, changing the software configuration may make better use of what you've got. But sometimes it's just time to get a new one...
Check your browser's help menu and follow the procedure for deleting Internet cookies. Make certain you have 20 percent of your hard drive space free. Remove some items from your start up menu. Add RAM memory, if possible.
I have a laptop running Windows XP. I did not want to buy anti-virus protection, so I now go onto the Internet with that machine using a Puppy Linux Live Disc. It is much faster. When I need to do work in Windows programs I boot from the hard drive with XP and use those programs. I can still go through the file dialog boxes in Linux to find and attach files to e-mails.
Have you run Checkdisk (or Scan Disk) and Disk Defragmenter recently? Have you run a Spyware/Adware detector and removed any problem programs?
We also have an old computer we use for a specific task. It was very slow. i removed a lot of Windows updates through Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. It will never go onto the Internet again. It also runs much faster now.
Try deleting as much unwanted stuff as possible if that doesn't work by a new video card