How to Make Your Computer Faster and Speed It Up!

Easy to follow instructions on how to easily speed up your computer.

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Step 1: Remove the Wallpaper

Removing the wallpaper can help increase start up times, and help programs load faster, especially on older PCs. To do this, right click on your desktop, go to properties, go to wallpaper, and click on none, then click apply.

Step 2: Change the Theme

Simply changing the way windows looks can drastically increase you computers speed, try changing from Windows XP to Windows Classic. Right click on your desktop, go to properties, go to themes, go to windows classic, click apply.

Step 3: Exit Background Programs

Turning off the programs running in the background of your computer can hugely increase you computer speed. Right click on any program in the task bar you don't want running, and go to exit. Careful no to exit anything important though.

Step 4: Download a RAM Program

There are many programs available that allow you to free up RAM on your computer, you can get a lot of good, free ones at c net's

Step 5: Done

Now your computer should be running much faster.

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    Reply 2 years ago

    Disclaimer! It'll help speed up your computer, sure, but the way it DOES that is by booting a Linux distro in place of your regular Windows/macOS machine.

    If you really want to do this, there are Instructables that will tell you how you can do this without purchasing a flash drive from these people. But don't think it'll add extra RAM to your computer or whatever.


    3 years ago

    The best way is to get professionals to do this for you. Chances are if you are searching for ways to make your computer run faster, you need help doing this.

    The fastest and Cheapest place to do this process is with they do everything remotely and they are very quick about it.

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    Reply 3 years ago

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    Here is some tips you may find it helpful


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I love the ideas posted. I use Krojam Cleaner and that works well for me.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Here's another way to speed up your computer. This probably works best with that brand new Vista laptop you just bought...

    1) Find a tall building
    2) Climb to the top
    3) "Accelerate" your Vista computer...

    9.81 meters per second squared, Yeah, Baby!

    5 replies

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Remove the unnecessary start-up programs which are not in use. Format your hard-disk after particular time span. You can also buy the Refurbished Desktop Computers which are available in market at cheap rate and gives better performance compared to the old PC's.


    9 years ago on Introduction

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    10 years ago on Step 3

    searching the unknown processes (with a search engine) will turn up (most of the time) a site called "processlibrary" by uniblue. gives details about the process