Slow Computer? Fix the Problem! Fixing a slow computer can be tricky but there are actions you can take yourself that are likely to fix the problem and by doing them yourself you will save yourself the cost of getting a technician out to do them for you. The single biggest consideration as to whether the below method will work depends on the age of your computer. If it is too old you will waste your money trying to resurrect it. A slow computer is the most common problem with computers. It is often a combination of things causing it. Computers often go neglected for years at a time until it gets to the stage where it functions very poorly, which is when the user cries "Help". This is not necessarily the fault of the user but usually because the user has not been told what they can do to maintain it properly. Most people know they need anti-virus and anti-spyware and that they need to perform a defrag every so often but that is not the be all and end all of PC maintenance. Let me just say this too, some anti-virus solutions don't do the job properly and, to boot, even slow your system down. Combine these factors/shortcomings and presto you have a computer that is running very slowly. In some cases you will need the expertise of a technician to get your slow computer up and running properly again but if you want to have a go you can. Unfortunately, either way, to get your computer back into order you will have to spend some money. Keep in mind that you probably haven't spent much over the last few years so it all evens out really. It's like a neglected car that needs a tune up, oil change, new spark plugs and new tyres. 1) You need to perform a registry repair with a trusted registry repair program. There are many out there to choose from that do not do the right thing by your computer. 2) You need an anti-virus program that does not slow your computer down but still keeps your computer in good shape. 3) You need to upgrade your RAM (memory). A full description of the necessary steps can be read here - Slow Computer. A range of topics on looking after your computer can be found here - Computer Maintenance.
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