Slow PC’s performance can be improved with following the steps below. For more complicated IT services you’ll need a service provider specialising in IT Support Belfast or throughout the UK.
Check the free space on the Cdrive: If this is more that 75% full then its likely that you will start to experience slow-down of the system. Try archiving off some data that you no longer need or investing in a bigger Hard Drive.
Delete temporary files: These can take up valuable space on the Drive so its good practice to clear them out regularly or set up a schedule to do this.
Check for Viruses and Malware, Run a virus scan manually if no schedule is setup. If anything is found then remove it and rescan to make sure its gone. You will probably have to restart the machine during this process. Once clear of virus definitions, run a Malware Scan. There are many quality malware products out there. Malwarebytes is one of them.
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Remove programs from Startup. Click start and type “msconfig” this will bring up a dialogue box with all the applications the machine is loading on startup. Un-check all that you do not need running in the background. The only real benefit of having these programs running in the background is that they will start faster when you do click to open them up.
De-fragment De-fragment De-fragment
As suggested above, De-fragment. This will tidy up files on your drive that have been broken up into different sectors and in turn you will see an improvement in speed and responsiveness.
Schedule updates. You can also schedule automatic updates to run on your PC when you are not using it. For example lunchtime is good as you will be away from the desk and not competing with the updates for processor power.