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How can I speed up my slow pc?

Question:
How can I speed up my slow pc?
Answer:
There are two things that you can do which should make your pc run better, by allowing quicker and easier access to files. They will need to be run by an administrator account.  These are Disk Cleanup and Defragmenter.
 
These instructions are for Windows 7. There may be slight variations for other Windows operating systems.
 

Disk Cleanup.

This will eliminate temporary files, eg. items stored on the pc in order to display web pages etc.

  1.  Left Click on "Computer" [icon on desktop or item on Start Menu]
  2. Right-click on Local Disk (C:)
  3. Choose Properties to display the dialogue box:
  4. Two-thirds of the way down on the right click on the Disk Cleanup button.  The program will usually take a few minutes to come up with a  list of temporary files that could be removed.
  5. Ensure that the appropriate boxes are ticked.
  6. Click on OK and Yes to allow cleanup.

 
Defragmentation

This will tidy up the arrangement of files on your pc to make it work more efficiently.

  1. Left Click on "Computer" [icon on desktop or item on Start Menu]
  2. Right-click on Local Disk (C:)
  3. Choose Properties to display the dialogue box.
  4. Click on the Tools tab and then on the button halfway done which is marked "Defragment Now". This will display the Disk Defragmenter window.
  5. Click on Defragment. An analysis will start and then the defragmentation process will begin. You can leave this running in the background whilst you carry on using the computer. Once it has finished you should notice a difference in the performance of the pc.

 
 
 

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