Check your tool bar. Do you have a lot of things running? I would suggest not having all those things running first off. When is the last time you've run a diagnostic scan for cookies and other unwanted files? Do that also. Then try defragging your hard drive. It could be that your internal processor needs replaced if your computer is old.
Delete browsing history and cookies, remove unneeded/unwanted downloads, protect your computer system by having an anti-virus software and check for virus and remove them if you have any. have an ad blocker (you can usually find one on Google chrome apps) activate a fire wall to prevent unwanted threats. I find Google Chrome is a faster and better browser than IE so I recommend you download it if you don't have it.
Use Mozilla Firefox for a browser. Also, try to notice HOW and WHEN your computer is slow. Is it slow only when it is getting automatic updates? Is it slow on some websites (Mozilla should help)? Is it as fast as ever or slower than it used to be off-line such as on spreadsheets or viewing saved pictures? Is it only slow on a new or upgraded program? Automatic or manual updates may speed up the system after the updates are completed, but be sure to check that your programs all work properly after updates because I had a program (pro-e) quit working after updates and had to do a system restore. Answering these questions will help to determine what the problem is. DO NOT just go deleting files and uninstalling programs unless you are SURE about what they are.
Its possible that you don't have much RAM or memory left or memory in general, so you might want to have that upgraded. Memory helps programs run quicker and more smoothly and also helps multiple programs to be running smoothly at once. If this is the problem, you might want to just not open too many programs at once until you have this upgraded; this will speed up your computer.
Start, all programs, accessories, system tools, scandisk (or disc cleanup), remove all extra files. then when that is done, Start, all programs, accessories, system tools, and then diskdefragmenter. defrag disk C:. This will help.
One thing that wont help is if your hard drive is over about 80% full. then you need to delete files, and unused programs to free up disk space. You know which ones I mean! Games you haven't used in years, Stuff the kids put on there and have never touched again etc etc etc.
Or just upgrade RAM. Check and see what kind of ram your computer takes, and either buy it and install it yourself, OR have someone else do it. Ram, or random access memory, is what makes your computer fast. Upgrade it and its like you have a brand new computer
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try getting spy bots its a antispyware program that was desiend by three German computer engineers that wore so tiered of spy were slowing there computer down that they devoted there lives to destroying it. You can get it in computer stores or online for about 5 to 15 dollars. the worse thing you could do right now is run a program like my clean pc or something because they are just scams they say your computer has all these problems but in real life if you did your computer would already be on the blue screens of death. Also try MacAfee secure another antispyware program that can help determine when your computer is in danger of becoming infected. It watches 24/7 and looks ahead at websites that a questionable and blocks them. Good luck with your computer hoped this helps.
There is no full answer to that... to speed up your computer you must- A. Purchase a new personal computer B. Upgrade components in your computer, by professional service (i.e. Apple if you own a Mac; local computer store)
The best option would be to purchase a new PC or Mac, (or whatever OS you use) if your computer is dated.
Usually, your computer should last you well anywhere from 1-5 yrs, maybe more/less.
Contact an Authorized Service Provider for more details.
Well there are many answers. If you don't have money this could somewhat help. Find a program such as CCleaner and clean your registry and un-needed files. If you have a good bit of money I would buy a new computer, or get RAM/Better Parts.
The fastest way to speed up your computer is to restore it to factory, ( most older computers come with a restore disc). If you decide to do this first backup any personal files. Installing or having additional RAM installed will speed up your computer but unless you know what it is that is slowing it down the restore idea is what I would do.