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There’s nothing more frustrating than a sluggish computer, but rather than buying a new laptop or PC, here are 5 ways of avoiding a costly new purchase by making your slow computer run faster. 

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Step 1: Reboot Slow Computer

After restarting/rebooting the computer, whatever what was stuck on the computer before will no longer be frozen on the screen.

Step 2 : Uninstall Unused Programs

New computers come with many programs that go unused and unnoticed. To remove all these pointless programs, open the Control Panel’s Programs and Features page, and have a trawl through the list of installed software. Uninstall do not need.

Step 3: Check RAM

RAM, which stands for Random Access Memory, is the temporary storage memory used by the computer. Therefore, the more programs used, the more RAM needed. The slower the computer will be if there isn’t enough RAM.

A clear indicator of not having enough RAM is if the computer slows down every time you try and process large files. It may also freeze while carrying out several different actions at once.

Add more RAM by buying an extra memory stick or two, or buy getting completely new memory if all the slots are taken. 

To find out more about RAM and take this process step-by-step click on this video here.

Step 4: Move Icons into Folders

Another way to cut down on RAM usage is to putting icons into folders. Every time the computer starts up it has to load each one of these icons which takes time and eats up RAM. By putting into folders it only has to load those folders. File name ex. Music files, documents, and picture files. 

Do this by: Right Click on Desktop, Click New, Folder, and then Name the Folder.

Step 5: Contact a GOOD Tech Support Company

If none of these steps make the computer run faster than before, the damage on the computer is severe and should be checked out by a professional tech. If not sure where to go, a very reliable tech support company is My Computer Works. These techs are patient and polite and will make the slow computer run like new! Call (877) 755-9428