To troubleshoot a slow computer is troublesome since a vast range of factors could cause a slow computer. A slow computer, even with freezing or stuck OS running, especially when it is engaged in an emergency use, can drive everyone irritated and just want to throw it out of the window. Thus, to avoid such a scenario, we decided to introduce some key tips to speed up a slow PC.
In most cases, the main cause of slow computer running is being lack of free space, which may be resulted from simultaneously excessive processes, low-configuration, jam junk files, etc. And the next big reason is inappropriate issues like incompatible software install, a bloated registry, OS errors, etc.
Considering these above, we card some quick tips and tricks below to speed up a slow PC with the purpose of helping our users to regain a smooth computer use in emergencies.
5 Key Tips to Speed up a Slow PC
1 –Restart the computer
It is always common and the most efficient to restart the computer to get a fresh running state in terms of troubleshooting a slow computer, especially when it is freezing or even gets crashed. In the case of computer crashed or freezing, nothing can be done but restart the OS actually. As we stated above, disc space run out is the most possible culprit for such issue. However, there can be also a possibility-virus infections. Then it goes to tip 2 below.
2-Run virus scan to make sure the computer is virus-free
Slow OS running is almost the universal symptom of virus infections. So to troubleshoot a slow computer, it is always the premiere step next to the restart to run a virus scan with AV or anti-malware. If any possible there, run your trusted AV or antimalware to make sure the computer is clean from any infections that cause the computer slow down. After all, in many cases, virus infections perform more than slow down the computer, they may also disable running virus scan or other system services. To cope with this, you can just take advantage of running the OS in safe mode to enable a virus scan and do the trick.
3- Slim the OS
If the computer is just running slow but not freezing or stuck, then your first try to speed it up may go to stop some processes via Windows task manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Also try to uninstall no longer used programs through Windows Control Panel and to delete unnecessary files stored, in the system disc particularly. What’s more important, make sure hardware and software compatible by omitting those incompatible programs resolutely.
4- Full Clean-up the OS with system cleaner/optimizer
It is common sense to regularly maintain the OS in multiple aspects with a system cleaner/optimizer. Here we take Cloud System Booster for the demonstration. This tool can clean up the OS by throwing out junk files, optimizing system services and repairing registry errors to maintain a health computer system. It is for daily use and also for emergency healing.
5-Upgrade the Computer OS
If your computer is frequently in such emergency need to get slow running troubleshooting, I’m afraid you may consider just upgrade your computer OS by adding a memory to enlarge the disc space if you think that acquiring a new computer is not your option at the moment.