MAKE YOUR PC ZING!
Free upgrades Fast upgrades Nuclear upgrades
Windows has made great strides when it comes to longevity. In the days of Windows 95 or Windows XP, the operating system gradually turned into a middle-aged man eating a fry-up for breakfast every day – the arteries became so clogged that the only option was major surgery: reinstall and start afresh.
Things have improved but are still far from perfect. The drip-drip of downloads, data and driver installations will slowly hamper the performance of even the most highpowered PC. Maintenance is essential if you don’t want a trip to the operating theatre.
In this feature, we’re going to reveal many ways to put the zing back into your PC. The advice is broken into three sections: light touch, advanced tinkering and, finally, the nuclear options – including wipe it clean and start from scratch. Although even that’s not as painful as it might be if you follow the advice in our six-step walkthrough.
So, whether you’ve got a PC that’s only just starting to show signs of fatigue or one that’s gasping for breath, we’ve got remedies to suit all conditions.