Make your PC even faster
No one likes a slow computer, but there are plenty of tricks to give even the oldest machines a speed boost
Unfortunately as our computers age, the slower they become. A machine that used to spring into life and load up Windows in a flash may now chug along, taking its sweet time to display your desktop, making you wait even longer before you can actually use the device. This can be particularly annoying, and is usually caused by filling up your computer with ever more demanding software.
The good news is that because these problems are usually software-based, it means you don’t need to shell out for new hardware just yet. Instead, by giving your PC a spring clean and removing any software you don’t need, and making sure Windows is up-to-date, virus free and with the latest drivers installed, you’re able to give your machine a noticeable speed boost without having to spend a penny!
In this guide we’ll take you through some of the best tips and tricks for speeding up a slow PC.
For a more comprehensive speed boost a Windows reinstall may be needed. See page 55 to find out how to do exactly that.