Make any PC work like new PLUS: es­sen­tial buyer’s guides

Windows Help & Advice - - CONTENTS -

Does your PC get you down? Are you frus­trated by what seems to be a slow and un­re­spon­sive com­puter, plagued by fre­quent freezes as it strug­gles to keep up with your de­mands? If so, then this fea­ture has your back.

We start by mak­ing ab­so­lutely sure you need a new PC. First, we’ll run you through some clean-up and op­ti­mi­sa­tion tech­niques that can quickly bring an er­rant PC to heel if the prob­lem is down to your Win­dows in­stal­la­tion or rogue ap­pli­ca­tions rather than your com­puter it­self.

Next, we’ll ex­am­ine ways in which you can up­grade key parts of your PC to give it a sig­nif­i­cant burst of speed for sig­nif­i­cantly less cost than go­ing out and buy­ing a brand-new PC, off the shelf. And if you think your only op­tion is to switch to a new ma­chine – a prac­ti­cal choice if your cur­rent model is at least seven years old – then we’ll help you save some money by ex­plor­ing the op­tions for self-build­ing, in­clud­ing which com­po­nents you might be able to re­use from your cur­rent PC to help keep the cost down.

Fi­nally, we’ll re­veal how to get your data and set­tings trans­ferred across to your new PC safely, plus what to do with your old PC when you’re fin­ished. Ready to give your­self a new PC for Christ­mas? Let’s get started…

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