OK, let’s continue our review of computer and laptop service.
Step 3: Stopping the program does not start at startup
When you install most applications on your computer that the application believes that this is one of the most important applications, and so it sets itself to automatically start when the computer does. Typically, this is normal, until a large number of applications are installed, and they all try to start when Windows starts.
These applications must fight for system resources and slow down the loading of Windows. Very few of these applications must be running before launching, and you can always start them later after the computer is running. Below is a video blog that shows you how you can turn off applications from running at startup. Make sure that you only turn off the application when you know what they are. Do web search if you are not familiar with the program you are considering removing from startup.
Slow computer loading is usually one of the main factors that lead people to a new computer, but this is not the fault of the computer that is slow for Windows. It’s all a loading application at the same time as Windows.
Step 4: Start Windows Update
Even if you can use the latest release of Windows (Windows 7 is the most recent at the moment), you can not be running the latest version of Windows. Microsoft is constantly working to improve Windows, fixing security problems, known bugs and improvements to how the operating system works. If you do not regularly run applications for Windows Update, you may be missing out on these updates, some of which can eliminate the problems you are experiencing with your computer.
Checking for updates for Windows is easy. All you need to do is click the Start button, then All Programs, then Windows Update, and then follow the instructions to check for updates. For more detailed instructions for checking for updates, please visit the Microsoft website.
Step 5: Update the drivers of your computer
A computer consists of many different individual pieces of hardware. Each of these hardware parts needs a piece of software (called a driver) that allows that hardware to work with Windows. When you buy a computer, you usually buy it with all the latest installed drivers, so your hardware works fine with Windows. Over time, however, hardware manufacturers release new drivers when making changes to Windows, so your hardware always runs smoothly. Although Windows has a driver update utility, it does not notify you of all updates and there is no easy way for you to figure out which drivers are obsolete that Windows does not find.
Driver Reviver offers a free scan to show you which of your drivers are out of date. Below the video shows how the application does this. After scanning, you can take the time to go and find the drivers yourself and install them or for $ 30. Driver Reviver will automatically download and install them for you.
Step 6: Start Disk Cleanup
Disk Cleanup is a free utility offered by Windows that will help you remove unnecessary and temporary files from your computer. This will help you free up valuable space on your hard drive. Running this utility once a month is a good idea to help clear up files that you no longer need, and reduce clutter and disk fragmentation.
Disk Cleanup is easy to use and can be found by clicking the Start button, then All Programs, then Accessories, then click System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup. Follow the instructions to delete the files that you no longer want on your computer. Typically, it is safe to remove downloaded program files, temporary Internet files, trash, temporary files and thumbnails.
Step 7: Uninstalling the Browser Add-ons
We spend a lot of time using a web browser compared to PC users of the past. We use web browsers to work with e-mail, music, news and so on. Unfortunately, because we spend so much time using web browsers, many companies now create browser add-ons that take up valuable real estate and often change browser settings such as the home page, search for a vendor and other parameters that usually should not be changed. Spend some time to view the add-ins installed on each browser, and delete those that you do not use. Deleting them will restore the default browser settings and tend to improve browsing performance.
Step 8: Run the Windows registry scan