If your computer is only a couple years old and is starting to slow down drastically then you could be in luck. As you use your computer more and more, installing and removing programs and through just regular surfing, your computer is getting more and more sluggish. There are several things you can do, from checking the resource usage to upgrading the hardware. However, there is one sure-fire way to speed up your computer.
Reinstalling the Operating System!
This will definitely take a few hours to complete, but it will definitely speed your computer up drastically. You will need your original Windows CD as well as your license key. Once you locate that, here are some other tips that you will need before you get started.
- Gather all of your original driver disks.
- Sound Card
- Network Card
- Video Card
- Printer/Scanner/Fax Machine
- Any additional Hardware
- Backup your important documents
- Make a note of all of your installed software
Here’s a little tip that can make your life easier for the next time that you need to do a re-installation of the operating system. Set up two partitions for your hard drive. The first partition should be at least 20GB. The second partition is the rest of the drive. All of your documents and setting should be kept on the second partition and only the Operating System and Programs are on the first partition. That way when you need to reinstall you can simply reformat and reinstall on Partition 1 and leave Partition 2 untouched with all of your files. This removed the need for a third computer or external backup.
This task will take several hours, but if you pay someone to do it, then it is likely worth your while. A tech support consultant will have the equipment and knowledge to accomplish the task much quicker, and since a majority of the time is waiting, they can perform other tasks at the same time and give you a fair price.
*As with all of my instructions. If you can understand these instructions, then just do it yourself. However, if you need help, call 506-870-8408, I can do this for you.*