on this occasion. I will peel about tips so that the computer is not slow. As computer users, of course, we want a computer that has optimal performance, is fast and stable. Before making a computer anti-slow, we should first know some of the things that cause our computer’s performance to slow, hang often and even appear various errors that cause the computer to crash so it’s no longer comfortable. used. Some of the most common things that can cause computer problems so that our computers feel slow include:

  1. Ignoring Minimum Hardware Requirements, when installing an application.
    All software / applications have a minimum specification of computer hardware needed so that the application can run normally. And we remember that it is a minimum specification, so for the application to run optimally, our computer specifications must be higher than the application’s system requirements.
  1. Overheating of hardware components, some hardware components that often overheat are Processor, Mainboard, VGA Card and Power Supply. Overheat on the hardware components usually occurs because the cooling system is not working optimally (eg Processor fan), the computer is placed in a room that does have a high enough temperature or it could be because the computer is operated 24 hours non-stop.
  2. Live time, computer hardware also can’t fight age, especially for capacitor components on the mainboard and hard drives. In general, a computer that has been operating for more than 5 years is the time to be upgraded or replaced with a new one.
  3. Too much software is installed, many processes are running in the background, there are viruses, malware and spyware that eat up Processor and Memory resources which can eventually cause our computers to feel very slow.

After we know some of the common causes of a slow computer, it’s time now to prepare and perform a few steps to tune up windows to make a slow computer.

  1. Know the specifications of our computer, don’t hesitate to upgrade components, especially for RAM which is still below 1 GB. If you are interested in buying a new computer, I think the current minimum specifications are a computer class Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz DDR3 RAM, 250 GB SATA Hard Drive and 530 Watt Power Supply.
  1. Clean the hardware components, open the CPU casing and clean the dust that sticks to the mainboard, fan and other peripherals using a soft brush and a vacuum cleaner.
  2. If indeed our computer specs are installed, install the programs that are really needed. It’s also a good idea to use alternative programs that have a small size and don’t take up a lot of resources, including:
    – Open Office, to open and edit documents
    – Foxit Reader, for reading PDF documents
    – Opera Mini, for faster and safer browsing
    – 7 Zip to create and open compressed files
    – VLC Media Player to run multimedia files
  3. Clean the computer from viruses, spyware and malware with a virus scanner such as Norman Malware Cleaner, then install an antivirus that does not burden the computer, I myself use avast free antivirus and make sure it is always updated.
  4. Disable Automatic Updates on windows.
  5. Disable windows services that are not used, the method is as follows:
    – Click start – run – type: services.msc
    – Double click on services that are not used, on the start up type option select disable
    – Some windows services that are usually unused include: Alerter, Clipbook, Distributed Link Tracking Client, Fast User Switching, Help and Support, Indexing Service, IPSEC Services, Remote Desktop Sharing Netmeeting, Portable Media Serial Number, Remote Desktop Help Session Manager, Remote Procedure Call Locator, Remote Registry, Remote Registry Service, Secondary Logon, Routing & Remote Access, Server, SSDP Discovery Service , Telnet, TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper, Upload Manager, Universal Plug and Play Device Host, Wireless Zero Configuration (for those who do not use wireless devices). For computers that are not connected to the network disable it too
    computer Browser, Messenger, Windows Time .
  6. Turn off some applications that run automatically when windows startup. I use the Start Up Control Panel tool to control what programs need or don’t need to be loaded when Windows starts up. Download the program at www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml, then run and disable some unnecessary services
  1. Turn off System Restore on multiple partitions or the entire drive. Besides being able to increase the speed of windows, disabling this feature will avoid a boomerang that occurs because of a virus that is entrenched in restore point files.
  • How: right-click the My computer icon – click Properties – click the System Restore tab – check Turn off system restore
    9. Clean the desktop of shortcuts and files that are not often used. To save data files, you should save them in a separate folder or drive. Use a wallpaper that does not take up a lot of memory resources or just use a color background on the desktop display.
    10. Set Visual Effects for Better Performance,
  • How: right click My computer – click Properties – click the Advance tab – on the Performance menu select settings,
    on the visual effects tab select Adjust for best Performance.

11. Clean the temporary files in the location C:Documents and Settings-username-Local Settings-Temp and C:Windows-Temp

  1. Run the Disk Cleanup Wizard to compress old files and clean up unnecessary files.
    How to click start – run – type: cleanmgr
  2. Run Disk Defragmenter regularly to tidy up the data stored on the hard drive.How to click start – run – type: dfrg.msc
  3. Run the CheckDisk tool to ensure that the file and directory structure on the hard disk is free from errors.
  • How: Open Windows Explorer, right-click on the hard drive to be scanned, select Properties, select the Tools tab, select Error Checking, click Check Now.
  • check Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors

15. Reinstall Windows and Applications. If you think the computer has too many problems, this is the last step we can do to make our computer return to its initial performance, save all data to another partition or hard drive and then start all over again from scratch, reinstall Windows and other application programs.
maybe that’s all I can share. hopefully can be useful and in the best use.

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