Improve Computer Speed – a PRINCE2 Project to improve

Do you want to know how to improve computer speed easily? You most likely have a computer that is starting to slow down. This was exactly what was happening to my computer a while ago, before I finally managed to increase my computer speed again.

A computer slow down can be caused by many reasons, although some of them are much more common than others. This article will discuss some of the best ways you can use to improve computer speed. Typically these types of tasks are done within a PRINCE2 practitioner project course.

#1 Cause: Registry Errors

This is the number 1 cause of computer slow downs that accounts for more than 90% of computer speed problems. This was exactly the problem I had when my computer's speed went down significantly. Over time, every computer registry will become more corrupt, which will decrease computer speed.

How to Fix Registry Errors

It is very important that you fix registry errors immediately. This helps solve the problem, and increase computer speed.

So what exactly does the registry do?

Well, the registry is the database for all the critical information that your computer needs in order to work properly. Any corrupted or missing information will cause your computer to run slower.

"What is the registry exactly?"

Well, the registry is a database that stores hardware and software information, preferences, logins, passwords, and other computer-related data. For example, when you install new programs on your computer, new entries and records are written to your computer registry.

#2 Cause: Spyware, Adware & Malware

These irritating things can infect your computer if you have been surfing free download sites, or if you open suspicious applications. One or two spyware, adware or malware may cause a computer to run so slow, that you feel like your computer is crawling to a halt.

How to Fix Spyware, Adware & Malware

"How do I get rid of spyware, adware and malware?"

Firstly, you do not want to do this manually. The virus eats your computer memory until you have no chance to do anything else. You should always use a spyware, adware and malware removal utility.

Remember that a human being can never protect against the problem, so you might as well use something that can help you.

#3 Cause: Excessive Files In Your Temporary Folder

There are times that we store files in our computers that eventually end up there. These files that we create have to go through your "temp" folder. Over time, these files that are saved in the temp folder get large in size and they also create corrupted files that bring down the whole system.

How to Fix Excessive Files In Your Temporary Folder

Storing files in the temp folder is not the best way to store files. These files are always stored in corrupted files and they have the tendency to create more trouble.

To solve this problem, the best thing to do is to use the process of disk cleanup. You can access this by:

Click Start

Click All Programs

Click Accessories

Click System Tools

Click Disk Cleanup.

Once you have closed this box, you will notice that theFiles Wagon, you will see an option that says "perform full file scans". Click on this and allow the computer to scan your disk. This is the best process to fix corrupted files.

#4 Cause: Overloaded Programs

Installing too many programs to your computer can cause some of them to be run automatically when the computer starts up. You may not be using all these programs and consequently they are using a lot of memory and CPU power.

How to Fix Overloaded Programs

To stop some of these programs from starting up when you start up your computer, click one of the programs and then click End Task. Make sure you click End Task immediately after clicking on the program, or the program may already be running and you will have to end its process to stop the program from running. Moreover, you should also uninstall the program if you are not going to use it. You can uninstall it by going Start, then, Control Panel, and then Add/Remove Programs.

#5 Cause: Freezing

Your computer can freeze up due to hardware problems, insufficient RAM, or cause your computer to run too slow.

How to Fix Freezing

If there are insufficient transistors on your CPU, it can cause your computer to freeze. You can use extra cores by having an extra physical RAM until your computer is frozen.

#6 Cause: System Trends

 graphs and trends in your computer indicate problems in your system that can contribute to your PC's poorly performance. You can use graphs for a while but I personally do not recommend it. Simply setup a stop watch and stop those trends before they become a problem.

Keeping your computer stored and cleaned up is an important part of having a PC that runs fast.