If you are upset at the current performance of your computer there is a lot you can do to fix this. If you haven’t tried any troubleshooting or maintenance yet, then you’re in luck. You can probably get at least 50% performance out of your present computer before you necessarily need to purchase a brand new one. Save money and reduce waste by trying to get more from your current electronics before immediately jumping to something new. This is really the way it should be – the constant waste of the computer industry is staggering in its scope. However if you’re not a computer geek it can be difficult to know what exactly to do first in an attempt to boost a slower computer.
Thankfully the niche for these types of people is filled with software hoping to bridge the gap. However, some of these software tools can be much better than others. It really just depends on what you want to do. In our experience many people can get a lot of benefit from something simple and feature rich. This review of Advanced System Repair Pro is great at explaining what and where this software can be used. It’s powerful enough for superusers yet simple enough for people who have no idea what they’re doing.
If you’re one of those people that has no idea what’s going on, we definitely suggest that you do a backup of your pc first, or at least complete a system restore point so that you can roll back any unintended consequences of cleaning your system. These programs are usually safe but every once in a while it might falsely flag a driver for deletion that you actually need. This can obviously cause some issues.
We also don’t really recommend cleaning the registry anymore unless you’re having serious issues with crashing or other errors. Computers these days are too powerful to really get bogged down by registry clutter. It may have been a thing in past times but it’s really no longer an issue with modern computers. Cleaning the registry was always slightly risky, so you really don’t need to do it anymore. Sometimes it can be helpful for certain errors and other issues but make a backup first.
Another thing that people can do is to ensure that all Windows updates have been installed and that all their drivers are up to date. This can sometimes be a huge game changer in terms of performance and stability. Drivers are often overlooked by people because they literally don’t even know they are there. Drivers are small bits of software that connect your hardware to your operating system. Hardware manufacturers are often updating drivers to improve performance or fix bugs.
If you are running a system where you can add more system RAM (memory) then that is another way to truly upgrade the performance of your system. More RAM means that your Windows computer can perform more operations at once. This is great for people who often just have “too many tabs open” and then complain that their computer is slow.