One of the best things about a new computer is the speed. It boots fast, opens programs like a dream and generally doesn't leave you checking your watch.
Nobody likes using a sluggish computer. Instead of banging your head against your monitor, here are easy ways to speed up your Mac or PC.
Speed up your startup
The most annoying computer slowdown for most people is startup. Even new computers can take a few minutes to start. After years of use, it can seem like hours.
Your computer spends much of that time starting third-party programs. Security software, printer software and driver updaters are just a few examples. The frustrating part is that many of these don't need to run at startup.
Autoruns is a freebie that can help reduce the load. It finds and disables unneeded programs so they don't slow you down. But it won't stop important startup processes, like security software.
Startup Delayer is a good program if you want more control. You can tell what programs to start when. That way, they're not fighting for system resources.
If you have a Windows 7 or 8 computer, you might invest in a solid-state hard drive (SSD). These are much faster than conventional hard drives. It can bring your startup times to well under a minute.
RESTART YOUR COMPUTER.
CLEAN UP YOUR HARD DRIVE.
UPDATE YOUR SOFTWARE.
MANAGE START UP …
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