Clean out that Dirty Computer (literally!)

Not only do we need to clean out the clutter within our computers operating system, we need to clean out the dirt and dust that’s physically INSIDE our computers tower/case! Excess dust will restrict airflow in the case and prevent the computer fans from cooling down computer like it should. Thus making everything hotter, and heat is NO GOOD! Regularly crack that case open (careful, this may void warranty) and take it outside with one of these can’s of air and blow the dust out of that thing!…

Prevent Programs from Loading at Startup

If you’re a little more computer savvy, you can check out what programs are loading during the startup of your computer. This is what causes that bootup time to be so slow! You don’t even realize the various programs you install sometimes are designed to automatically start when your computer turns on. Whether you use them daily or not! This is just a waste of resources and I suggest reviewing this list of startup programs once in a while to make sure it only contains the necessary items you need. You can run the built-in windows MSCONFIG tool, or look at third party software options, such as CCleaner which has a friendly interface to access the startup programs (not to mention, CCleaner does a boat load of other tricks to clean up your PC!).…

Upgrade your RAM or Memory

This is one of the few recommendations that will (most likely) cost you some coin. Most likely the RAM or Memory in your computer can be upgraded to a larger amount. And when it comes to memory, the more the better! These can generally be done fairly easily, check out YouTube for some walk-throughs on doing this. The only really tricky part is getting the CORRECT RAM for your particular PC, as most them are different! I suggest this tool from Crucial that allows it to scan your PC hardware to figure out what type of RAM you need. Then pop on over to Amazon to find the best deal!…

Fresh Windows Installation

One of the more difficult things to do, but can REALLY cover most of the previously mentioned tasks is to reinstall your Windows Operating System. This isn’t for the faint of heart, and should be done by someone experienced with it. It WILL erase everything on your computer. So a good backup is extremely important! Talk to your local PC repair tech about this one. Shouldn’t be very expensive to do, if you want to go this route. But it will make that PC run like the day you got it, or even better!…

Tips to Fix a Slow Computer

Are you tired and frustrated by your slow computer? Want to make your PC faster and want to know more on how to fix my computer for free? You’ve reached the right place! Here at Tech Coach Albert I’m working hard on teaching you the best ways to make your computer faster, fix that slow booting computer, how to fix computer viruses and best of all, how to fix my slow computer for FREE! Most all the tips I give below are tried, true and trusted solutions directly related to the slow computer fix.

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So, let’s get right to the point. Below are the 16 BEST Slow Computer Fixes (in order of easiest to hardest) you can find, and most are free! I’ll be working on adding more in-depth guides for each of these ways to fix a slow computer. I’d recommend entering your email in the upper right corner (desktop) or down below (mobile) so you can be one of the first to know when the detailed guides are available!…

Reboot or Restart Your Computer

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Rebooting your computer is simply turning it off, and then turning back on. This clears out loads of temporary data stored within your PC and believe it or not, this CAN (and does!) solve a lot of problems. So, give it a shot. Turn that computer off for a second to clear out those temporary files and speed up that old PC. For a more info, check this post on how a restart can fix a slow computer.…

Empty Recycle Bin

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Emptying your recycle bin is a commonly left out task that most people forget to do. When you delete something, it doesn’t actually get deleted. It goes in the recycle bin just in case you did it by accident. That item is still taking up storage space on your computers hard drive, and freeing up storage space means your computer has to work less to find that data it actually needs. So make sure you regularly empty that recycle bin! For more details, check this post on why emptying the recycle bin can make your computer faster.…