Uninstall Unused Programs

Just like emptying the recycle bin clears up the storage space on your computers hard drive, old programs that you no longer use also take up space and sometimes are even still running in the background and you don’t even realize it. Removing these old, unused or seldom used programs can greatly increase the speed of your computer. Head on over to your computer’s Control Panel and find the section to Remove Programs. Review that long list that appears and get rid of the stuff you don’t use!…

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.…

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.…