Tips to Speed Up and Clean Your Computer

Is your computer running significantly slower than usual? Is it crashing now and then? If yes, well, chances are that it is time to clean your system. Before you call customer support or take it down to the store, we recommend that you simply clean your system and see how that works for you. More often than not, a clean-up will fix your problem and easily speed up your device. 

As one of the country’s premier IT service providers, we have years of experience fixing things like this. And, today, we are sharing some of our trade secrets so that you can fix such small issues on your own without reaching out to a service provider. 

If the problem persists then connect with an IT service provider. 

Top Tips to Clean and Speed-up Your PC 

Here are some of the best ways to clean and speed up your device – 

Delete huge files that you no longer need 

Usually, a PC slows down when it is overloaded with data. It also starts to malfunction more often than not. To free up some space on your device and improve the speed, delete some of the files that you do not need. Look specifically in the Downloads folder where we often leave a lot of big files that we never even take a look at. 

Uninstall unnecessary applications 

We are all guilty of installing applications that we do not even open twice. If your system is full of such applications, delete them as soon as possible. Uninstall every application that you do not require and free up some much-needed space on your device. 

Clear your browser cookies (and, cache) 

Clear your browser cookies and empty your cache as well. Over time, as we browse incessantly, a lot of cookies get stored and our cache gets full as well. This slows down your PC and by deleting all of this you can easily restore your computer’s speed. If you want, you can also delete your browsing history though this does not affect device speed. 

Still, facing speed issues? 

These are some of the best ways to fix speed issues due to an overloaded system. However, if the problem persists, we recommend that you show your device to a service provider. They will show you a variety of ways in which you can boost speed, such as – 

  • You can update your drives to the latest version. 
  • You can upgrade your RAM and/or GPU. 
  • You can consider switching to an SSD. 
  • You can consider defragmenting your drives. 

Connect with us at Cretronix Effortless Computing 

Cretronix Effortless Computing is UK’s premier managed IT, service provider. Whether you want to understand more about the newest technology on the block or fix the IT problems in your office, we are just a call away. Connect with us at 01483 963 717 and let us get started on fixing your IT problems.