Why is my computer running slowly?
The computer is running slowly and I am not sure why. It started out fine, but as time goes on, the computer only gets slower.
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Will, the question is very broad and depends on a lot of variables. When my clients come to me with this complaint I start with two things.
1) I gather all of the specs for that client's system. You're already listed the PC here. But if you've modified it at all, that would be useful to know.
2) What activities do you principally use your machine for? What are you doing mostly? Are you a worker? What kind? A student? Do you research? Do you play games or media? Are you a designer or programmer? Are you working on creative output (photos, movies, web)?
Also, there's a third think worth knowing, but it involves some observation on your part. Is the poor performance general, all the time? Or is it generally when you are doing certain things?
Starting with good info and more folks can likely help you out. To be honest, with my hands on scores of computer a week, the most common cause of slowdowns I professional see has to do with browsing. The web is a resource-intensive place, often more so than most games even. Better managing your system, better preparing your browsers, and having better and more attentive online use behaviors will go a long way towards most performance problems.
The important point here is,
What is the operating system?
As a new pc will have minimal programs installed things run smoothly.
As time goes by and you install programs, the software companies deem their program is very important and will have the program set to start automatically (which uses up some resources). Even though you are not actually using the program. Over time the number of these builds up eventually slowing down your system. As so many are started , that you do not automatically need right away.
What you need to do is to review start up procedure to disable auto start on programs you do not automatically need straight away. This does not mean to say that when you click on the program it will not start. It will work fine when you click on it to start in. It just means when you boot the pc it does not start it there and then.
Let me know the so and I can try and guide you from there.