Speed Up Your Computer

April 27, 2022

There is nothing worse than a slow-running computer or laptop when you really need to finish a piece of work, help the kids with their homework, play a game, or otherwise get things done.

The good news is, for most people, most of the time, it is possible to speed up your devices and have them running like a dream. Below are some of the best tips to help you do just that so you no longer have to spend ages waiting for a website or file to load very again…

Get rid of junk files

Junk files are any files on your computer than do not need to be there, and which do not serve any useful purpose. There are a number of computer cleaning tools, such as Clean My Mac, which you can use to quickly and effectively erase them from your laptop or computer, and doing so will free up memory on your device so that it can carry out various tasks far more efficiently.

Clear your cache

If you want your web browser to work more quickly for you when you are looking things up online or watching YouTube or whatever, then it is often a good idea to clear your browser’s cache, which will delete temporary internet files which might be being stored on your computer.

How you do this will depend on which browser you are using, but it is usually a very simple process, ad there will be FAQs teaching you how to do this online.

Get files off your desktop

If you have a lot of files visible on your desktop, by which I mean the screen that appears when you log on to your computer, it is a really good idea to move them to a dedicated file such as the My Documents file on your computer instead. 

When they are on the desktop, it takes many more system resources to load the computer up when you switch it on and it is so unnecessary when simply filing those documents elsewhere dan speed things up significantly.

Physically clean it

Of course, computers and laptops also need to be physically, as well as digitally, cleaned from time to time, and removing dust and debris from inside your computer case can really help to speed your system up, and also stop it from overheating, or the parts from burning out. 

Cleaning with a damp cloth and compressed air is really simple, but if you have never done it before, you might want to watch a tutorial or two just to be on the safe side. Alternatively, most computer repair places will also do a deep clean of your device if you need them to do so.

Speeding up your computer will mean that you can spend less time on tech-related tasks and more time enjoying yourself, so what are you waiting for? Put these tips into action and stop having to wait around to do the most basic things on your device.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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