I am submitting a summary checklist of general things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need additional measures before they can be removed; usually a websearch will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to request assistance.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the issue may rest there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A smart user will normally perform a websearch about the application before getting because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are all over the World wide web. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Seasoned customers will routinely run two or three of the programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A set of very good, free anti-spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that permits them to be opened promptly; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to handle startups will be to use one of many small utilities available (see the BC list of free applications). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you don’t need, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are unsure about what could be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a really complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would contain the additional maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help do that. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you may do significant damage by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Have it mend Non Genuine Windows Vista.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will place affiliated sections of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up programs.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will find a marked improvement in pc performance.