Why is my computer running slowly?

If your computer starts running slowly, or takes a long time to start up, it probably needs some attention. You may be able to do quite a lot yourself, or may need to ask for technical help.There are a number of things you could try:

  • Reduce the number of applications running in the background.
  • Add more RAM (memory). It’s cheap to buy and you may be able to install it yourself.
  • Run anti-virus software to remove viruses or spyware.
  • Run defragmenting software to tidy up your files on your hard disk
  • Consider replacing the computer.


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