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Are you struggling with your PC?

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Can someone share their thoughts?
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Reasons Your Computer is Slow and How to Fix It

by deborasumopayroll In reply to Are you struggling with y ...

1) Too many programs and/or browser tabs are open. Yes, in today’s digital world, it is possible to do a million things at once. But at some point, your computer’s memory and processing speed will not allow for the seamless switching from one open program to another. As for keeping multiple tabs open in your browser for future reference — if any of them auto-refresh (think news sites and live streams) or continue to download and rotate advertisements, you will notice a serious difference. In addition, popular Internet-connected music apps like Spotify can store a large cache of data that will similarly slow you down.

How to fix it: Shut down or quit any programs you aren’t actively using, and stick with just one browser window if you can. Want to save multiple tabs or links for future reading? Use the handy Bookmark option in Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome.

2) Your hard drive or memory could be maxed out. The biggest surprise here is that your hard drive or memory performance will start suffering long before it is 100% full. IT experts estimate that even at 85% capacity, your computer’s efficiency and productivity can be reduced to a crawl. Programs, application updates, Internet downloads, and temporary files are the main culprits for taking up hard drive and memory space, along with large industry-specific files for those in the graphic design, architecture, and engineering worlds. In short, you can’t run the latest version of Photoshop on an entry-level or old computer.

How to fix it: Start simple by emptying your computer’s trash. Then consider moving those aforementioned large files to the cloud, or delete files that aren’t being used. The assistance of a trusted IT provider can help you navigate these changes safely and securely. And if an upgrade to increased RAM or larger hard drive is necessary, working with a technology expert on installation and implementation is critical for continued success.

3) Unnecessary software updates are overloading your machine. This ties in to the previous point, but it bears repeating and extra exploration. Many programs and applications come pre-installed with automatic updates activated, but these can take up valuable hard drive space and interfere with normal functions when auto-installers turn on. They can confuse computer users, as well, and put your company’s security at risk.

How to fix it: Consider a proactive monitoring and maintenance solution like CMIT Marathon, which keeps your computers

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