your system’s slowness may be related to a lot of things, that’s to say:
- Running programs
- Running services
- …many other things
To perform the below mentioned tasks what you need is to improve your PC’s Run-Time performance: right click on ‘My Computer’ then click on ‘Properties’ & now on these Tab Pages click on ‘Advanced’, now on this page under Performance click on ‘Settings’ button. now under Visual Effects tab select the radio button “Adjust for best performance” and press ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’ button. Now your are ready to perform rest of the tips given.
Just to understand what may cause this problem first try and open the task manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) and the which process if using CPU and/or memory, once you find it check if this is not a system critical or needed program, then try and close this program.
Another try you may do is to start with a “clean” situation, that’s to say you can disable all services/autoruns that may slow your system. To do this click START select RUN, type MSCONFIG and press enter, this will give you the opportunity to check/uncheck unwanted processes or simply restart your PC with the less “loaded” configuration.
Please pay attention to services and programs to disable before doing it because this could bring instability to the system; before stopping/disabling a service or program first search on google the process name (example <i>lsass.exe</i>), this will give you an idea on what you are stopping/disabling.
I hope this helps.
One of the first things that you should do is to thoroughly scan your system for malware. Malware is notorious for slowing down a system. If a malware scan doesn’t get you anywhere, then I would suggest adding additional RAM to the system. Adding memory is usually the single most effective thing that you can do to increase system performance. Just make sure that the pagefile is set to either adjust its size dynamically or to be a minimum of 1.5 times the size of your memory (presently it needs to be at least 1.5 GB).