How Can I Speed Up My Computer Without Totally Wiping it?
If your computer is acting slow or buggy, you might do a quick internet search to try and get some answers for how to speed up this computer. Unfortunately, one of the most common pieces of advice that's given is a full operating system reinstallation. While this approach does solve a lot of speed-related problems, it takes an extremely long time to perform and often, it can also create a few headaches in the process!
Why do a full operating system wipe?
Why do so many websites advise a full operating system wipe to speed up PC lag? Well, for starters, it acts like a baseline reset for the entire system. Not only does it install a factory original version of Windows, it eliminates all of the little oddities your operating system may have picked up throughout its life — things that might have contributed to the slowdown.
Another reason people do a full system wipe is to make sure they're getting rid of absolutely anything that might be accidently overlooked. For example, corrupted registry files can easily lurk within your system and cause issues. Resetting the operating system gets rid of these corruptions and restores the proper file to eliminate the problem.
Finally, a full wipe is a good way to handle a lot of problems all at once. It's a 'nuke it and start fresh' approach! For example, if you have viruses, corrupted files, bloatware and other problems, wiping your computer fixes all of them at the same time, definitively.
The problem with a wipe
While wiping your operating system and reinstalling everything may seem like a good idea, it's often more trouble than it's worth. Depending on your version of Windows and the hardware you're running, a full reinstall can take hours at a time — sometimes even days if you have a lot of custom programming to reinstall!
Another issue is that resetting your computer returns everything to factory settings, which means erasing all of your preferences and familiar setups. While it might speed things up, you might actually waste more time trying to figure everything out and reconfigure your settings all over again!
And don't forget about upgrade issues! Let's say you've installed a few updates since you last installed your factory version of Windows. During the reinstall, you'll need to download all of these updates all over again or risk leaving your computer vulnerable by skipping updates. This can cause an even bigger headache than simply working through a slowdown.
How to speed up your PC without wiping it
- Locate and remove/repair corrupted registry files
- Pinpoint and remove viruses and malware
- Clean caches and remove temporary files
- Disable or remove startup files or processes
MyCleanPC's tools have the same restorative touch as wiping your operating system, without having to sacrifice your preferences, your programs, your setup and, most importantly, your time.
The other advantage of using MyCleanPC instead of completely reinstalling your operating system is that you can keep on top of speed maintenance, instead of letting it get to be so bad that you need to wipe your system. By running MyCleanPC weekly or scheduling automated scans, you're able to resolve minor speed bugs early, before they impact your system in a noticeable way.
Save yourself a world of trouble
Reinstalling your operating system every once in a great while isn't a bad idea, but it's not the solution to addressing everyday speed problems. Instead of burdening yourself with a full wipe and reinstallation, as well as customization and configuration, the best thing you can do is stay ahead of speed issues with minor maintenance through MyCleanPC. Here are a few easy tips to save you even more time and speed up your computer:
- Configure automated cleaning daily, weekly or monthly
- Set your cleaning preferences to cover specific tasks to boost your speed
- Pay attention to scan results, to see where consistent speed problems occur
- Alternate between routine cleans and deep cleans for thorough speed solutions
Doing all of these things, backed by the power of MyCleanPC, will help you keep your computer running at peak speed each and every day. Instead of having to dedicate hours to a complete reinstallation, you can dedicate just a few minutes to configuring the program and keep on computing with peace of mind.