See What's Making Your Computer Run Slow and How to Fix It
We all know the frustration of a slow computer, watching that dreaded color wheel spin while work is piling up. But you can only work as fast as your PC, right?
If your computer is running slow, the first step to make your computer run faster is getting to the root of the problem. First, we will review top-level issues that slow PC performance, then we will show you two options to help speed up your Windows 10 PC.
What's at the root of your slow PC?
Here are some common reasons for computer slowdowns:
Unwanted files and programs. Over time, your Windows 10 PC may become bogged down with crud that wastes space. Files and programs you fail to clean up can clutter your hard drive and slow things down. Free hard drive space is needed to allow programs to operate at top speed.
Unneeded registry entries. Practically everything you do on your computer creates a Windows Registry entry. Windows OS doesn't regularly clean outdated Registry entries
Fragmented portions of your hard drive. In terms of computer speed, the hard drive is a primary bottleneck. Over time, data on your PC becomes fragmented into pieces, spread over a large area taking up space on your drive, causing your drive to work slower than it should.
Outdated browser add-ons. Since much of what you do on a computer is online, anything that slows down your web browser will influence the overall speed and performance of your PC. Your computer may be gunked up with add-ons and toolbars you didn't even know you had that run in the background, using valuable space.
Operating systems changes. When Windows 10 Creators Update was released, it was supposed to improve PC performance and deliver a faster Windows 10 user experience. But many users were frustrated by slow PC performance after updating due to hanging applications, input reaction lags, random computer freezes, longer loading times and high CPU usage.
Security flaws in chips and processors. Intel this year has responded to claims that the company's processors have a security bug, requiring software fixes that slow down PCs. For example, a security patch to Intel CPUs that was meant to fix such a flaw was found to cause unexpected reboots.
The problems aren't confined to Intel processors. Many types of computing devices, including those with AMD processors and operating systems other than Windows — have reported flaws that lead to unpredictable operating system behavior, which can cause a slow computer.
So, what can you do to speed up your PC?
If your computer isn't running as fast as it should be, it may be time for you to "clean my PC." You have two options when it comes to cleaning your computer.
Slow Computer Fix Option 1: Windows includes built-in PC cleaner tools that may improve Windows 10 performance. If you choose to go the do-it-yourself PC tuneup route, you'll need to know the names of the useful system utilities as some are buried deep in the Start menu. For others, you'll need to know the right commands to run. A good place to start is this page on Microsoft's support website detailing the steps needed to clean your PC.
Slow Computer Fix Option 2: If you prefer to save time and work, you can skip all the steps detailed on Microsoft's DIY computer cleanup page and instead automate your PC tuneup with a program called MyCleanPC that is especially effective to speed up Windows 10.
MyCleanPC is a Windows 10 PC cleaner application that does all the work for you to keep your computer running fast.
What does MyCleanPC do?
For starters, the file cleaner finds and removes junk data that's taking up disk space, Registry repair clears Registry errors and items causing slow performance, and disk optimization defragments your hard drive to improve overall computer speed. While the primary benefit of using MyCleanPC is a faster computer, it also goes well beyond Windows built-in PC cleaner tools by finding hidden, privacy-exposing items.
If you are interested in learning more, you can start with a free PC diagnosis so you can see exactly what's slowing down your computer. There's no charge for the diagnosis — just a free opportunity to understand the issues that are affecting your computer's speed and performance. Visit MyCleanPC to get started.