Common Misconceptions About Slow Computers Demystified

Computers always slow down as days and years pass. It is normal! However, why they slowdown is still unclear. There are many misconceptions about slow computers. Let’s demystify these misconceptions and find a solution to speed up your PC. 

A professional computer repair service can help you to speed up a PC. The professionals upgrade the laptop or make minor setting adjustments to speed the computer performance. They even advise best practices to maintain PC speed performance. Some even discuss the common myths they believed, which have caused a misuse of their money and time. 

Misconceptions about slow computers demystified

Malware slows down the computer

Viruses and spyware infections can indeed slow things. Sometimes the difference goes unnoticed even after the system is infiltrated. The developers design these malicious programs to run invisibly in the background, so that users may not remove them. Malware steals private information. Many people use several antivirus programs to keep their system healthy and manage PC speed.

Be aware – Never use more than one anti-virus program because multiple programs will be unable to keep the computer safe as it can cause software clashes. 

Clear all personal data from the hard drive to boost performance

Clearing personal photos, music, or videos from the hard drive will never speed up computer performance even if the files are huge… doesn’t matter! The caveat here is if the hard drive is nearly low on space then the computer will slow down significantly. It is because many programs need room to increase and decrease in size by creating temporary files. The system crawls if there is less room on the hard drive to store the temporary files. 

No need to ditch the existing drive but buy an external drive and attach it to the system. Thus offload some less accessed data there. 

Replace & upgrade components, it guarantees speed

You may feel that investing in more RAM or a new hard drive will enhance system speed then this is not true. It depends on the specific component you plan to buy and system capabilities.

Hard disk drives have multiple moving components, which improves revolution per minute [quick data access] but ultimately it is not suitable for common use. Instead, you can move from HDD to SSD [solid state drive]. 

RAM stores data for quick access, so more RAM means more storage for temporary data. It is true that RAM can enhance PC speed but has some downsides. You can encounter RAM limitations on some Windows. 

Cleaning registry speeds the system

Registry database is used to store settings by programs and Windows. The registry can have outdated files of obsolete software which is still uninstalled. Getting rid of these means you will hardly notice the difference. 

Registry cleaners can remove necessary things. Never mess with the registry or you can risk your system. 

Reinstalling the operating system allows gaining speed

If you wipe everything from the system and freshly install the OS there is a possibility of gaining speed. You can factory reset Windows but you may not find it comfortable to start from scratch. Over time, the programs will build and you will encounter the decline in speed just like before you wiped everything. 

A more advisable approach is to create a system image of everything periodically [every month is recommended]. If you encounter extreme system slowdown then revert to the former system copy.