How to Speed Up Computer?

@Dalane (700)
United States
March 13, 2016 10:42am CST
I haven't been on MyLot for a couple of weeks. I would like to say that it's because I've been on an extended vacation, but that would be a lie. It's just technical problems with my computer. It's been sooo slow. I find it frustrating to do much work because it takes twice as long. I cleared my temporary internet files and that seemed to help some. Anyone have tips on how to speed up your computer?
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@rina110383 (24070)
13 Mar 16
If you have applications at startup, prevent their launching by disabling them. Free up your disk space. The hard drive might be completely full that's why your PC runs slow. Reset it and reinstall your operating system. Some were also mentioned by other myLotters. You can also try them.
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@Mike197602 (13899)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar 16
getting rid of unwanted startups is a good thing to do. on that ccleaner there's a section to do that.
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@rina110383 (24070)
13 Mar 16
@Mike197602 Sorry, I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip, as always.
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@Mike197602 (13899)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar 16
you've nothing to be sorry for, I was just mentioning that the ccleaner thing I talked about is useful as it can do a few things.
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• Greece
15 Mar 16
I'm finding it slowing down a little with all the new large photos we have now.. I have never investigated the technology for speeding it up.
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@Dalane (700)
• United States
15 Mar 16
Yes, the larger pictures slow things down. It's also slow on other sites too, so it's my computer.
@Corbin5 (113412)
• United States
13 Mar 16
Mine is slow too on occasion. Hope your question offers some tips because I am not sure how to speed things up.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
13 Mar 16
You might also run your virus and spyware protection to make sure you are clear.
@Dalane (700)
• United States
15 Mar 16
Thanks. I did that and reestarted my computer and it's still slow.
@snowy22315 (51282)
• United States
13 Mar 16
run a virus scan, you may have something messing up your computer that you don't know about.
@Dalane (700)
• United States
15 Mar 16
I did run a Norton scan so it has to be something else. Thanks for your comment though.
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@marlina (76765)
• Canada
13 Mar 16
You got the same answers that I would have given you .