Smart Ways to Speed Up Your Computer
Clean Out the Junk
For the most part, older computers don’t slow down from age, but from junk files in desperate need of cleaning out. These include temporary files left behind even after they’re needed. To clean house, use Disk Cleanup in Windows, which purges temp files, downloaded programs, setup logs, and the Recycle Bin, in addition to compressing many unused files so that they take up less room. Your computer will breathe a big sigh of relief after you do this. (To find Disk Cleanup, go from the Start menu to Programs, Accessories, System Tools. It’s there.)
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