How can I speed up my Laptop?

Speed Up Your Laptop

Continually adding files, programs, music and photos to your laptop will reduce the speed of the machine and its responsiveness as do viruses and spyware.

There are ways to speed up your laptop and these are provided below.

Uninstall Unused Programs

Having lots of different programs on your laptop really slows your machine – delete any programs that you no longer use – however, be very careful when doing this as you don’t want to delete the wrong thing.

Viruses and Spyware

Viruses and spyware can slow down your machine – and stop it completely.  Make sure your anti-virus program is always up to date and regularly you are regularly running a scan to ensure your machine is clear of all malware. Remember, it is not a good idea to have two spyware programs running at one time as this will also slow your laptop as they interfere with each other. No matter what spyware program you have, you are still vulnerable to malware so if you get a particularly malicious virus please give us a call and for a fixed fee of $190 we will remove it for you and assist in help protect your machine from future infections.

Defrag your System

If you defrag your system, it will allow your applications to run more smoothly. This process puts your data into more tightly organised groups rather than spread across our hard drive.

Clean your Desktop

If you have a lot of downloads kept on your desktop this will really slow your machine. Move non-essential downloads in a separate folder.


One sure way to speed up your loading time is to only have the necessary programs opening at startup, de-click those programs that you only use occasionally.

Upgrade your Memory

If you have removed unwanted programs, defragged the laptop and it is still running very slow it might be time to consider a memory upgrade. This is quite inexpensive and if you call us on 3397 1215 or 0409 974 707, we can install it for you.

If you are concerned about doing any of the above on your own, please call us at Affordable Computer Repairs and Service and we will for an affordable fee do the necessary tasks to ensure your laptop runs faster.

How can I speed up my Laptop