Although not as beneficial as a full
maintenance service, a performance improvement
session may be all your computer needs to recover lost youth. A faster
computer is more enjoyable to use and can delay the date when a replacement
is required. There are four main reasons why computers slow with age
- Too many concurrent programs running. When
first installed, Windows has about 40 programs running in the background.
As more applications are installed this can creep up to almost 100 and each
one is competing for the same limited resource. By introducing a
switch to enable little used processes to run on demand rather than when
Windows is started, you can reclaim the hardware for the foreground programs
you want to use.
Adware and spyware are pernicious applications that often appear when
you install a 'regular' program or sometimes even when you do no more than
visit an apparently harmless website. Some of this malware is
prevented or removed by your Internet security suite, but none of them can
remove it all. This service does.
fragmentation is the gradual splitting of files and programs over
different parts of your hard disk drive. It happens on all systems and
greatly slows the computer, as reading from disk is usually the slowest
operation of a computer, and if two or more reads are required when one
would suffice, a heavy speed penalty ensues. This is especially noticeable
on versions of Windows before Vista.
- Hardware limitations. As new software is
released it is often aimed at modern hardware. A small component
upgrade can be all that is needed. Typically adding additional
will cost about £25 and produce a sudden boost to your productivity.
This service will analyse your computer and recommend upgrades if there are
any cost effective ones available.