There can be several reasons for a computer running slow. The only way to know for sure is to have it checked by a professional.
1. Windows Updates – When you buy a new computer, it’s running fast as it was designed to work with the version of Windows that is on it at the time. As time goes by, multiple changes in the form of updates and service packs are made to the operating system. Many of these changes make the operating system bigger and slower, but are needed to patch security issues and stability issues. When you buy a new computer, don’t buy the cheapest one out there. It’s likely to become obsolete very quickly.
2. Windows Corruption – Windows can become corrupted due to many reasons. A program that didn’t install properly, a power outage without shutting down the system properly, an unstability when using a program that causes a blue screen or other crash. Many times Windows can be repaired without a fresh install.
3. Virus – viruses, adware, and spyware can cause pop-ups, slow computing, Windows corruption and more. Make sure you protect yourself with a good anti-virus, a good backup plan, and if your computer does get infected, take it to a qualified person for removal.
4- Bad Hard Drive – Most people don’t think that it’s a bad hard drive when the computer starts to run slow. But sometimes hard drives crash slowly as they build up bad sectors. If you ignore this, and don’t have a great backup plan, you are at risk for losing all of your data.
In any of these situations, it’s important to have your computer checked. Any of these problems can cause lost productivity as well as lost data.
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