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My computer has started taking a long time to change screens and find stuff. It seems that I sit and wait on everything I try to pull up. Is there something I can do to solve this so I don't have to sit and wait so long?

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A catch all answer to this question would be reinstalling your operating system.

1. Uninstall unused programs and delete files YOU CREATED that you do not need. Also delete all your temporary internet files. You want to free up hard **** space. Less files for your computer to go through to find what it needs speeds up all aspects of your computer.

2. Run MSCONFIG and click on the startup tab. Uncheck anything that is NOT needed to boot or for your computer to function properly. You can run MSCONFIG through "run" or in Vista by doing a search for it and clicking on it.

3. http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Run this program to check for hard to detect spyware/virus. Spyware always slows a computer down big time. this program is free and has worked better than any other "pay" program I have ever used. I repair computers for a living and this is my new tool to automate some repairs.

4. Defrag your hard drive. This reorders files on your hard drive to make them easier for the computer to find them.

After doing the suggestions of 1-4, you will notice a considerable speed increase from your computer. If you want even more, reinstall your Operating System, which is something I suggest doing about once a year.

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