There are many reasons that can serve as answers to the frequently asked questions of “Why is my computer so slow?” Some of the most common reasons for generic PC performance degradation are a result of one or several software that are installed or have been installed. For this reason, as each new Windows software is installed and uninstalled, the amount of traces left behind are increasing, at both registry and file system level. In order for the computer to run efficiently and effectively, proper maintenance and cleaning procedures are required to be performed at certain intervals of time.
One of the most sensible parts of the Windows operating system is the Windows registry. Due to temporary data, settings and references left behind by most software packages that have been installed or uninstalled on a PC, the Windows registry is in many cases one of the answers for the question “Why is my computer so slow?”
In order to properly address Windows registry problems, certain software support is required, in order to avoid risks that can arise as a result of any manual Windows registry modifications. One of the primary utilities used in this direction is PC Health Advisor, the award winning software provided by Paretologic.
PC Health Advisor is capable to scan, identify and properly fix Windows registry problems such as program shortcuts and invalid references, invalid class keys and shell extensions as well as empty registry keys that slow down generic operating system access to the registry database. With a fully customizable scheduling feature, PC Health Advisor can perform both manual and fully automatic Windows registry maintenance tasks.
While most advanced users that operate PC Health Advisor choose to benefit from the manual customizations that are possible as part of each Windows registry maintenance routine, less experienced PC users will surely enjoy the comfort of working with the automatic maintenance routine that is built-in in the default installation of the software package.
Regardless if the PC user prefers to benefit from customizations of scanning and registry repair procedures or sit back and relax while PC Health Advisor does everything automatically, constant Microsoft Windows operating system maintenance is required in order to benefit from the entire set of features, at the best quality that it can provide.
Two other issues seem to stand out besides the Windows registry. They are too many programs actively running and not enough computer memory.
Over the course of time as you install more and more programs onto your computer you will notice that the overall performance of the PC goes way down. This is often due to too many programs running that just don’t need to be active. For instance Skype and Kodak Easy share software. Both programs are great but how often do you really use them? If the answer is only once a week then consider taking them out of the start-up menu. They will still be on your computer but they will not auto start and take up that valuable RAM. It is also a good idea to look into purchasing more RAM. Often times this is a very cheap alternative compared to purchasing a new computer.