Tag: Add or Remove Programs

Remove unused software to help speed up your PC

remove unused programs to speed up your computerEven small programs can consume your computer’s system resources which leads to computer slow down, crashes and freezes. When your Windows system resources are low your computer has less processing power for each application.

Having even a few unnecessary programs can unnecessarily hog system resources. In addition, many programs launch in the background as Windows starts up, which can begin slowing down your computer before you even begin using it.

To alleviate this problem, Windows has a tool that allows your to remove programs that you don’t need or want anymore.  Even if you have a new operating system, such

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How to Remove Programs from your Windows Computer

An example of the "Add or Remove Programs" dialog box in Windows XP.

Your computer comes with a lot of programs, some are vital like a word processor or spread sheet make, but often will come with extraneous programs that you may not use, such as an extra video editing software or a virus protection program you may not use. These files on your Windows computer may be taking up space and slowing down your operations.  It is important to not clutter your hard drive for it will slow things down and you may have to defragment it more often.…

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