With so many of us working more from home this past year and a bit, the likelihood is that you’ve probably been putting your computer through its paces. It is normal for computers to get a bit slower and temperamental as they get older (don’t we all?), but there are a few things that you can do that will help to ensure that they have a useful longevity.
Below, we’ve split this into sections on what to do if your PC or Mac is slow – and then, how to know if it’s time for a new machine.
Firstly let’s get something out of the way quickly that will help regardless of if you’re using a Mac or PC. Try switching your computer off and on again. We have explained this in more detail here, but in a nutshell – this will get rid of all of the temporary data on your machine which may be a reason why it is running slowly.
If that doesn’t work, then try the following for a PC.
In both instances, you might benefit from doing a little Spring Cleaning of your machine.
First, ask yourself how old the computer is. If it’s over the age of five, it’s really had a decent innings and it might be time to upgrade.
This won’t be for slowness alone. Older machines usually can’t support newer operating systems – which can end up creating interruptions in productivity when having to deal with IT issues. Just the other day it was announced that Windows 10 is scheduled for retirement, so if you’ve got a machine still operating that it might be time to start thinking about replacing it.
Think that you’ve come to the end of the useful life of your machine?
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