Speeding up a Windows PC often involves getting rid of temporary files and checking to be sure no viruses or extraneous programs exist. A variety of downloadable programs are available to check for these problems and fix them.
The best place to begin the speed-up process is in the computer's browser. Dumping temporary internet files, including cookies, often speeds up the computer significantly. In addition, many people do not realize that when they download and install programs they want, other programs often tag along. These frequently come in the form of browser toolbars. Removing software that is no longer used and turning off unused programs that automatically start when the computer boots are also good tactics in speeding up a slothful computer.