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Slow laptop? Use these tips.

A slow laptop is every laptop user's nightmare. We are often asked how you can make a laptop faster. Making your laptop faster involves more than just pressing a button. In this blog we give some tips.

1. Startup programs

Reduce the number of programs that start when you turn on your laptop. The fewer programs that start and run in the background, the faster your laptop will be. The laptop then has to work less hard.

By pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete at startup and then selecting 'Task Manager' you can see which programs use a lot of memory. You can then uncheck the 'run at startup' box in these programs themselves, often under the 'settings' heading.

2. Scan your laptop for viruses

Viruses can also really slow down your laptop. Scan your laptop for viruses and ensure that the viruses are removed. Always make sure your virus scanner is up to date. We have previously written a blog about a good virus scanner.


Delete the cookies from your internet browser regularly. Cookies and temporary internet files take up memory, which can result in a slow laptop. You can delete cookies and temporary internet files in your browser settings.

4. Laptop APK

You can also have your laptop cleaned. All viruses are removed, cookies are deleted, the programs are examined for errors and the laptop is fitted with a virus scanner. At BudgetFix you can have your laptop given an MOT from €50.

5. SSD drive

Finally, you can also choose to have your laptop equipped with an SSD drive. An SSD drive is up to 6 to 10 times faster than a regular hard drive. This will make your laptop start up, work and shut down noticeably faster. The laptop is often booted up and ready to use within a few seconds.

Need help or advice? Please feel free to contact us. We can be reached by telephone and email on working days between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

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