As a computer enthusiast, people like to ask me how to fix some of their common problems. As most of you probably already know, after a bit of time, your computer tends to get a little bogged down. A slow computer can drive you absolutely crazy, and you might want to buy a new one, but why buy new when you can fix it yourself for absolutely no cost? I decided to start a little series within this blog with some tips about cleaning up, setting up, decking out, wiping out, and making your computer as bad ass as the day you got it.
As the introductory tip to this series, I'm going to go with one of the simplest, yet most effective:
Reinstalling the operating system on your computer.Whichever operating system you choose, you're eventually going to have to reinstall it. Over time, its just going to poop out on you, and that can be one of the biggest reasons computers slow down. But, there is a way for you to start again from scratch without having to spend any cash, and if you back up your data you can keep your important files while getting rid of all of the cyber crap gumming up the works. This is not a miracle cure by any means, especially if you have a hardware problem (however I'd be willing to bet less than 10% of peoples computer issues stem from broken hardware). And it can be a little tough if you're not the most tech savvy person. In reality, if you follow the instructions, and haven't kept your computer running at 150 degrees, a simple reinstall will fix almost all speed issues and BSOD (blue screen of death) errors.
Instead of giving you a how to on reinstalls, I'll give you links to people who can explain the process much better than I: