After a person buys a PC and uses it for the first time, he or she is initially surprised at the speed at which it processes data and the efficiency at which it runs programs. At first, the user is amazed by the entire computing experience. This is the case with any PC. When it is first bought and installed, it is fast and very efficient, but can slow down within a matter of months. This slowdown in speed is due to the simple fact that the PC has to use its hardware more than when it was in a box at the store.
At first, a PC only has information from the manufacturer, and a basic set of software which is included with every PC produced by the company. Then, the PC gets bought by a costumer, who would most likely use the PC for entertainment, or another activity intensive on hardware. Storing data to the hard disk and exhausting PC hardware will make the PC slower. It is inevitable that a PC will become slower over the course of its lifetime, and should be expected by the user.
Desktop PC users really hate it when their PC slows down. Because of this, I have compiled a list of measures that can be applied to remedy the situation:
First of all, check your hardware; make sure that it is sufficient. Take it to your PC mechanic so that he could advise you whether to upgrade or repair a component.
After the first step, you could scan Windows for errors. After a while, the registry gets contaminated with errors, due to corrupt programs or programs that have not been completely removed, leaving traces in the registry. A registry repair console can be used to fix this. I would personally recommend the Auslogics suite to improve the overall performance of your PC.
You can also install an Anti-Virus Software. Viruses and Malware make your PC slower, since they use your RAM and Processor, and can also have intensive demands on other pieces of hardware in your PC. I recommend for a PC user to buy and install antivirus software, of which Bit-defender is my personal favorite.
In addition, you can De-fragment your PC once per week. After a while, information written to the hard disk may be scattered, making them harder and more time demanding to retrieve. Using a program such as Defraggler can help reverse the problem.
This, along with constant PC monitoring, and occasional trips to the mechanic, can make sure that a PC not only gets faster, but also is operable for a longer time.