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3 simple ways to speed up an old PC

3 simple ways to speed up an old PC
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Your computer might have seemed speedy when you first got it, but the world has gotten even more fast-paced in the years since. New computers with more advanced processors, solid-state hard drives and Windows 10 can boot in 20 seconds or less, and open programs in a snap.

Smartphones and tablets are just as powerful as the computers of a few years ago and run lighter operating systems, so everything you do feels almost instant. How can your older system possibly compete?

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You might be tempted to buy a new computer, but not so fast. Yes, new computers aren't relatively expensive, but they'll still set you back several hundred dollars, unless you go for a $130 one.

Before you spend any money on a new computer, there are a few things you can try to give your current system a bit more gas. We're going to look at speeding up your startup, clearing out junk that slows things down and some programs that can give you a boost.

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