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As computers become more widespread around the world, it's important that everyone becomes better at solving common issues like slow devices and non-responsive programs.

Sometimes, the simplest strategies are the most effective.

Run Fewer Programs

Close any files or programs you are not using. Even closing extra browser windows you have open can help your device operate more effectively.

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Restart Your Device

This clears the memory and allows your system to 'clean boot', freeing up resources in the process. 

Think of it like giving your device a break!

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What's the best way to restart your device?

Free Up Hard Drive Space

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  • Use the Disk Cleanup tool to free up space on your hard disk.

  • Free up disk space by deleting your computer's Recycle Bin.

  • Uninstall any unnecessary programs.


Ron wants to delete some programs from his computer. Which one should he NOT delete?

Take Action

The key to troubleshooting (whatever your computer issue) is to check at the different points where things might be going wrong. Oftentimes, the simplest solution is the most effective.

The next time a friend has a computer issue, offer to help solve it together!


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