There’s nothing more frustrating to a propeller head—computer geek to the lay person—than using a slow computer.  For those of us who use computers for everything, life comes to a screeching halt while we watch the spinning blue ring.  Even though I work for “the fastest growing computer manufacturer in the world” (I couldn’t resist adding in that plug), you would assume that these problems do not apply to me.  I wish that were the case.

There are about 26 million web pages that tell you how to make your computer faster or perform better.  Everybody has an opinion on what makes your system run faster.  The top things to do are:

  • Increase your system’s memory
  • Remove those pesky spyware, malware, Trojan horses, viruses, etc.
  • Delete temporary internet files and temporary windows files, empty the trash, free up some disk space
  • Fix your windows registry files
  • Defrag your hard drive

Of course this is not a complete list, but it’s a start.  For those of you who are computer savvy, performing these tasks are not difficult, just time consuming and they get in the way of your normal computing life style.  For those of you who have little to no idea how to do these tasks, rest assured we can help.

Lenovo’s Premium Support Services has several ways to help you increase your computer’s performance, starting with our PC Checkup tool <>.  This tool will scan your hard drive for opportunities to increase the performance of your system and allow you to choose which issues you’d like to have repaired, for example, deleting temporary internet files, browser cookies, resetting your browser cache, etc.  Additionally, unlike most tools out there, this one is completely free.

Try it and let me know if you noticed an increase in your system’s performance.  Are there other tasks this tool should provide?  Does the tool work the way you expect?

Your input is greatly appreciated as we continue to provide you with the best computing experience.