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If you've owned your computer for a while, you may notice it's slowed down since you first bought it. Hi, I'm Charles Stewart Jr., and I'm going to tell you how to speed up your computer. First thing you can do without spending any money, is to, go through your drive, and clean it up. Definitely, first go to my computer, and click on that, and select your drive. And over there it should tell you how much free space you have on your drive. If you notice you've only got maybe 5G left, and you've got a 250G hard drive, that's not a good thing, that means you're pretty much, filled it up. Once your drive starts to fill up, it's taking longer for your system to find the information it needs, so it'll cause it to slow down significantly. So, what you want to also do is, go through and delete your Cookies. Because if you've been on your Internet Explorer, because, in a Cookie it's just a little piece of information that you get, every time you visit a website, that lets them know a little bit about you, as far as, like maybe where you're from, if you're, you know, a weather website. So you want to delete all that stuff, because, it's great for the sites you go to all the time, and the next time you go to the site, it'll put itself back on there, but a lot of sites that you might go to once, will store information on your computer, and slow it down significantly. So, you want to delete your Cookies, and then also go in and run a disk clean up utility, and that can be found in your system tools, and erase all the stuff you don't need anymore. And also, go through and look at programs that you might not be using anymore, and remove those, run an un-install program and get those out of there. Anything you can do to really clean up that hard drive. Another thing to do, it would be to add RAM, that's probably one of the cheapest, and most significant things you can do, to increase the speed of your computer. And a lot of people don't realize, that, when they're buying a computer, they look at processor speed, and they skimp on RAM. Well, it's better to have a slower processor with more RAM, because your computer will run a lot faster. So if that's something, you'd look up your- who made your computer, if it's a HP or Dell, go to their website, and see what kind of RAM your computer can use and work with, and go buy some more RAM. Maybe even open it up, and see what kind of RAM you got in there, like if you have any slots available, and just upgrade that, and you'll notice a significant speed increase in your computer from that. And then also, maybe just getting the external hard drive to keep all your personal files on, so you're not cluttering up your primary hard drive that your operating system runs on. And these are just a few things to speed up your computer.