So your computer has slowed down too much and you don’t want to or can’t do a reformat? Then this tutorial will teach you how to speed up your pc without any cost and in a short time. Step 1: Download Spybot Search & Destroy and Lavasoft: Ad-Aware. These are free anti spyware programs that should get rid of at least some spyware. (however, if you suspect it is a virus or spyware problem, please see HERE and follow the instructions before you continue. Step 2: Delete any programs and files that you don’t use. This is generally the best way of speeding your pc up. Also delete any windows components you don’t use by going to start>settings>control panel>add or remove programs>add/remove windows components. Step 3: go to start>all programs>accessories>system tools>disk cleanup and run clean ups on all your hard drives (make sure all boxes are ticked). Step 4: Defragment your hard drives by going to start>all programs>accessories>system tools>disk defragmenter. Then select Defragment. Step 5: Restart your computer. NOTE: HijackThis may also be used in step 1 but this is for more advanced users, once again, see HERE . I hope this tutorial will help some people. Please feel free to make any suggestions and corrections. Do not hesitate to ask any questions. Good Luck to everyone. Regards, Korrupt CREDITS: Hyperlinks courtesy of Spike.