Improve the Performance of your Slow Computer

Is your computer running slow? Was it a lot faster when you originally purchased it? There are many reasons that cause a computer to start running slowly and we have a fix for all of them.

How we can Improve the Speed and Performance of your Slow Computer

Remove Unwanted Programs

Computers and laptops often end up with many different programs being installed on them. Sometimes they are installed by you, but sometimes they are installed in the background. We can remove any unwanted programs in order to improve the speed of your computer.

Disable Start-up Items

We can check through all of the programs and services that start up with your computer and disable the ones that you don’t need. This can dramatically improve performance. If there are programs that you use occasionally, you can run them only when you need them.

Servicing and Virus Removal

A slow computer can often be caused by the presence of a virus – and sometimes even your antivirus program may not be aware of this issue. We can manually check for and remove viruses, and adware that may be slowing down your computer or laptop.

Reinstalling Windows

Sometimes Windows needs reinstalling. This can be due to failed updates or system corruption. In these cases we can reload Windows, or even roll it back to a previous version, to improve the speed of your computer.

Memory Upgrades

Sometimes older computers can run low on memory. You can check this yourself via Task Manager – call us and we can talk you through this over the phone. Upgrading the memory can solve this and its one of the cheapest hardware upgrades.

Hard Drive Upgrade

In most computers the hard drive is the slowest part and the one that does the most work. Programs may be waiting in a “queue” for the hard drive. You can confirm this via Resource Monitor – call us and we’ll talk you through it over the phone. Upgrading the hard drive can give older computers a massive performance boost.

Slow Internet?

Is your Internet slow? You can check the speed of your Internet by visiting If you have a download speed of less than 5MB there may be a problem. We can talk to your provider and get this fixed for you.

If you are having trouble with the performance of your computer or laptop give us a call and we can talk you through some checks over the phone to establish what is causing the computer to run so slowly.

Even if your computer is very old and you think you might need a new one, give us a call first as we can often get older computers running faster than some new ones.

What our clients say

Below you can find just a small selection of testimonials from some of our retail customers.

Excellent service, prompt responses, expert advice.

Athayde Tonhasca

I’m absolutely delighted with the work Qwertyit did for me recently. It was a tricky job involving the replacement of a cracked screen.
Dave was extremely helpful and professional and I would definitely use them again.
Excellent value from a locally based company who put personal service first.
Thank you!

Jane Paterson

This service was excellent. The person came to my house, assessed what the IT problem was with my email and attachments and fixed it quickly. I have had no problems  ever since.

A good reliable and bespoke service which I will definitely use again if required.

Shona Weir

We are delighted with the speedy, efficient service you gave us in setting up our home wifi. We cannot recommend you too highly and will certainly use your business for future assistance. For older people who have not grown up with IT we found it a comfort to know we have someone we can turn to when problems arise or if we require advice.

Moira Brock

Just a little note to thank you very much for the work carried out on our Computer We were very pleased with your prompt attention to this matter and hope that you will be of service to us if needed in the future Internet meantime working and we shall recommend you to our friends Thanks again Jim and Sheila Cooper.

Jim and Sheila Cooper

Any problem with my computer Is always solved and corrected.

Speedy and without any haggle.

Elmars Miezis

Excellent service from Dave, Quick response, friendly and careful consultation, and problem sorted. Would definitely recommend.

Duncan Helm

I can only thank, David not only his help but his thorough expertise of all computer maters relating to the issues I had with my computer. Not to mention the fact that he was always at the end of the phone for any follow up questions. I would have no hesitation whatsoever, in recommending him to anyone.

Alfred A. Beattie

Thank you so much for your help in solving our computer problems. It is a pleasure to recommend your efficiency and helpfulness. Two ‘oldies’ are so grateful that we now have somebody to consult to sort out our computer problems.  Thank you!

Karl and Audrey Prakel

Hi would just like to say a big thankyou. Have had the upgrade done that I won recently and am very happy with the results.

Helen Duncan

When our ELDERLY computer would not start we decided to contact Qwerty IT Services in the hope that it could be saved and all its files. The fact that David would come to the house was a bonus.  David responded quickly and was so pleasant and friendly, explaining what was needing done in a way we could understand without being patronising.

Our elderly computer is now up and running but we know that it is on borrowed time so we are now working with David to have a new computer built to our own specifications.

Excellent service from start to finish.

P & R Gibb

We found Dave Silvester easy to work with and friendly, helpful and competent.

Mary & Andrew Dundas

I was very happy with the work done by David at Qwertyitservices in setting up my new laptop. Would certainly recommend to anyone.

Jill Rennie

I was impressed with the quiet, efficient and friendly manner in which David listened to the problems I was having with my Computer. After carefully examining the various options available David accepted my decision to purchase a new Computer (My current Unit was passed it’s best) and arranged for a new Computer to be purchased and set-up to my requirements, including the transfer of all pertinent information from the old machine.

Keith Smith

Thank you for your prompt attention re setting up my wi fi printer to my I pad .
Also for finding and downloading Documents which enables me to type up my short stories and poetry .
Although these are simple tasks for you it was too much of a task for this non technical pensioner .
I will certainly have no hesitation in calling on your help in future should I need it .
Thank you .

Lorna Easton

I tried the machine tonight and it’s clearly muck quicker. The software starts up a lot quicker and seems a bit more responsive too. All other things I tried no longer had the pause from before so it’s really good.

Stuart Cairns

I was impressed by your service. You gave a speedy response to my call identified the issues I had and resolved them quickly and professionally.

I would have no hesitation in contacting you again should I need to. Your phone number is pinned up above my Laptop!!!!

Maggie Younger
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