If you were using computer for work related things, you would certainly expect it to work faster. But it is quite true that our computers turn slow over time due to various known and unknown reasons. Normally you would realize that your computer has become slow, when you try to launch a program and it takes unexpectedly long time to get started.
If you are facing issues with starting programs in your Windows 7 PC, there are some ways to fix it and make it work faster as brand new. Here is how to go about it.
Remember that the following steps are applicable only for Windows 7. If you are using an older operating system, contact Windows support desk.
Tips to start a program quickly in Windows 7
You may have wished if there was a quick key to launch a program when you are in the middle of working on another program. In Windows 7, this is quite possible. Simply press the Windows key on your keyboard. This will display the Start Menu. The cursor will be placed inside the search field. So, you don’t have to navigate to the search option manually.
Simply enter the first few letters of the program that you wish to open. The search option will bring up the intended program in the list. If the program is correctly highlighted, press the Enter key on your keyboard. This opens the program right away.
Though this feature is quite handy and is certain to improve your Windows 7 experience, it has got its share of downsides as well. First of all, it requires you to be well aware of the name of the programs. Moreover, if you have installed multiple programs in your computer with almost similar names, this instant search option will bring up all the programs.
The following are the shortcut names used for some of the commonly used programs in Windows 7.
Internet Explorer: iexplorer.exe
Chrome browser: chrome.exe
If your computer is running extremely slow, there might be different reasons behind it, the most common one being virus infection. Have your computer inspected by an expert. Alternatively, you can contact Windows support desk or visit Windows 7 support forums to seek help with boosting your computer speed.