This is the English version of this post as requested by Nora.
I am not a Windows expert, nor am I certified. All the information I would share here are based from my experiences in fixing and maintaining computers of my clients, friends or family. Other information are based from my education. I would try to use very simple words so that more people would understand.
Tip # 1 – Know your specs
When we say “specs” (short for specifications), these are the exact numbers of the computer we are using. How can we know this? Let me share to you the most basic way to get these info.
Start > Right click My Computer (Computer for Vista) > Properties
In this window we would know the Operating System (OS) we are using, the processor speed and our memory (RAM) amount. The highlighted numbers are most important. We would not focus on processor speed because it will be more complicated to discuss. Our main focus is the RAM or memory because it has a direct impact on the speed of our computer. If you get this info, write it down on a piece of paper just so you wouldn’t forget. It will become handy later.
It is important to know our specs because we could not expect our computer to run fast if our specs are low. It would run according to its optimum speed only. If your specs are low then we need more patience.