My computer has been running slow. I've had it for about three years and haven't really done any maintenance in a year. It's slow but manageable, but I want it to run like new for when I start my online classes in January. The speed is not because of a program, virus, or anything(I'm 90% sure). So, I was looking to wipe my hard drive but found a page instructing how to restore to factory settings. Is that the same as wiping the hard drive when it comes to fixing slowness? I understand when you wipe the hard drive, everything is lost and you must reinstall windows. But the article makes me think it will remove everything except what was there when you bought it. This is the article.
My next question is which is best to do to fix a slow computer, restore or wipe? Thanks.