A new Windows PC runs faster and performs very well. But as time goes, it will get slower. This is due to the installation of programs, downloading them with antivirus and antispyware and unlimited download of junk from the net. The main problem is you will not notice it on time. We just go through this slowing down process until you try to open a file or program and fails to open it. Thus we will understand that the PC is not responding.
Now it’s time to solve these problems. We know, for every problem there is a solution. Thus there exit many ways to speed up Windows PC. As with all PC issues, don’t be afraid to give computer a reboot if something not working properly. This can fix quite some problems and is faster than attempting manual troubleshoot then fix the problem yourself. Without upgrading the hardware, the following tricks can be used to fasten up your Windows PC.
Troubleshooters are designed to quickly diagnose and automatically solve various PC problems. Troubleshooters can’t fix everything, but they’re great place to start if you encounter a problem with your PC. It finds the number of users logged on to a PC and the number of programs that is going on at the same time.
How Troubleshooter works?
Go to start button, then click on Control Panel. Now, on the search box, then type “troubleshooter” and from search result, click on troubleshooting. Click check for performance issues under system and security.
- Uninstall programs you don’t use:
All of the newly purchased PC is stored with many programs. Thus the user finds it useful and pay more attention for them and try to get new editions by upgrading it. Actually these editions are provided by the IT company for its trial and advertisement. If you find it not useful and you are not going to use it in future, then it’s good to uninstall all those from your PC. Open the control panel, then find the list of installed programs, and uninstall some/all programs you don’t use and don’t need it in your PC. This can help to speed your PC up, as those programs might include system services, background processes etc. that can slow down your PC. It will improve your disk space memory and improve system security. Thus increase the speed of your computer. These unwanted programs that are installed by you or the manufacturer should be removed time to time.
- Disable startup programs
Many of the programs starts automatically when the window opens. You are not having any control over these and these will slow down the working of your PC. These applications often launch at start up and still stay running in the background but it remains hidden behind the up arrow icon at the bottom-right corner of your screen. Click on that arrow and right click on the application you no need running in the background and try to free up resources. These are useful for those which you use frequently. But for those you don’t use, it consumes more memory and reduce the speed of you PC. These are removed to save memory and CPU cycles, as well as speed up the login process.
- Defragment your Hard Disk
The computer Hard Disk get slow due to fragmentation. Disk defragmenter regroups the fragmented data. Defragmenting hard disk actually shouldn’t be necessary on new versions of Windows OS. It’ll automatically defragment mechanical hard disk drives in the background. Defragmentation helps the hard disk to perform better. Most of the time, you no need to worry about defragmentation. Because, however if you do have mechanical hard drive and you’ve just put a lot of files on the drive, those files might be defragmented that is because, Windows hasn’t gotten around to defragmenting yet. In this case, you might need to open defragmenter tool and perform scanning to know if you need to run a manual defrag program.
- Free Up Disk Space
The unwanted files stored in your Hard Disk consume a lot of disk space and it decreases the speed of your PC. If your hard drive is almost completely filled, your computer may running noticeably slower. So to remove all these unwanted files which you don’t need, you should use Disk Clean up once in a day. This also clean up the Recycle Bin. You don’t need any third-party software, just running the Disk Clean up tool included in Windows can help quite a bit.
In order to work your PC always smoothly, it’s always necessary to clean it regularly and install needed stuffs only. For a regular PC user, it is difficult to avoid downloading things, but for them the only way to run the PC smother is making it clean and protected from the attack of viruses.