A new PC always responds quickly, but the more you install apps, media, games, documents the more it will get sluggish. Sooner or later, it will take ages to start up. There are hoard of things that can make your PC slow, but to restore the speed of your PC there is no need to spend money always.
If your PC is wrapped with a traditional hard drive instead of a modern SSD, then it would be worth to spend money for the performance update of your computer by buying an SSD. If this is not the case, then there are umpteen ways that can give your Windows boost. Let’s check some simple ways that can get you a faster PC.
- Disable Startup Programs
Well-used PCs always take long to boot due to the programs and utilities you’ve installed. When Windows starts up, many of them run automatically and making your PC sluggish. To get rid of the hassle and increase PC performance, head towards the taskbar and hit the upwards-facing arrow to check the notification icons. This will reveal each program that loads with Windows. Though some of them are essential to be in the list of start up programs, others may not be. To disable unnecessary start up programs, right-click each one and turn off the start up option from there Settings menu.
Windows 8 and Windows 10 users can disable all startup programs that automatically start up with Windows by navigating to the Task Manager. Although knowing which programs to disable is not an easy task, you can surf Google to look for the things or download some reliable software that can do the work for you.
- Defrag Your Hard Drive
To keep your PC running at its best, you should defrag your hard drive periodically. It not only helps in improving the performance of your PC but also manages all your files and folders in a better way.
- Mute the Visual Effects
Windows 10 is a wonderful operating system when comes to access various animations. Although these visual effects get a sense of style for your PC, they can also be liable for slower PC performance on machines that are little older. Fortunately, you can turn them off anytime as per your convenience.
To do so, open the Windows Start Menu and enter ‘advanced system settings’. Once done, select the top result. This will come up with a window showing a section marked Performance along with a Settings button. Clicking on this will show you a huge list of visual effects. From here, you can either uncheck the ones you believe may create problem, or simply choose ‘Adjust for best performance’ option resting at the top. Don’t forget to hit OK to save changes.
- Check for Malware, Nasty Programs
It’s always better to run a system scan beforehand to make sure that no eerie bits of software causing damage and slowing down your system. To do so, download a reliable antivirus and run scan. Scanning your system will show you the results, even if it finds anything untoward your system. By fixing all the founded issues, you can give your PC blazingly fast speed.
- Free up Disk Space
Your Windows machine slows down as it packs up with a huge list of applications and programs. Uninstalling unwanted applications helps you free up space, getting a wider room for your PC to work faster.
To do so, you can either install a utility that can perform a deeper search for you along with making the whole task easier and quicker or you can uninstall applications and programs, which are not needed anymore, manually.