How to Make Computer Run Faster

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7.30.2019

How to Make Computer Run Faster

10 Best Ways to Speed Up a Slow Computer

There is nothing more frustration than having a slow computer in which Windows fails to start, Programs fail to load, Games lagging and other problems. This may cause significant impact in our daily important tasks which we perform with the computer. So here we will look into the 10 best ways to speed up a slow computer.

Many user's try to upgrade their system up spending few pennies, even if the user's try to move to a new system gradually over time they will still face these issues again. So the question that raises on the user's mind are, Why does my computer run very slow and how to fix them ? The answer to this question can only be given by the user himself. If you spend too much time on the Internet, download too many programs, download many movies and musics, add too many extensions to the browser, fail to scan for viruses this may ultimately lead to a slow computer. If you are a Windows 7 / 8 / 10 user, Microsoft has made significant changes in the new Operating system Windows 10 to make it faster over their predecessors. Yet users complain of their system slowing down after the latest Windows update, so by taking some simple steps users can optimize their system to make it run faster and watch a improve / increase in performance.

In this guide we will look into How to Make Computer Run Faster. Tips used here will be applicable for all the Windows Operating system out there.

Let's get started,


1. Adjust Power Settings


By default most of the computers comes with a Power settings of Power Saver, Balanced High Performance.Generally when the Power saver is enabled the computer performs slow so if you want your computer to run faster make sure to enable High Performance.

To enable High Performance,

         1. Go the Start Menu.
         2. type '' Control Panel ''.
         3. Choose Control Panel from the row.
         4. Select Hardware and Sound.
         5. Choose Power Options.
         6. Press Additional Power Settings below the Related 
             Settings.
         7. Create a Power Plan.
         8. Select High Performance.
  
Make sure to turn it off when you are performing high tasks such as Gaming and Watching High Definition videos as it might cause the computer to become hot.


2. Run For a Disk Check / Disk Cleanup


There will be temporary junk files, web pages and many other unnecessary files which may cause the Computer to slow down. These can be removed without causing any Performance hindrances.

For running a Disk Check / Cleanup, 

         1. Go to the Search Bar.
         2. type ''Disk Cleanup''.
         3. Select the drive.
         4. Select the files.
         5. Press Ok.
         6. Press Delete files.

If the Disk Check hangs in the middle of the Deleting process try running Disk Check as Administrator.


3. Save the Hard drive Space


If your Hard drive is filled with a lot of Applications making it almost full space this could also be one of the reasons for a slow computer. Hard drives today comes with various capacities range from 256 GB to 1 TB. Whatever the Capacity of Hard drive you are using it is always recommended to free up atleast 15 % of the Space.

To Uninstall Programs that you don't need,

         1. Go to the Start Menu.
         2. Select Settings.
         3. Select Apps and Features.
         4. Select the App.
         5. Press Uninstall.

If you have important programs that should not be uninstalled try purchasing a External Solid State (SSD) to move those programs.


4. Upgrade the RAM


Random Access Memory (RAM) is the Hardware that stores data temporarily to transfer it to the device Processor. Some demanding tasks like Gaming and performing multiple tasks with the System require you for having more RAM, so the more RAM you add less prone the System becomes for slow downs. You can check the computer Memory usage using the Resource Monitor.

To check the Computer Memory Usage,

        1. Go to the Search Bar.
        2. type ''resmon.exe''.
        3. Press Enter. 

By this way you can check the Used Physical memory, Commit charge and Hardware faults.


5. Stop Programs Running On Startup


As soon as you turn on the computer many programs will start to run on the Background, some may be useful some may be not. Because of these Programs the computer may take long time to load and ultimately these may be one of the reasons why your computer is slow.

To prevent these Programs running on the Background,

        1. Go to the Search Bar.
        2. type '' msconfig ''.
        3. Choose Startup.
        4. Uncheck Programs that you don't need to run on Startup. 


6. Delete Unused Languages


Windows is known for supporting multiple languages for the user. Depending upon the region the user's are free to select their comfortable language. But apart from the default language other languages typically takes up more space on the Hard drive. By Deleting these languages you can free up some space which may lead to a Performance boost.

To delete the unused languages,

        1. Go to the Start Menu.
        2. Settings Time and Language.
        3. Select Region and Language.
        4. Remove the Unnecessary languages.
 
Make sure not to remove the English language as it might cause your system to misbehave.


7. Updating the Windows Operating System


Long usage of the OS make them prone to bugs and glitches, spending some times in updating the Windows can make them get rid of  bugs and glitches which ultimately gives to a new version and better performance.

To update the Windows installed in your computer,

        1. Go to the Start Menu.
        2. Select Settings.
        3. Choose Update and Security.
        4. Select Windows Update.
        5. Select Check Updates.

By this way you can update Windows to the latest version.


8. Scan for Viruses and Malwares


If your computer performance becomes suddenly slow or see a couple of programs starting on their own, then the chances that your system might be attacked by a Virus are very high. These Viruses are designed to cause damages to your programs, Steal Confidential information and other data.  Apart from these they can cause performance hindrances, so it is always advisable to install a Anti Virus program on your computer and scan for Viruses on a regular basis.

A good function of these Anti Virus programs are they are capable of showing a Virus detection message even without the need for scanning.


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9. Disable Visual Effects


Windows comes with a variety of Eye catching Visual effects that are enabled on default. These Visual effects does have a impact on the computer performance and the battery life. Unless you have a Powerful computer it is recommended to disable these Visual Effects.

To disable Visual Effects manually,

        1. Press Windows + X key.
        2. Select System.
        3. Select Advance System Settings.
        4. Select for Performance.
        5. Choose Adjust for Best Performance.


10. Restart the Computer Regularly


When you leave your computer turned on, many programs which do not close properly takes up the RAM, as a result RAM may be storing temporary data which makes a computer slower. So it is always advisable to Restart your Computer on a regular basis atleast once a week to remove all the unimportant and temporary data stored. 

This not only helps to speed up Performance it also helps to speed up Internet Connections and fix Bug issues.




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