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Quick Fix Tips To Speed Up Your Computer

Posted on: January 08, 2015 / By - Kiran Patil

Remember that time, when you bought your pc and at that time you are getting the best performance of your PC.  But over time, the speed of pc can decrease. This appears as the system taking more time to boot, more time to respond to a user’s actions like opening files, folders, surfing the Internet and other tasks. However, there are things you can do to speed up your computer.

Following are few and simple tips that speed up a sluggish PC and can improve its performance.

1) Remove unnecessary programs:

When you install lot of programs, it will slow down your pc. Therefore best option is to uninstall all programs you don't use.

To do this –

2) Limit how many programs run at startup:

If your computer takes a long time to start up, then first thing you have to do is check your startup list. There are a lot of programs that load automatically when you boot up your PC—which can really hamper performance.

To remove unnecessary items from startup –

3) Disk Cleanup:

Disk Cleanup deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.

4) Delete temporary files:

Whenever a program runs on your computer it creates many temporary files, which decelerate your machine.

5) Scan for Virus and Malware:

You should regularly scan your system to get rid of any virus and malware that may be slowing your computer down. You can schedule these scan weekly. Also make sure that, you are not using more than one antivirus, because it will slow down your pc.

6) Defragment Your Hard Drive:

When your hard disk fills up with more data, then you delete some files to store another data and this empty space are scattered all over the surface of the disk.

Defragmenting of hard drive is necessary part system maintenance of a computer. Defragmenting allows your hard drive to access files more quickly.  All Windows version has inbuilt this feature by default.

For more information about defragment see the previous post – What is disk Fragments? How disk defragmenting works?

7) Clean your Browser:

If your browser is running slow, then you should clean it out regularly. All browsers have different methods to clean up temp file, cache and cookies.  Check if any ad ones or toolbars are installed with browser and if found remove them.

Also consider to switch from IE to Chrome for speed boost of Internet.

8) Adjust visual effects:

Windows includes some stunning effects including animated windows and fading menus, but if you need more speed you can adjust or reduce visual effects for better performance.

9) Do most of all these above steps within a few minutes:

If you are not a computer expert and want to do above steps, then follow this previous post - How to Boost Computer Speed with single click

Do not let down the speed of your pc, because it will affect your productivity. Use these tips to increase computer speed.