There's nothing more aggravating than a slow PC - especially when you know it's in good condition. Rather than a complete replacement of your laptop or PC, here are a few quick tricks to make sure your computer is running at its optimum performance:
Uninstall unused programs - New systems often come with unnecessary software. It's also common to download software that's useful for the moment and then leave it and forget it's taking up space on your hard drive. These programs can run in the background when you start up your computer, even if you don't use them. To remove the unneeded software, open your Control Panel's Programs and Features page. Then scroll through your list of installed software. Uninstall the programs you do not need while being careful to leave those your computer's hardware needs.
Prevent unnecessary startups - This method will primarily affect the length of time it takes for your laptop or PC to startup. But, often many of the programs launched on startup continue to run in the background and bog down your computer's memory.
To do this, click "Start" then "Run." From "Run", type "msconfig". Then press enter. The "Startup" tab will appear with all of your startup programs selected. The list most likely contains some programs you don't need at startup. Unselect the programs that you don't need. Be sure to keep your antivirus software selected as well as other necessary programs.
Run a disk defragment
A disk defragment is a way of reconfiguring how your hard drive stores information for maximum performance. Go to "My Computer," right-click on the main hard drive (usually, C:) and select "Properties." Beneath the "Tools" tab, select the option to "Defragment Now."
Run disk clean up
Windows includes a built-in disk de-cluttering tool called "Disk Cleanup."
This searches through the computer system for unneeded files such as temporary Internet files, program installer scripts, onetc.
Open Disk Cleanup by clicking "Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup".
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