“Oh! My PC has slowed down! It takes more than a minute to open a file!! I am fed up of it! Can anyone help me? How will I speed up my system? Is there any way to increase its performance?” This is the common issue with all PC users.
Over time speed of your computer speed decreases as it becomes older and older. You can make out this easily. For example, when you try to open a document, it may take more than 1 or 2 minutes to open, earlier it wouldn’t even had taken just 1 second or even less. In some worst cases, the program may not respond at all it gets stuck at one point and you could just sit helpless with the message saying “Program not responding”. These situations leave you frustrated. All these are the signs indicating your system’s decreased performance.
Following are a list of ways which can improve your computer’s performance. They are:
- Get Rid of Spyware, malwares and viruses
Many a times, your system might slow down due to the presence of Malware, spyware and viruses. Malware can sneak into your system in many ways; it hacks your background processes and generates spam messages etc. Spywares are the programs that can hack your personal information on your system like user name, passwords etc. and viruses are the small programs that run on your system and keep multiplying. All these are unwanted programs; these can make your system slow. In order to get rid of these, there are many programs available online. Run them and get rid of them. Also, keep updating them frequently.
- Clean-up your disk space
Hard drive space available, will have a great impact on your system’s performance. Most people of you have the habit of keeping even the unwanted files, thinking that it may be required at some point later. Am I right? But, check your hard disk space before saving any of such unwanted files. At any time, at least 10% of the total hard drive space should be free. If not, then it’s time to clean your disk by removing the junk data. There are many tools that can help you in achieving this. Also, if there are any unused programs, just uninstall them.
- Clean up disk errors
While working with systems, some programs may crash, you may experience a power outage or your computer may create some errors on its hard drive. As time goes on and if these uncertainties happen frequently, it slows down your PC. Hence, it’s advisable to check your disk for any errors and if found just clean it up. There are tools for this, in Windows you have Check Disk program.
- Make your Web browser run faster
Internet plays an important role in our daily life, whether it is work, play games or to communicate. If the browser doesn’t respond to your requests, you feel irritated. Hence, you need to increase its speed; just do these settings on your Brower. Reduce the size of the web history, reduce your web page history, change the setting to not to show the encrypted webpages and also, do not save the encrypted pages.
- Defrag your hard drive
Do you know what happens when you save a file? Most of them assume that it will be saved at one location. But it’s not the case! When you save files, it will be broken into many fragments and saved on different locations of your hard drive. This process is referred as fragmentation. Later, when you try to access it, all these pieces will be fetched and then linked up in a correct order to form a file and then will be displayed to the user.
This process takes up huge amount of time and thus decreases the system performance. Hence, you need to defrag your system to piece all your files back together again and make them available more quickly.
- Reinstall Operating system and programs
In case any of the above steps doesn’t help you in boosting your system performance. Then, you just re-install your operating system and all other programs.
Before performing any of these steps, make sure you take the data backup. Since all these involve data in one other the way. And hence there are huge chances of losing your data. But you can’t even work PC with low performing PCs. There is no other way; you need to improve its performance. Even if you don’t have the data backup, don’t worry about your data; just go ahead and follow the above steps. Even if you lose it, you can easily recover files from computer by using an eminent tool like Remo Recover Windows, which recommended by experts.