Know how to increase PC performance

“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.

Know how to increase PC performance was last modified: December 24th, 2019 by Tony Landry
11 comments on “Know how to increase PC performance
  1. Lloyd says:

    Thank you for posting this information I have printed this page so that I can look back at it while I am working on the computer. I have got to do something to speed it up because my husband is going to break it because he is so inpatient he likes to slam his fist into the keyboard and things when it takes to long to do something. Great post thank you again.

  2. June says:

    What ever you do try this before calling Clean My PC, they will not leave you alone after you contact them once to see if they think they can help. I would much rather build a computer from scratch to fix it before calling them again. Thank you for these tips it just might save me the hassle of building a new one after all.

  3. Eric says:

    I have a new Dell laptop that is running Windows 8. It was running smoothly for many months, but I suppose it is inevitable. Every operating system will with time slow down as you install more programs (some of those can have adware) and also, the more you browse, the more spyware you will eventually pick up. I need to start having the discipline to schedule the Windows maintenance tasks while I go to sleep.

  4. Jamie says:

    This is great and I am going to do some more research into each one because there are some that I really like and would love to use if they will benefit me. Thank you so much for the work you have put into this post I look forward to the next post you do. Keep the information coming and please post updates as you get them.

  5. Robert says:

    I agree that disk cleaning operations are necessary and you better do it often. But the maintenance operation that makes the biggest impact on the improvement of your computer’s performance, is the defragmentation maintenance operation. It takes many hours so you better run it when you go to sleep. Hope that you don’t have to use your computer early in the morning, but once it’s done, your pc will be running so much better.

  6. William says:

    The best way I have ever cleaned and optimized my computer is by reformatting the hard drive and / or reinstalling the operating system. This is a sure fire way to start fresh and have a clean slate, so to speak. That is why you should not save or keep important information on the same hard drive that runs the OS. You can however make a separate partition in the HD and keep your files in there.

  7. Sherry says:

    Before you start deleting and doing other maintenance operations, make sure your data is backed up. With Windows 8, users have a much wider range of choices when it comes to file and system backups than they did with Windows 7. Which solution you choose depends on your needs, but understanding why Microsoft so dramatically changed backup in Windows 8 also requires an understanding of how this version of the OS has evolved. I love the diverse options that are available.

  8. Bruce says:

    I have my laptop computer set to perform maintenance tasks once a week at 4AM, when it is more likely that I won’t be using my computer. But even then, just the other day, I woke up early and started working at around 6AM and got worried cause my computer was running slow. Then I realized that it was performing a virus scan on my Terabyte hard drive, which takes a couple of hours. Once that completed, my computer was back to running fast.

  9. Troy says:

    I know I, like most computer users, have experienced a panic moment involving a computer crash, a dead mouse or keyboard, missing files, a virus attack, boot-up freeze or a hard drive read/write failure. While some computer failures are unavoidable, most can be prevented. I like to power off the computer, monitor and all peripherals. Wipe the computer case, keyboard, mouse, printer and peripherals with a water-dampened (not wet) cloth. Gently wipe the monitor screen with a soft, water-dampened cloth, such as that used for eyeglass cleaning.

  10. Amanda says:

    A properly maintained computer will provide you with substantially higher speeds, both via RAM and on the internet, regardless of your hardware setup and configurations. The second law of thermodynamics states that all systems atrophy (degrade) over time – well, here then it makes sense to educate yourself about a few tips on how delay the inevitable. This blog does just that and it has in a way, inspired me to be more diligent about performing regular maintenance.

  11. Tony says:

    Above and beyond everything you can do with software to optimize the function of your computer, making sure you have the proper hardware to support Windows is critical. Programs use operating memory (RAM, also called system resources). Unless you always use these programs, you can keep them from loading at Windows startup and speed both the booting of your computer and its performance. Many people make this mistake.

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