A new PC works with such amazing speed that a user feels so lucky to have made the purchase. With time, performance slows down until eventually everything is proceeding with a snail's pace. This is most likely one of the most inconvenient stuff that can happen to anyone. Opening files, saving or exiting files would take too much time to perform. - pc help
It is important to recognize that slow PC performance is normally closely related to memory usage and installed applications. However, it could also be because of disk fragmentation and viruses. Which means that the less free memory available, the slower laptop computer. Also, the more applications and clutter within the system, the slower the performance. So, what can you do about this? Here are a few tips:
More often than not, PC performance improves by just restarting. Sometimes, the device just needs a restart to ensure that applications will be able to start and function correctly.
There are several pre-installed programs in a new PC. During the period of usage, a lot more is included with the hard drive. The accumulations can slow down performance. They crowd the system and some keep running without anyone's knowledge without the user's knowledge.
Uninstall all programs which are not used for quite awhile, especially ones that has never been used. Follow these simple steps:
* Select the "START" button.
* Click "Control Panel" to grow the options.
* Choose "Programs and Features" to start a list of programs.
* Uninstall the programs that you never use.
Temporary files are similar to packaging. They come from installed applications, some downloaded files, and Internet browsing history. These are often automatically placed in the Temp files. They're technically unimportant files that provide no other purpose than to clutter the system.
To get rid of these:
* Open the folder "My Computer".
* Select the main drive. This is the "C:"
* Find the folder "Windows". In this folder, find one with the label "Temp".
* Right go through the "Temp" folder to open an options list.
* Select "View" then "Details". A list of files will probably be opened.
* Highlight all old files and delete them. Retain solely those that have the current dates in it.
* After deleting, exit this window. Visit the "Recycle Bin" by clicking the icon on the desktop. Locate the "Empty Recycle Bin" option, often located at the menu bar.
Besides programs that clutter the machine, the drive may also affect PC performance. There's two ways to improve the drive which help the PC to perform faster.
* Solid state drive
This uses a flash memory, more like a huge USB stick. It can read data considerably faster, which helps speed up the machine.
* Hard drive memory
Enhance the hard drive's storage capacity with the addition of more. Even with regular maintenance, de-cluttering and cleanup, hard drive will refill over time. Tasks that require much from the processor like things linked to media and videos can seriously consume a lot of the hard drive. Add more hard drive storage by using an external or internal one.
On launch, the system runs a couple of programs in the background. Some are necessary, most are not. These unnecessary programs running without anyone's knowledge uses up computer memory and decelerate PC performance. Disable programs which can be unnecessary to make the PC improve your speed.
* Select "START" and type "RUN" in the text box at the end of the Start Menu. A small box will appear.
* Type "msconfig" to spread out a window with the list of files utilized by the computer. On the tab listings, find and then click "Startup". A list of all applications running at start up appears.
* Manually untick all the files that are not necessary. In case there are a lot of files, just select the "disable all" then tick those that are most important for system operations including antivirus programs.
When the computer seems to decrease when using several applications simultaneously, several windows are open, or browsing a couple of tabs, the problem may lie around the RAM. The computer uses RAM for running programs. Speed up the system by upgrading your pc memory module.
This really is one of the more drastic measures to optimize system function.
* Click "My Computer".
* Right click on the computer's hard drive.
* Select "Properties" from the menu.
* A "Tools" tab will appear. Look and click "Defragment Now". - pc help