There is nothing more frustrating than when your computer runs terribly slow when you need it the most. If you’re using your computer for business presentations, meetings, school projects, or any other essential activities, it is important that it runs as efficiently as possible. Don’t give up, we will highlight some of the most commonly used techniques to make your Windows less prone to system performance issues and run it as fast as it was before.
Uninstall Unneeded Software
When you buy a new PC or laptop, it comes with a bunch of preloaded software. Most of us don’t use this software but they continue to eat up our storage and run in the background. By uninstalling this software, you can make free space and reduce the number of background resources consuming your CPU usage.
Alternatively, you can remove a program by right-clicking its Start Menu icon and selecting the Uninstall option.
Disable Applications Loaded at Boot-time Interval
Startup programs are one of the reasons why your computer loads slower. You may want to disable unwanted startup applications to boot your system boot interval.
Check for Spyware and Malware
It’s not uncommon to pick up a virus while downloading files from the Internet or surfing non-reputed websites. Spyware and malware perform various malicious activities in the background which causes it to run slower. Scan your computer for viruses and remove them. Keep your Antivirus up-to-date with the latest virus definitions.
If you’re encountering performance issues while using your browser, there is a possibility that your browser is loaded with plenty of extensions (add-ons).
Browser extensions are tiny external components added to enhance the features and functioning of your browser. If you’re not using some extensions, disable them.
Optimize Windows for Best Performance
Windows allows you to optimize itself for the best performance or best appearance. Disabling resource-consuming animations and features will deliver higher performance.
Delete Duplicate Files
Duplicate files occur while downloading new files from the Internet, transferring files from one location to another. Deleting duplicate files will help you free up storage and reclaim the lost storage occupied by identical junk files.
Perform Disk Cleanup
Disk CleanUp is an in-house tool in Windows that analyzes your hard drive for temporary, junk files and deletes them to clean up your storage.