9 Effective Ways To Speed Up Your PC

Easy steps anyone can follow to help your computer work faster.
1. Uninstall software that you do not use or need. 

Desktops & Notebooks are offered with preinstalled software when purchased. Some of these programs start up automatically in the background without the user being aware.
To free your processor from unnecessary actions and tasks, go to the Control Panel, click on Programs & Features to browse through the list of current programs on the PC and click on uninstall to remove the software that you know you are never going to use.

2. Reduce the amount of startup programs that activate when switching your computer on.
Click on the Start button and type "msconfig". The System Configuration dialog will appear. Select the Services tab and remove all the suspicious software that you don't know or use. Well known brands or software such as Microsoft. you can keep.  You can also uncheck reliable programs that you do not want to remove, but need to prevent them from automatically starting up when starting your PC (for example Adobe).

3. Clean your hard drive by using "Disk Cleanup".

Make a habit of cleaning your hard drive to remove temporary files, emptying the Recycle Bin, and getting rid of system files you don't need any more:
  • Click the Start button Windows-7-Start-Button.jpg, type Disk Cleanup in the search box, and then click Disk Cleanup
  • You will see how much disk space you can free up.
  • Click on OK, and then click Delete Files.

4. Troubleshoot in the Action Centre helps find speed solutions.

Troubleshooter identifies errors that slows your computer down and also recommend solutions. When selecting solutions, Troubleshooter lists outdated drivers and software which are needed to speed up your processor.
  • Click the Start button Windows-7-Start-Button.jpg, and then click Control Panel.
  • In the search box, type Troubleshooting, and then click Troubleshooting in the list of results.
  • Under Systems and Security, click Check for performance issues.
Untitled11111111111111.jpgTroubleshooting in Windows 7
  • Run the Performance troubleshooter by clicking Next in the lower-right corner.

5. Use PC Anti-Malware Utility.
When visiting unknown websites, clicking or installing free or less sophisticated software offerings leads to malware being installed on your PC. Malware is malicious software that sends & receives information. Malware is designed not to be traced easily. That is why a good Anit-Malware Utility is needed. Several utility options and brands are available for you to use to clean out the corners of your machine that your PC is not capable of doing itself.

6. Upgrade Hardware.
More RAM and a larger Hard Drive means faster access to your hard drive, and leads to better performance to speed up your productivity. The minimum RAM recommended is 4GB, however 6GB and 8GB will be a better investment.
Different applications, such as Windows, create temporary files and when your hard drive is full (between 80 - 90%), one should consider upgrading. New technology such as SSD drives are another option to improve speed significantly.

7. Defragment your Hard Drive.
Click on the start button, type "Disk Defragment" and select your defragmenter. Once active select the hard drive or your C-drive and start defragmenting.
This organizes and aligns hundreds and thousands of files in an "easier to search" manner and removes gaps caused by consistent adding and deleting data, helping to speed up processes.

8. Keep your Desktop clean.
Organize your files in folders and documents and not on the desktop. A cluttered desktop tends to slow down the system and like an undergarment system, takes time to process or filter through.
9. Keep your Operating Systems up to date.
Upgrade to the latest Version of Windows, which is currently Windows 8.1. Newer versions are designed to process more efficiently, and set up automatic updates from Microsoft. If you use Microsoft software, such as Microsoft Office or Windows Live Essentials, then you should use the Microsoft Update service. You'll also get notices about new Microsoft software that you can download for free.

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