Computer boots slowly and takes a prolonged time to start.
Applications don’t run instantly and take forever time to launch.
Files and documents never open fast and go not responding.
Do you suffer and get annoyed from these common PC troubles?
If yes, then you need to check some things with the computer as it might be in real need of a tune-up. With many new apps and software coming up, you might think of going for some tune-up utilities, but before that, I would say that you must try for using the in-built Operating System tools that may help you troubleshoot the performance hiccups.
Microsoft offers many PC-improving options that they embed in the Windows and provide you an easy way out to resolve the commonly witnessed problems. Thus, take a rundown below at some guiding points that will help you speed up your PC and its working pace.
Practical Ways to Tune Up Your Computer
As the name says, this feature of Windows runs a cleanup process which finds all the junk and unwanted files like offline web pages, trash files, installer files, etc. and asks you to remove them to free some space in the computer’s memory to enhance its executions.
Windows 10 has a Storage Sense feature which needs to be activated manually after which it automatically deletes the unimportant files on the system when it runs out of storage space.
Defrag your Hard Drive
With ample data storage and processing, a computer may start taking time to execute user demands. This is due to reduced storage and increased loading time. Here requires the need of defragmentation of the hard drive which tidies everything up by binding the bits a program needs, so that it doesn’t take much of the time to read executable files back and forth.
Windows 7 and the later versions come up with an in-built defragger that runs at the scheduled intervals of time and is automated; however, the settings can be changed by the user as per the need.
In Windows 10 one can search for ‘defrag’ in the taskbar and go for Defragment and Optimize Drives where it helps you analyze the fragmentation percentile after scanning the system’s HDD.
Put a Limit to the Startup Processes
To improve the performance and speed of a PC, this is a primary step which needs to be followed to run the applications and software at the desired speed as there are many programs that run during the Startup of a machine which are actually not required.
One can go for disabling the unnecessary software or features of Windows which are not in use or have the least requirement (like Google Updates, QuickTime) so that the CPU cycles and system resources used in their processing can be utilized in other mandatory tasks.
In Windows 10, you can make adjustments using the Task Manager which shows the details of the apps that boot at launch in the ‘Startup’ tab while in the others the same can be practiced by using System Configuration-> Startup tab.
Change the Power Settings
It is something that is very easy, and one must do. You can change the power settings and set it to maximum performance. It’s certainly not the point to merely save the electricity, but it noticeably also smooths up the performance of your PC.
Under Control Panel, go to System and Security option. From there choose Power Options and under Create a Power Plan, enable the High-Performance option.
Turn Off the Visual Effects
It is advised that if you are suffering from reduced PC problem and want to tune up its pace or running of its applications, then you must turn off all the visual and animation effects.
These consume many system resources to display such effects (like animate controls and elements in windows, show shadows under the mouse pointer, fade or slide menus into view and many more).
There are many other things you can do namely checking for Windows Update, Turning off Desktop Gadgets, Launch the Performance Troubleshooter, Run Antivirus and Spyware software. All these efforts made by you will indeed show you the desired speed results and will let your computer to perform easy and smooth.
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