Simple Tips & Tricks for Cleaning Up Windows 7


Windows are subject to errors and failures as they are made to use for different purposes. Be it any Windows version, the primary concern dealing with it is the speed with which it runs and executes the user commands.

With Windows 10 and its new features, everybody would love to switch to the same and would want to experience the way it works and allows its users to run the tasks at high speed without any delays. However, there are some ordinary users who love to work on Windows 7 and would want to know how to clean up their system to make it run smoothly.

So here I bring some general Tips and Tricks you can apply for the smooth running of your Windows 7 that will indirectly cleanup the PC and will provide you the desired results.

# Uninstall the Unwanted Software/Programs

When it comes to the internal cleaning of a system, a crucial and a primary step to follow is removing the unnecessary applications and programs. The major effect of uninstalling the unused software is directly seen on the performance of the system which is certainly enhanced and improved.

There are many programs that have a roleplay in reducing the speed of the system and thus, occupy a considerable space in RAM and consumes the CPU cycles unnecessarily.

Go to the Control Panel in Windows 7 and out of the list of available software, uninstall the program which is least in use. You can also check their ‘Last Accessed’ date and consider removing it if not made to use for long.

# Defragmentation of Hard Drive

You hard disk stores tremendous data and the system needs to run loads of commands internally in order to output the results as expected. Defragmenting the data files benefit in reducing the read/write time of files from different portions of the disc.

Slow systems can take advantage of defragmenting their hard drive so that the computer eliminates the unrequired time taken to execute the whole data file in one go. Windows 7 comes up with a Disk Defragmenter that runs at the backend as per the scheduled interval time.

You can go to All Programs->  Accessories-> System Tools-> Disk Defragmenter and change the default settings as per your requirement.

Source: PCmag

# Remove Malicious Applications (Unhealthy Software)

Any Windows which is in use is at risk of getting troubles due to the access to unhealthy tools and programs which might include virus, spyware, keyloggers and much more. Uninstalling or deleting such type of applications is recommended.

There are many tools available like Malwarebytes, antivirus, etc. which can be installed to stay away from these harmful viruses and is a precaution to be undertaken by all the Windows users.

The security software helps you perform a full scan of your system and all the data files in order to prevent data loss or online fraud due to malware.

# Delete Junk Files

Junk files as the name says are of no use that is why they are considered as junk. Mostly junk files include cache files, unnecessary internet files, temporary files data, improperly deleted programs, etc.

This is one of the significant steps to be followed by all occasionally as system cleanup is mandatory for its smooth working. Such useless files take up unnecessary space and become one of the reasons for the low performance of Windows.

One can go for deleting these files manually or can even download special programs like CCleaner for cleaning the unwanted files for enhancing the speed and performance of a computer.

Source: CCleaner

Hope these basic tips shared with you will benefit you in the best possible way and it is suggested to perform weekly cleanup steps and procedures to keep your PC free from any issues leading to its degraded performance and speed.