Windows is the most common operating system used by people on their laptops and personal computers. But compared to mac OS, over time, its speed may reduce. Many users have reported their computer speeds have gradually decreased over time. In this blog post, we have come up with 5 tips that are guaranteed to increase the speed of your computer by multiple folds.
1. Remove Unnecessary files
People may think this as a basic tip which doesn’t work. But, many times maximum use of storage is the reason which is slowing your computer down. When the used storage of your machine tends to go above 85%, it gradually affects your PC speed and its working. Hence, it is recommended to regularly clean your PC and remove the unnecessary files you are not in need for.
You can clear unnecessary cache files and other files through CCleaner software. You just need to first analyze it through the software and then click the “run cleaner” button and it will do the rest of the work for you.
2. Uninstall Junk Softwares/ Extensions
Many times unnecessary software comes bundled with the other software that you are trying to install. And you give permission to install them without knowing about it. Hence, over time, your computer may have software which is totally unnecessary and occupying space on your computer.
Some of this software may even be harmful and hence it is necessary to clean your PC and remove unnecessary software installed. This will clear space in your C drive where Windows OS is installed and it will make your PC to work smoothly.
3. Perform Command Prompt reset
You can try to perform resets asthrough the command prompt of your Windows PC or laptop. While this may not increase the speed of your machine but it will reset TCP/IP settings to their normal state which may have been altered during your use.
This can solve your network problems after you have removed any virus, trojan etc. It will also fix your lost connection problem after the installation of a firewall. This tip works also when you have errors likeon your Windows 7 or 10 PC.
4. Limit how many programs start running on PC startup
Pc startup is the time when the pc is just booting from the drive and by default, there are many programs configured to run when PC gets started. You can go to task manager -> startup to see which programs are running at startup and disable the programs you do not need right from the PC startup.
Add more Memory (RAM)
When nothing else works, this works like a charm. RAM is a very important part of the PC functioning smoothly. And these days, programs are getting heavier and using more resources. Heck, even chrome uses more RAM than some of the heavy programs. Hence, it becomes necessary to upgrade your RAM after time.
If you are still using a 4 GB stick and finding your PC slow, upgrade it to 8 GB RAM and watch your PC functioning smoothly like never before.
We hope you find these tips for running your PC smoothly function helpful. Use these tips and make your PC or laptop function better. It is also mandatory to regularly check your PC using these tips and apply whatever needs to be. If you have any questions or know any other tips to speed up your device, comment below and share with others too.