Speed Up Your Windows Computer with these Tips


Computers normally slow down as you use it for your daily virtual and office tasks. A slow computer is a nightmare that computer owners never dreamed of happening especially if it does an essential task for you, your office, your business or even your home. What can you do when a your computer starts showing some signs of slowing down and begin to get system errors, bad sectors, internal memory crashes and the worst, when it reaches the limit of its storage capacity? Learn some tips of how you can speed up and maximize the use of your computer. Remember, knowledge is always the best tool to combat any problem that we meet every day so it is always best that you equip yourself with the right know-how in dealing with certain problems that can plague your computer.

Maintaining an important machine which is made up of complex parts like a PC or laptop can sound a bit intimidating especially if you don’t know even a pint about its technical and physical aspect but there are actually steps that you can do with the software side which will help you maintain your Windows machine and make it run like new. These things and even more are what we’re going to talk about in the tips that I’ve prepared below.

Tips for Speeding up Your Computer

Anyone can suffer with the problem of having a very slow computer and the reasons of why this happens varies but the solutions are mostly the same. Boosting a computer’s performance is surely a dream for anyone who’s having some tasks in their office, business or even at home accomplished with the machine itself. It saves time and effort to the user and if you want to learn some tips to help you maintain a computer so it can run faster, just go through each of the items below and see what applies to your situation.

Tip # 1 Know Your System Capacity

One mistake that you will ever make is choosing the wrong operating system or any other program for your computer. A 32-bit version of an OS has a specific set of programs compatible to it and the same is true with other versions. Incompatible programs will cause your computer to slow down or even become a reason for deeper problems that ranges from system errors to completely destructive problems that may require an expert’s intervention so before doing anything else with your Windows machine, be sure to get familiar with some details about the operating system that is installed on it so you can be sure that you’ll be doing the right things as you use it each day.

Tip # 2 Disable Unused Background Programs

Programs running in the background eat up your RAM memory which is an essential part of the processing hardware your computer has. When there are plenty of these types of programs which are running in the background, the tendency is for any computer to slow down in performance or even suffer from occasional freezes but don’t worry, everything would be relatively faster in the coming days especially when you’re done removing every useless program that exists in your computer.

Tip # 3 Scan for Windows System Errors

Your operating system is a set of files and programs that perform different functions. In time as you use your computer for a lot of tasks, some of these files might have changed or became corrupted causing your system to slow down. A utility available on your Windows machine called “system file checking” can be used to search any errors and fix them right away.

Tip # 4 Scan and Remove Viruses

Adwares, spywares and many other forms of viruses are everywhere. These are programs created by companies that loads automatically to your computer to make them better understand their customers and market their products effectively. Regularly scanning your system for any of these programs and viruses using a strong antivirus software will help speed up your computer.

Tip # 5 Lower Down and Adjust Visual Effects

Windows offers a variety of visual effect preferences like fading menus, changing wallpapers etc. These features also eat up some of your operating resources (RAM). Disabling these features or lowering them down will help lessen the stress on your computer’s memory and speed it up. There really are people who wouldn’t like to change this aspect of the Windows operating system and just go on with the default settings but if you really need to get your computer to work faster then lowering down the visual effects will help improve movie viewing experience.

Tip # 6 Defragment Your Drive

The more files you store in your drive, the more possible that your computer has stored these files in separate places on your hard drive creating a fragmentation on your disk which makes it harder for your machine’s file management system like Windows Explorer or File Explorer in the new Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to find a specific file. This is the reason why you need to defragment regularly. Defragmenting your drive puts all related files in one place resulting to a better and faster computer performance especially when you are looking for files and folders which are saved in separate places.

Your computer also becomes stressed become like and as an effect, it becomes slower and its performance deteriorates. Letting it rest and cleaning it up regularly will help lessen the stress and make it perform faster just like the time when it was still new. There really is nothing that’s permanent in our lives but practicing things and being able to do the them regularly will make everything work smoother than ever. Just take time to do all the tips and which are listed above in your Windows machine and you’re on your way to making Windows work faster than ever regardless of its age and the Windows operating system edition that is installed in it.