How slow is your computer, exactly? Do you want a simple solution to speed up your computer? In this article, we’ll go over some recommendations and suggestions from our professionals that we compiled just for you to mark your PC Run faster.
It’s important to remember that upgrading the computer’s RAM or ROM, respectively, may be necessary before we begin optimizing it for greater performance.
1. Set a paging file
A paging file helps to reduce your PC activities work load on the RAM. The paging file will act similar to a RAM and store temporary files and cache in place of your RAM.
You will need to have administrative privileges to set a paging file for your PC. To continue, follow the steps below.
- Right-click on the Windows icon.
- Tap system.
- Click on Change settings.
- Select advanced.
- Select advanced again.
- Tick the Program box.
- Tap Change.
- Set the Initial and Maximum size to 5000MB.
- Untick Automatically manage paging.
- Click Apply then press OK.
- Don’t exit the dialog box.
Note that you cannot set the value above 5000MB and below 16MB. After successfully setting the paging file, you’ll need to restart your PC for the changes to take place.
This should increase the overall speed of your laptop and decrease the time it takes to boot the OS.
2. Adjust your PC visual effect settings.
This will reduce the memory used to show images, app, program outlines and others. The saved memory may now be automatically allocated to speeding up the PC to run faster.
- Navigate to the visual effect box.
- Select the ones you desire and deselect others.
3. Arrange your desktop
Arranging your desktop and its files properly can generally reduce its workload after start-up.
Remove all applications and shortcuts from the desktop and arrange them inside folders. Ensure that it is only folders that are on your desktop.
4. Arrange your taskbar
This should speed up your laptop loading time after start-up.
5. Optimize and defragment drive
Optimizing your PC and defragmenting its drive ensures that your PC runs efficiently and smoothly.
To do this, press Win+E on your keyboard, navigate to This PC, right click on the local disk, click properties, select tools, click optimize.
6. Check drive for errors regularly
This will avoid unexpected and avoidable errors. Whenever, you run this check and notice there is any error, you are advised to resolve the problem as soon as possible.
To run drive check, follow the previous step and click Check instead of optimize. Note that you’ll need to have administrative privilege for this.
7. Free Hard-Disk Space
At times, your PC gets slow because of low storage or low disk space. This happens mostly when your PC RAM is small and the PC needs to store temporary files on the disk.
8. Downgrade / Upgrade Windows Operating System
Avoid upgrading your PC to an Operating System that it does not support officially.
The Operating System may work and even run smoothly at first but it will degrade not only your PC performance but also the battery health.
On the other hand, try upgrading your PC to the recent supported operating system.
9. Avoid Downloading Unsupported Apps
Apart from unsupported Operating System, you should ensure that you check that the app you are downloading and installing on your PC is supported by its Operating System, BIT version, RAM, Graphics memory etc.
Don’t download a 64-bit app on a 32-bit PC, it won’t even work.
Apart from the BIT version, also check the app supported system on its official website before you download.
If you fail to do this, the app might lag, crash often or not even work and you might end up blaming your PC.
In such case, you can download a lower version of the app that your PC supports or update your PC to the app specification. Also ensure that there is free space left on your PC after the app installation.
10. Disable startup programs
Startup programs are applications that run automatically when you switch on your PC, it could run in the background leaving itself un-noticed.
To disable startup programs, follow these steps, launch task manager, navigate to the startup menu, right click on any enabled program and click disable.
11. Restart your PC
Restarting your PC can help to reduce the stress of your PC, either when it was force-shutdown, overloaded or maybe got hanged. If your laptop ever lags, try restarting it at the spot.
12. Uninstall unnecessary programs
This can help increase the hard drive space and speed up your PC overall performance. To uninstall programs, simply right-click on the start menu, select programs and uninstall any program you wish to.
13. Change your power options
Putting your PC on power saving mode will limit its speed and performance in other to conserve battery. You should try changing the power options. To change it, right-click on the battery icon, select power options and tick the power plan that bests fits you.
14. Use ReadyBoost
You can use your flash-drive or external storage to enable caching on your PC. This will ensure that the PC gets information faster.
To use this, plug in a flash drive that has a good amount of storage, right click, select properties, navigate to the ReadyBoost section, select use this device or dedicate this device if you want to keep on using it, set the amount of space, click apply.
Lastly, you should note that force-shutting down your PC is very dangerous as it can totally crash the disk and render it useless therefore, ensure you shut it down normally.
If the steps and methods in this article does not work, try getting a new PC and avoid stressing yourself.