How to make your Pc faster:10 Proven ways

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Working on a slow Pc/laptop is a very frustrating task for all users.There are many reasons,including the excessive (and increasing) number of files making the system down,and bugs in your operating system,malicious files.There are several ways you can try to make your Pc faster like a new one!

10 Proven ways to make your PC faster

1.Update your computer

Updating your Pc or laptop not only enhances security but will also increase computer speed.Windows usually checks available updates and notifies users,but you can also check it manually.

Go to Start and click Settings or the settings icon. Then go to Updates & Security.Click on Check for updates.

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2.Close Startup Programs

Programs that run on startup can slows down your pc.There are some apps which are important like antivirus but others may be unnecessary which affects the speed.

Right-click the Taskbar and select Task Manager or hit Ctrl-Shift-Escape to launch. Go to the Startup tab and youโ€™ll be able to view each item that runs on startup.Disable unnecessary apps.It will reduce power and ram consumption and make pc faster.

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3.Power settings

If you are using “Power saver” plan,it will slow down your computer.Choosing High performance power option will surely make your pc faster.

Go to Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Power Options.Under additional plans Select High Performance.

If you don’t see the option,Click on Create a Power Plan.Select High Performance and give a name to your new plan.Click Next and click on Create.

4.Adjust for best performance

Windows come with lots of graphics, including animations such as fading effects and flyouts. These help make the application appear more sleek and refined and contribute to a better overall user experience. On the other hand, they can also slow down your computer.

You can adjust you computer for best performance.This will surely make your pc faster.

Go to Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced system settings.Under Performance, click on Settings.There you can either select the option to let windows decide or click on Adjust for best performance

best performance

5.Disk Cleanup

Windows comes with a built-in tool for cleaning up junk that accumulates over time.This will increase computer speed.To access the Disk Cleanup tool, go to Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools, and select Disk Cleanup from the list.

disk cleanup

Here, you can select the types of files you want to get rid of and click OK. Then click Delete files.

6.Defragment your hard drive

Files on your hard drive become fragmented.This results in slow performance.You can use defragment drive option to increase computer speed.
It’s important to note that if you have HDD then only you have to do this step.

Youโ€™ll then get an screen popup.

Select an HDD drive and click Analyze to see how fragmented it is. A good rule of thumb would be to keep it below five percent. If itโ€™s above, you can click Optimize to defragment the disk.

For Windows 7: Look for Disk Defragmenter using the search bar and select an HDD under Current status.

7.Uninstall Unwanted Programs

We often install huge apps and not use it for months.Removing unwanted space will clean up hard drive and thus increase computer speed.

To uninstall a program,Go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.

Go through the programs and decide which one you don’t need and uninstall it. uninstall program

8.Disable Windows Search indexing

Windows 10 indexes your hard disk in the background, allowing you to search your PC more quickly than if no indexing were being done.But on slower PC’s,that use indexing will affect more,so it’s better to make your pc faster by turning off indexing.

Type Services on windows search box and open it.windows search

Scroll down and Search for Windows Search.Right Click on it and select Stop.

9.Scan for malicious files.

Malware (malicious software) is a broad term used to describe malicious programs that could cause harm to your computer.These may come from various sources,including email links,software downloads,and even ads (malvertisements).Aside from potentially causing permanent damage to your system,some forms of malware can cause your computer to run slow.
 
Having good antivirus software installed can help protect against malware,as well as other threats.
There are  various antivirus you can use, some of them are paid and some are free.
 
Microsoft Windows Security(preinstalled) is an amazing antivirus software whcih is absolutely free.It detects threats very nicely and provides many security options.
 
Full Scan your computer through this and it will surely increase computer speed.
Some malicious software is difficult to be removed, Microsoft Defender offline scan,is a very nice feature which restarts your computer and scans your computer for malicous software.
 
Go to Windows Security > Virus and threat protection > Scan options.
 
Select Microsoft Defender offline scan.
 
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10.Upgrade your hardware
If you have tried above ways,you can consider an option to invest in hardware upgrade.

Add SSD- While HDD offers more storage space in less price,it works slowly.You can buy an extra ssd which will make your pc faster.

Add RAM- If you perform many tasks simultaneously,you may need to upgrade your RAM.Adding a ram will maximize your multitasking performance and increase computer speed. 

Reset your Pc- 

If above ways are not working you can can do a clean installation of your Pc.Check here for clean installation of windows.

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