Monday, 16 May 2022

Ways to Improve Performance of your Desktop/Laptop- Part 1

It's Obvious that  all computers will experience slower speeds at some point. As software becomes more demanding, the way in which your PC reacts to these changes can have a big impact on its performance. The operating system you have and whether you have chosen to upgrade to Windows 10 can also make a big difference.

While you can upgrade your laptop to make it  faster, there are some improvements you can make that are more convenient and easier to do. These small tweaks might not seem to speed up your computer's performance, but combined they can help keep your PC running for years to come.

There are also several types of software available that can help you get rid of old files when looking for apps that you don't use often and might want to uninstall. These programs may also alert you to files and software that may be slowing down your computer and may be worth removing when finished. Here are seven ways to improve  overall computer speed and performance. 

1. Uninstall unnecessary software

Your PC comes with Number of preloaded applications that many people won’t use but that can eat up system resources. You can usually Find these when you see a pop-up prompting you to update a program you’ve never used before.

  • Remove them from your Computer & Free up disk Space.
  • Go to Control Panel & Uninstall all unnecessary apps & Software.
2. Limit the program at Start up

You can also Determine which application runs when Your PC Starts. Window 10 has updated Task Manager that makes it easier to determine what you want to run in your Background and what you can start on your own.

  • To access Task Manager press Ctrl+ Shift+ ESC.
  • A box will appear as shown in Image above, will tell you amount of RAM used by each app running on your PC.
  • To make an adjustment, just right-click on the application you want to change to tell it not to run until commanded.
3. Add more RAM to PC

In terms of memory usage, Windows 10 uses less RAM than previous versions, but increasing RAM  has been a real way to speed up devices for years. If you have a convertible or detachable laptop, you'll probably have to settle for what comes in the box. 
Some business and gaming laptops allow you to add RAM, but that can still be tricky. It's much easier to add more desktop RAM  and that's a lot too. Anyone with a basic idea of ​​the inside of a desktop tower can install more RAM in about an hour. 

You can also take your computer to a professional store to install more RAM. If you're worried about  compromising your system or doing it the wrong way, getting advice from someone who knows what they're doing can put your mind at rest and make it easier to add more memory.

4. Delete Temporary Files

Deleting Temp or Temporary files Once a week makes your laptop faster. In PCs, temporary files are created and stored when using graphics, video or media editing software, etc.  Generally, these files consume more space in your system.

Method to delete Temp files

Press WIN key + R -> Type “%temp%” -> Click OK -> Press Ctrl + A -> Press Shift + Delete -> Click “Yes”.

4. Run Defragmentation

Basically, while saving the files, the computer stores the data randomly in free space of hard disk. Because of this, the processor finds it difficult to retrieve files. To overcome this issue, we go for the defragmentation process. This process picks all the pieces of data that are spread across your hard drive and puts them back together again for the easy extraction of data by the processor.

Steps to Defragment your Windows 10 PC
  1. Select the search bar on the taskbar and enter defrag
  2. Select Defragment and Optimize Drives.
  3. Select the disk drive you want to optimize.
  4. Select the Optimize button.

5. Reboot or Restart your PC regularly

Restart your PC once in a day and lock the computer whenever you step out of your desk. This practice can improve your computer’s performance by flushing RAM, stopping memory leaks and fixing bugs. If your system gets slow down, first do restart your system before going for further steps.

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