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The 12 Best Tips For Increasing Computer Speed

Sluggish computers slow down business more than anything else. The Apple fans will be happy to note that there aren’t many tools here because. Their machines are often invincible.

These ideas help me keep my machines running lean and mean. These tips and websites will help you speed up your PC if it’s wasting your precious time.

The Best Way to Speed up Your Computer

1) Fix it with Microsoft

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Using Microsoft Fix It, users of Windows 7 or earlier can clean up and perform many simple maintenance tasks.

2) Reduce Startup Items

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As soon as you hit the power button, you should see everything your computer starts when it starts up.

Click on the Windows button, click “run,” and type “msconfig” into the box. Select the “Startup” tab. There are some things you should leave alone. For example, your Antivirus. Some programs do not require you to start your computer, such as Adobe Acrobat or Google Toolbar Notifier.

3) Disable Programs That are No Longer Needed

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You should also delete any programs that you no longer need along with preventing every app from starting with Windows.

Use the uninstaller tool from your control panel to remove programs you don’t need. As a software reviewer, I do this regularly.

4) Cleaning Your Drive

How to Do Disk Cleanup to Make Computer Run Faster

To access Disk Cleanup, type “cleanmgr.exe” into the run menu. The “search programs and files” box appears when you click the Windows Start icon, usually in the lower left corner of most screens (although you can move it to any part of the screen).

5) Use Chrome Instead of Internet Explorer

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Internet Explorer (IE) is out of date, so upgrade your browser. You should download Google Chrome last.

Chrome is faster and has fewer bugs than Internet Explorer 11. (Sorry, IE users.)

6) Cleaning Your Browser

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It is a good idea to clean out your browser regularly, regardless of which one you use. Clean Chrome by clicking the three bars icon in the upper right corner, then clicking “Tools,” then “Clear Browsing Data,” and then checking the history boxes, cookies, and cached items.

Download CCleaner, which optimizes the five top browsers, registries, and Windows.

7) Identify and Remove Malware

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There must be an end to anything that starts with “bad”. Make sure you scan your computer regularly to remove any malware that may be slowing it down.

It is possible to do this with Comodo Cleaning Essentials, a top-rated free tool. Norton and Avast both offer free tools.

8) Remove Viruses and Spyware

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As well as scanning your computer for malware, you should also scan it regularly for viruses and spyware.

Scan your antivirus manually. Schedule these once a week. Make sure you do this when you won’t be using the computer. Additionally, more than one antivirus program on your computer will slow it down, so you should only use one unless you want to be extremely thorough.

9) Adjust For Better Performance

Adjusting the Visual Settings in Windows 7 for best performance

For better performance, click on “computer,” then “system properties,” and “advanced system settings.” You will find a performance settings button that allows you to select “adjust for best performance.”

Depending on your screen resolution, you may be able to speed things up a bit and improve battery life.

10) Clean Your Hard Drive

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Your drive should be defragmented or scheduled to be defragmented automatically. Generally, you can do this on a monthly basis. Downloading, moving, uninstalling, or installing programs excessively may require you to do it more often.

You can manually analyze your disk if your computer is running slowly to see if it is more than 10% fragmented. Windows seems to do a better job of optimizing things these days, but I still do it occasionally.

11) Increase RAM Memory

How to increase RAM on Windows 10 without buying it

You can also increase your performance physically. The computer can and should be expanded with more RAM memory until it reaches its maximum capacity. RAM upgrades can extend the life of a machine as it ages. As I write this, I am ordering RAM for one of my laptops.

In most cases, memory sticks can be inserted or removed simply by snapping them in or out. The process of opening a laptop is slightly more difficult since you have to remove screws, but it is still fairly straightforward. The service desk of a retail store can also handle it.

12) Upgrade SSD Drive

How to Upgrade a Hard Drive or SSD

Lastly, you can upgrade to an SSD drive. You will be able to run your computer faster, but they are more expensive and have a smaller storage capacity. There aren’t any affordable ways to convert standard laptop drives to SSDs, but I wish there were.

Your productivity shouldn’t be hindered by a slow machine. To keep your desktop and laptop computers running smoothly, follow these tips on how to increase computer speed.

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