- Clear Out Your Startup Programs
This is the number one reason for computer slow down issues
Just imagine this, as time goes on you install new programs and many of them heavily stored up in the memory and starting each time windows boot.
And if you do not clear them you have tones and tones of them running at the background thereby over utilising the system resources consequently slowing down the system.
The normal process to access those programs for clearing in windows 8 and 10 is to press CNTRL + SHIFT+ESC keys to activate the task manager wizard.(See image below)
2. Disable Startup Services
The truth is that there are some programs that install what is called Services by themselves during installation ,so that after you disable them from the startup tab; you still need to disable their services that run at the background to have the desired result.
To do that, from start menu, click Run and type services.MSC
Then check the program against the startup tab if it shows Automatic then you know it starts automatically when windows boot.
You can at this point right click to select property and change the startup type value from automatic to either manual or disable pending on what you want.
But keep in your mind that you should be more cautious when disabling services especially for programs that are necessarily manually run by you. For instance disabling the printer service will stop printer from printing.
3. Uninstall Unused Programs
There could be some programs on the system you noticed you have not being using either because you know longer need their services, or they are outdated etc.
Uninstall them to free up space and reduce resource utilization by them which is also one of the easy ways to make your computer faster
To do that, from Start Menu, go to Control Panel , click Uninstall tab then select the program and click uninstall tab at the upper part of the window.
4. Scanning For Malwares and Viruses
If your computer is always running very slow , chances are that there are hidden malicious software running at the background.
As one of the easy ways to make your computer faster, you can find a way to delete such malicious codes from your system.
To do that, I want to believe you already have an antivirus installed, run it to scan the whole system .
As a measure, always ensure you have a quality antivirus installed in the your system to protect it.
5.Disabling Windows Animations
Animations are multimedia contents that run on the system. They involve videos and heavy graphic contents.
6. Keep All Your Software Up to Date
Including your windows, you must ensure its up to date, the drivers, the user applications like Microsoft office, etc.
7. Check Your Power Setting.
Did I just hear someone say “Power”? Yes power settings especially on your laptop.
Most times keeping the power settings of your laptop at Saver mode helps to save your battery however, it often slows down your computer performance.
8.Defragment your hard disk
When there are fragments in your disk, your computer will be compelled to carry out extra work function.
But when you defragment your hard drive, you are rearrange your fragmented data giving room to your hard disk to operate optimally.
9.Clean Up Your Hard Disk
Most times unnecessary user files you no longer need occupy space in the hard drive thereby slowing down your computer.
As one of the easy ways to make your computer faster, you can manually delete those files and empty the recycle bin which directly occupy space in the hard drive and help the computer run faster.
10. Restart Your Computer Regularly.
Restarting your computer at least ones or twice a day helps to refresh the memory making it to improve in terms of performance speed