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Computer Tune up and optimization

posted Dec 2, 2015, 12:45 PM by Raymond Atanasov   [ updated Sep 9, 2017, 9:13 AM ]

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If your desktop computer or laptop is running slow and is not more then 5-6 years old there is a chance to fix it without spending money for a brand new hardware. There is two ways to approach that problem: 

    1. Software tune up and optimization – without buying anything. 

    2. Hardware upgrade – adding more memory or SSD (solid-state disk) drive.

 

Slow Computer


  1. Software tune up and optimization

  • Step 1: Disable Programs that Run at Startup
Prevent unnecessary programs from running automatically when Windows starts

Windows 8/ 8.1/ 10

Click Start and enter Task Manager and hit enter on your keyboard. 
Open the Task Manager and select the Startup Tab. Scroll through the listed items and right-click and choose disable for all applications that you do not want to automatically run when Windows starts and you are familiar with (Skype, iTunes, QuickTime, and etc.).

Windows 7

Click Start and enter msconfig and hit enter on your keyboard. 
In the System Configuration window that opens, select the Startup tab.
Scroll through the listed items and uncheck any applications that you do not want to automatically run when Windows starts and you are familiar with (Skype, iTunes, QuickTime, and etc.).

Caution: Only remove startup items you are familiar with. Disabling apps or services that normally run at startup might result in related apps or services starting more slowly or not running as expected.

  • Step 2: Remove Unnecessary Files
Reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster.
  1. Right click the Windows Start icon. 
  2. Click Open Windows Explorer or File Explorer.
  3. In the navigation pane, click Computer so that your drives appear in the right pane.
  4. Right-click the C: drive > Properties > Disk Cleanup
  5. Right-click the C: drive > Properties > Disk Cleanup
  • Step 3: Run Windows Disk Check
Identify and automatically correct file system errors.
  1. Right click the Windows Start icon.
  2. Click Open Windows Explorer or File Explorer.
  3. In the navigation pane, click Computer so that your drives appear in the right pane.
  4. Right-click the C: drive > Properties > Tools > Check Now.
  5. Click Start > Schedule Disk Check. This will schedule a disk check at your next computer restart.
  • Step 3: Install Windows Updates
Keep your PC safer and your software current.
  1. Click Start and enter Windows Update and hit enter on your keyboard.
  2. Click Check for updates or Windows Update. Check your computer for updates.
  3. If any updates are found, click Install Updates.

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