Slowing down of your computer can be a very nasty problem indeed. If a file doesn’t open which you require urgently, then it can lead to lot a lot of frustration. Hence, tackling this problem is of utmost importance for anyone whose daily activities are centred around the computer or PC.
Your computer might be running slow because of countless number of reasons. And it is difficult to find out unless you know the possible circumstances under which this problem has occurred. Once your computer slows down you might have to try various ways to speed it up since the problem is not known to you initially. It is highly recommended that you find the root cause and eliminate that in due course of time.
Here are some ways in which you can speed up your computer:
- Try troubleshooting your computer. The performance troubleshooter finds the reasons why your computer might be slowing down. It gives you details like how many users are logged in, whether multiple programs are running together. To do this, click on ‘Start’ and visit the ‘Control Panel’. In the search bar type troubleshooter, and then click on ‘Troubleshooting’. Then in ‘System and Security’ click on ‘Check for performance issues’. This will display all the issues and, in all likelihood, will come with a solution to the problem as well.
- Delete the programs you never use. The computer’s data often comprises of virus scanners, disk cleaners etc. These are manufacturer-installed software, which come into action without us being aware of them. So, if your computer already has a lot of data or programmes overload it, you might consider removing them. Freeing up disk space is bound to speed up things.
- A particular programme might be using a lot of your data. This happens in situations when your device has suddenly slowed down. You can find this out via Task Manager. Just check the performance tab in Windows 10 PC’s in the task manager and you will see which software is using how many resources. Just end that application and you will see a speed boost.
- Some applications running on system tray or notification area. They start functioning once after you turn on your computer. Click the up arrow icon near the system tray, right click on any application you don’t find useful/don’t need to run in the background and then close them. You can also stop them from starting at PC startup in Windows 10 task manager in the startup tab.
- Disk Defragmentation. Disk defragmenter rearranges fragmented data and helps your hard disk work more smoothly. Also, sometimes your hard disk contains too much data from old files which are no longer in use. Remember to clear them up. Storage of these files leads to excess data with the adding up of new data leading to overload of your computer and a consequent slowdown.