Tired of a slow laggy computer? Before considering spending a hefty amount of cash for a new one, try the tips below to give your PC a much-needed boost.
Clear out your start up button
This is one of the reasons why your computers get slow. Many of you may already know the trick but those who are still unaware, just follow my lead. As time goes by you install new programs, some appear in your taskbar, some doesn’t, but I assure you they are still running. In the latest windows version, you could actually open up a task manager by pressing ctrl+shift+Esc and go to the ‘’start up’’ tab to the task manager to see all the running tabs. For the older versions, all you have to do is type RUN>’’msconfig’’>Startup, go to ‘’startup’’ and disable the functions with a right click.
Many people do it till this part but what many may not know is the task isn’t over yet. Some unwanted programs may be still running under services. Therefore, the next step involves to stop it.
Clear out the services
You can do this by going to the start menu and run “services. MSc”. By doing this you can get a list of all the services. Any program that says automated, that is run by the windows automatically so all you have to do is right click them, go to properties and change the settings to manual so that it will only run when you start the program manually. It is usually wise to disable services you barely need than the necessary ones like printing and all.
Uninstall the program that you don’t need
This is a fairly basic knowledge yet some people just ignores doing that, hogging up their space and speed. Following the same steps but in control panel would provide you with a list of programs so you could just view it in the list to sort them out.
Scan for viruses
It is a must to regularly update your anti-virus to avoid slow software. Some are free like AVAST, AVG, Bitdefender and Malwarebytes. But most antiviruses are paid versions.
Disabling windows animations
You can do this by going to the Ease of Access windows, and check turn off all the animations. If you don’t want to turn off all the animations, go to the control panel, click on select and security, from there go to advanced system setting and in there you can adjust which animations you want to keep.
There are other many ways you could make your computer faster, this is merely a small part. Look out for more in the coming days.