It is not surprising that computers, quite like humans, tend to get slower and less responsive as they get old. This happens because your computer gets saddled with temporary internet files, software installations, as well as viruses and malware. All of this puts a strain on the overall computing power, making your computer sluggish. In other words, if you want a fast and responsive computer, do not forget to carry out periodical cleansing. In particular, pay attention to the following top 5 tips for speeding up your computer.
Manage your software
Does your computer have more software installed than you care to use? A lot of people install software when prompted, but subsequently forget to uninstall after it’s no longer needed. Installing a gazillion software slows down your computer in two ways. Firstly, they directly put a strain on your computer’s limited processing power. Secondly, your computing power is further stressed if you cannot keep the software up to date. The solution is to make a list of essential software you need, keep them up to date, and choose light weight software wherever possible.
Defragment your hard disk
Typically, your computer ‘fragments’ your large files into smaller chunks when storing it on the hard drive. Having a large number of voluminous files on the computer makes your hard drive sluggish. You can overcome this problem by using a defragmenter tool that would organize your files, helping your hard drive run quicker.
Make your computer start up quicker
Presence of a lot of programs that turn on during the start up process can make your computer crawl. You can overcome this annoying problem by disabling most of the programs during a start up. You can do this through free tools such as Autoruns or simply Windows utility MsConfig to uncheck the programs you do not need running when you start up.