Best Ways to Make Your Windows PC Run Faster

by Emily on May 3, 2018

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Your Windows system requires regular cleaning and care to keep running well. Here, your system hard disk gets cluttered due to various reasons and makes your system run slow. To deal with various performance issues, you can use built-in utilities for instant and effective results. In addition to that, you can also look for third-party tools if you are looking for some additional features. In this article, we have discussed ways to make your Windows PC run faster in instant manner.

Defrag Hard Drive: When you keep on adding, deleting and updating files and other data, it makes your system hard disk fragmented. Here, it needs to work extra to find any file from fragmented disk and it affects your system performance negatively. It not only takes more time to search data but it also causes system lags and other performance issues. Though, in general practice, your system defrags itself automatically at regular intervals (by default once in a week) still if you can defrag your system drive manually when needed. To manually defrag your system hard disk, follow these steps.

  • Go to the search box and search “defrag” or “optimize”. Here select “Defragment and Optimize Drives” option.
  • Now on Optimize Drives window, choose the drive you wish to defrag and press Analyze button.
  • Here, your system will analyze the selected drive and show the fragmentation percentage for the selected drive.
  • To defrag the selected drive, simply press Optimize button.
  • Once it will complete the process, it will show a message (0% fragmented) next to the drive.

Clean Registry: You can use another built-in utility on your Windows 10 system to fix cluttered registry issue. Here, you can use Registry Editor on your system to scan, detect and fix various registry errors. To access Registry Editor on your system, go to Search box and search and select “regedit”. Allow the necessary permission in the User Account Control dialog box to open Registry Editor. Now once you are on Registry Editor, go through the individual entries to find and fix the errors.

Note: You only tweak the registry settings when you have a clear idea what you are doing. As one wrong move in the registry could affect your system negatively.

Install SSD: Transition from old style HDD to SSD (solid state drive) could help you boost your system performance significantly. Unlike HDD, SSD doesn’t work on moving parts to store information or use mechanical read/write hand to perform read or write tasks. Here, SSD uses microchips to perform different tasks which makes it effective and really fast as it needn’t to move around your complete disk space to read or write the information. Further, Solid-State-Drive (SSD) uses non-volatile NAND-based flash memory to perform different tasks efficiently. Though SSD cost you more than traditional HDD but it is worth moving from slow HDD to high-performance SSD.

Clean Junk Files: Your system stores lot of junk files over time in different forms including temporary files, log files, cache files, obsolete program files and lot more. To find and delete all such unnecessary data on your system, you can use built-in “Disk Cleanup” utility for instant and effective results. To use this utility, go to search box and search and select “Disk Cleanup”. Select drive you wish to clean on the pop-up window. Here, it will scan your complete system storage and display you all junk files on Disk Cleanup window. To delete any of these files, simply select it and press OK. You can also click on “Clean up System Files” option to get rid of old & obsolete system files.

Increase RAM: This is the simplest and one of the most effective steps to quickly improve your system performance. Before increasing RAM, see how much RAM will support your system and how much is needed to keep your system running smooth.

Conclusion: The simplest way to deal with performance issues and to boost your system performance is to use various built-in utilities for instant results. In addition to that, you can also rely on different third-party tools for effective results. Here, we have discussed few important steps to help you boost your PC performance. If you know more such steps, feel free to comment below.

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