3 Steps to Boost the Speed of Your PC in Minutes
February 17, 2019
February 17, 2019
If your computer is running slow, it can be extremely annoying and frustrating – preventing you from playing the games you want or watching your favorite movies. Fortunately, there are many ways to boost the speed & performance of your system, and here are 3 steps which can do that for you …
Step 1 – Uninstall Unwanted Programs
One of the biggest causes of a slow PC is the way in which programs slow it down. Whenever you install a program on your system, it not only takes up valuable hard drive space but most of the time, they end up running "in the background" even if you are not using them. Many programs (like Skype and AIM) run without your knowledge and take up lots of system resources in the process. To combat this, you should uninstall any programs you do not use. And you can do that by clicking on Start> Control Panel> Add / Remove Programs. In there, you'll see a list of programs where you should remove the ones you do not need or want any more.
Step 2 – Remove Extra User Accounts
Having extra users on your computer might seem like a good idea in theory, but it actually causes most PCs to run extremely slowly. The problem is that since extra user accounts need more settings, files and programs, they will often limit the amount of system resources that are available for other programs, making your PC run slower. To fix this problem, you should click on Start> Control Panel> User Accounts> Add / Remove User Accounts and you should try and remove any user account that is not yours. This may result in the loss of some data so make sure you back everything up before you do this.
Step 3 – Clean Out The Registry
This is a popular method of boosting PC performance. Basically, the registry stores information and settings for your computer and is used consistently to help your PC run as smoothly and effectively as possible. However, it's common for Windows to save many registry settings in the wrong way, corrupting them and making them unreadable.This makes your computer run slower as it has to take longer to process the files it needs, and is a problem for all Windows computers .
Cleaning out the registry will actually boost the performance of your computer a lot – and will often make your PC run like it when it was new. To do this, you should use a 'registry cleaner' to scan through the database and remove any of the damaged or corrupted settings that could have slowed your PC down. You can download a registry cleaner from most download sites and using it is pretty self explanatory (you basically just need to click "Start Scan" and then follow the on-screen instructions.