Technology today is progressing faster than ever before, and computers are becoming more of a standard in just about every home. Technology helps us stay connected, it’s making the world faster and smarter, and it allows us to be a lot more productive. However, computers don’t always work the way we want them too, and more often than not we are going to run into computer problems some where down the road.
Luckily, there are many different ways to fix computer problems depending on the type of problem.
The following is a list of ways you can improve your computer’s performance. Firstly Know how to Load up Windows faster From Here.
1.Uninstall Unused Programs:
Over time, you may have accumulated programs on your computer that you do not use. When a program is installed, it creates connections between the program and the operating system. Even if you don’t use these programs, they can slow down your system. If you have the original program’s installation disk or file, removing programs will free up space on your computer and may speed up your system’s performance. Remove unnecessary or old programs from the Add/Remove dialog of the Control Panel. I suggest using a Good Un-installer Program like REVO-uninstaller or YOUR un-installer to remove all the traces which normal Uninstaller doesnt.
2.Scan for Viruses, Spyware and Adware:
Spyware and Adware are programs created by companies to find out more information about customers, so they can better market products to them. Usually these programs are not created for malicious purposes. Spyware and Adware can load into computer memory and slow it down.Use a powerfull Virus and malware detector and remove any virus. If system Files are infected try to heal them or if nothing works use Tip #10.
3.Delete your Internet browsing history:
Delete Temporary Internet files, cookies to free up disk space on your computer using a free program like CCleaner. It can also fix issues with your registry.
4.Increase Size of the paging file:
In windows the paging file is controlled by Windows, which can cause defragmentation. Also, the paging file should be on a different hard drive or partition than the boot partition. Read here on the rules for best paging file performance.
5.Turning off indexing:
In Windows XP and Vista, the Windows Search indexing service is turned on for all local hard drives. Turning off indexing is a simple way to increase performance
6.Use a System Optimization Software:
The Best software we recommend is Advanced system optimizer and Tuneup Utilities,Both are Paid Versions but are worth Every Penny.These software include all the programs to optimize pc to the maximum extent.
7. Adjust Visual Effects for Better Performance:
Windows provides a number of interesting visual effects including animated windows and fading menus. If you do not have enough operating memory , these effects can slow down your computer.
8. Defragment Your Hard Drive:
The more information and programs you have on your computer, the more it is likely that Windows has placed parts of the same file in different locations on your hard drive. It may do this for hundreds of files and programs, depending on how much space is available. Defragmenting the hard drive places all information for each file in one place. The result can be a faster computer experience. Defragment your computer hard disk using free tools like SmartDefrag.
9. Installing Extra RAM:
Find out what type of RAM you need and how much of it your system can handle. A Good PC should have atleast Minimum 1Gb RAM,making it 2gb wont hurt,it will remove more pressure from the pc’ memory hence making it fast.A DDR2 DDR3 RAM comes very cheap nowadays, 1gb ram costs Max 15-20$ USD or 800-1000 .
10. Formatting and Reinstalling the Operating System: (After you have tried everything else)
If you have done all the above steps and your computer does not become more responsive, you might consider reinstalling the operating system and programs. This is a scorched earth option – basically you backup all your data and user settings, wipe your hard drive clean and re-install the operating system with your original disks.
I’m sure I have missed out on lots of performance tweaks, tips, hacks, etc, so feel free to post comments to add to the list or for any queries! Enjoy!