During this time where people are required to work and study from home, it is fair to say that a computer is one of the most essential things. With this device, people can still take care of their businesses. This is why it is better to have a quality computer with great performance. But, if there are any of you who feel like your computer is slowing down and less responsive, you should know how to boost your PC’s performance. So, you will not face serious issues in taking care of your businesses.
Ways to Boost Your PC’s Performance
There are some ways to improve a computer or laptop’s performance. When your computer start to slowing down, try these tips below to enhance your computer’s performance.
a. Delete Unimportant Apps
When you just buy a brand-new computer or laptop, there are already some apps installed. However, there are a few unimportant apps that you will rarely use or not use at all. If those apps are especially large-sized, they will surely affect your hard disk storage capacity as well as your PC’s performance. So, you are suggested to delete those unimportant apps if you want to boost your computer’s performance.
You can delete those unimportant apps by clicking Start, then select Control Panel and Uninstall A Program. After that, choose ones that you want to uninstall.
b. Minimize Running Programs At Startup
Some of you are probably not familiar with Startup yet. Startup is a process of running programs automatically together with the operating system load when the computer is just turned on. In this process, there are usually so many apps that also open without you knowing it. In other words, there are programs that are running in the background of the operating system, such as an antivirus program. Some of those programs will burden the performance of your computer, especially if the file size is quite large.
Those programs will bother other important programs that you are running. So, you can minimize running programs at startup by pressing the Windows button and R on your keyboard. Once it is open, type MSCONFIG, then press Enter. After that, select the Startup tab. Remove the check on apps that you consider unimportant. Then, click Apply or OK. Be careful, because there are several built-in programs or drivers that are necessary at startup.
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c. Use Performance Monitor
If you are using the Windows operating system, Windows 10 has a tool to monitor PC’s performances in real-time. The tool is called Performance Monitor. This tool will display the details of the system and hardware resources. So, you can use it to boost your PC’s performance. In order to enable the Performance Monitor on your computer, click Start and type ‘Performance Monitor’. Then, select Reports, System, then System Diagnostics. With this tool, you will be able to figure out what makes your computer slow.
d. Delete Trash in the Recycle Bin
Recycle Bin is the place where deleted, temporary files are stored. When you let the recycle bin full of deleted files and you do not clean it for a long time, it will automatically take up a lot of storage space on the hard disk partition, especially the C partition where the recycle bin and operating system are located. So, you need to clean it by right-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop and select Empty Recycle Bin.
If you want to permanently delete files, click the file and press Shift + Delete. This way, the files will not go to the Recycle Bin.
e. Disable Search Indexing
The search indexing feature indeed makes it quick for you when you use the search order on your computer. However, this feature can also decrease the performance of your computer. Because it runs in the background and uses a lot of system resources. If you rarely use this search indexing feature, you better enable it as a way to boost your PC’s performance. Disable the feature by right-clicking the Start menu, then select Computer Management.
After that, double-click on Services and Applications, then select Services. Find Windows Search and double-click on it. When a pop-up appears, click Startup Type and select manual or disable. Click OK to save the change.
f. Install Or Update Antivirus
The next way to boost the performance of your PC is by installing or updating antivirus. Installing antivirus on a computer is important. Without antivirus, harmful viruses can freely get into your operating system and damage it. Viruses can damage apps and also make performance slow. When you are choosing an antivirus product, choose the lightweight one. So, it will not take up a lot of memory space. Moreover, it will not burden your computer’s performance when you install it.
g. Delete Extensions Or Add-Ons On the Browser You Use
Extensions or add-ons on the browser will run on every tab you open. So, the more tabs you open on your browser, the more add-ons that will take up a great number of system resources. Installing many extensions on the browser will also reduce your computer’s performance. So, delete the extensions or add-ons that you do not use in your browser. This will enhance your PC’s performance, especially when you are surfing the internet.
h. Add Hard Disk/SSD Capacity and RAM
If you already try all of the previous tips mentioned above, yet you do not see any significant change in your PC’s performance, try to add hard disk capacity or RAM in your computer. Because hard disk and RAM is the main factor to boost the performance of your PC. RAM is extremely helpful when it comes to a multi-tasking process. If your work requires you to run so many applications at the same time, it will be better if you support your computer with a big-sized RAM.
Things are the same with hard disk capacity. If you have a lot of documents and your memory space is running low, you should add more hard disk capacities to your computer. So, your PC will not run low and be more responsive.
Those are the ways on how to boost your PC’s performance. It is a must for you to regularly take care of your PC to maintain its performance.