10 Important Tips to Fix Slow Running Windows Computer

Getting stuck while working on PC? This may be due to various junk files, malware, virus
or unwanted software.
Here are the 10 useful tips to tweak the slow-performing windows computers. 

1. Delete Temporary Files-Go to –
1. Start
2. Now Press Windows Key + R.
3. Type %temp% hit enter.
4. Now select all files and delete them.
Some of the files may not be deleted because these are from currently running programs just skip them.2. Delete old prefetch data-Go to –
1. Start
2. Run
3. Type “prefetch” without quote hit enter,
now select all the files and just delete them.3. Run a Full Virus Scan-

You need to run a full virus scan in order to detect related threats these may cause the very slow performance of your computer you can use the free malware scan such as Malware bytes, scan and remove all detected threats.
Download from here

4. Remove Softwares which are not required-

There may be different unwanted software that has no need to run such ad different toolbar, desktop app,
or other useless software just remove them.
Go to-
1. Start
2. Control Panel
3. Uninstall a Programs look for such toolbar like Babylon, funmoods, coupon, conduit, and maybe many more just remove from your computer.

5. Disabling Startup Programs-

When the computer starts there are several installed programs loads at startup, which slows down windows turning on performance, it is better to remove startup items, be sure that some of the startup programs like antivirus need not to be removed from startup. to do so
Go to-
1. Start
2.  Run
3. Type  “msconfig”  now navigate to Startup, uncheck all except antivirus,
4. Click apply then ok.

6. Disk Cleanup-

Disk Cleanup is a windows tool that removes unwanted files such as system logs, System errors memory dump, Archived error files, etc.
Go to
1. Open My Computer
2. Select C drive
3. Right-click  then Properties
4. Click disk cleanup.
it will optimize your disk speed, and performance.

7. Disk Defragmentation – 

When we use a program on the computer it loads in memory chunks which are created for program execution, when we close the program these chucks remains there and called fragmented files in order to delete these files we have to defragment the disk.

1. Open My Computer.
2. Right-click the local disk volume that you want to defragment, and then click Properties.
3. On the Tools tab, click Defragment Now.
4. Click Defragment

8. Registry Cleaning and Defragmentation.

The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options, we have to clean older settings and data.

There is 2 way to clean the Registry-
1. Manually check for old and invalid registry settings and delete them. (Not Recommended).
2. Use Registry Cleaning Tools. (Recommended)
Tools Such as Ccleaner.
9. Browser Tuneup- 
 
Browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome maybe become slower due to many Add-on, Extension, or Toolbar, in order to optimize the browser you have to remove them.
. Remove ads-on and toolbar from Internet Explorer, it is better to Reset IE.
 To Reset IE-
1. Go to the control panel.
2. Internet option click on Advanced
3. Reset

Removing Extensions from Google Chrome-
1. Go to Settings
2. Extension
3. Remove all the Extensions.


10.  Update Drivers-

Some Driver needs to be updated for better performance if there is any update available install them.

1. Press Start
2. Go to Run
3. Type “devmgmt.msc” and hit Enter
4. Now the device manager window will open
5. Expand List
6. Select Driver > Right Click
7. Update Driver Software > Search automatically for updates.

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