5 Tips to Improve your PC Performance
When your PC begins to slow down and becomes unresponsive one can get frustrated especially when you need it for important work. Some common reasons to what causes it are having too many programs running, too little hard disk space, and viruses.
If your PC is running slowly and takes a long time to load, here are 5 easy and quick solutions to help you fix your slow computer:
Restart Your Computer
The easiest solution is to restart your computer especially if it's been a long time since you shut it down.
Reason being that there are too many background processes that are not ended which ends up using a large amount of your computer resources without you knowing.
Disable Startup Programs
Startup programs will automatically launch the moment you open Windows which increases the time taken for Windows to startup. You won't realize that the application is launched but it'll launch quickly when you open it.
To disable unnecessary applications, go to your Windows Settings > Apps > Startup.
Low Disk Space
Check if you are running low on free space. If your PC has a low disk space, you might not be able to install important updates and it will affect the PC performance.
You can use Storage Sense which automatically frees up space by getting rid of unnecessary and temporary files.
To enable Storage Sense, go to your Windows Settings > System > Storage and turn it on.
Check for viruses & malware
Scan your PC using Windows Security to detect any viruses and run a anti-virus and anti-malware software and keep it up-to-date.
If you are also experiencing unexpected pop-up messages, programs that launch unexpectedly or hard disk sound is constantly working there's a high chance that your computer is infected.
To navigate to Windows Security, go to your Windows Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security.
Latest Driver Updates
Ensure that your drivers are kept up-to-date. Having an outdated driver causes the communication to be faulty and takes a longer time to have the connected devices working properly.
Updating your Windows will also update your device drivers as it will search for the latest device drivers to improve PC performance.
To check for updates, go to your Windows Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
Overall, it is easy to find a solution and solve the issue but being consistent is what prevents it. Always ensure that your drivers and software are kept up-to-date and clear out unnecessary and temporary files.
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