Is your computer slowing down, buzz and hum as it tries to follow you? Before you spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a new computer, it is possible to have only a few simple steps to make your Windows or Mac computer running faster.
1. Back up your computer
Many of us feel like we have stored in our computer's entire life - the good memories of the photos, our musical tastes evolve, school work, tax returns, and more, everything we have to do our work. Before making any big changes, it is always a good idea to back up your files.
2. Restart your computer
This can temporarily speed up a slow computer by updating the memory. Restart or turn off your computer, wait a few seconds, then on again, may be your computer running faster.
Be sure to save you all projects that work on the computer before shutting down.
3. First, check your memory
Go to My Computer, click the local drive, and then click Properties. You will see a pie chart of your used space and free space. If the hard disk is almost full, you must delete programs and files; if there is still a lot of room, so it may be something wrong with your operating system.
4. Remove all programs
Go to the Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs (Uninstall a Program, depending on the operating system) to find a list of programs installed on your computer. Some things make you feel useless immediately, in this case, you may remove them right away. Others do not, and may require a little research.
5. Avoid unnecessary startup programs when the computer is started
Some programs can start, once the computer start working in the background, so when you open them, they will quickly load. Open the Start menu and run a search for msconfig. Click on Start button a list of all programs that run on computer comes and disable all unnecessary programs.
6. Change the plan of your computer for better-performance
To select the Control Panel and Power Options. A list of power plans, balanced, energy saving and high performance comes. These settings control how you consume your computer power - either through the power reduces the battery life to maximize, thereby maximizing the performance with increased energy consumption or a balance between the two. For choosing high-performance option can increase the speed and overall computer performance.
7. Remove unnecessary entries in the Windows context menu
The context menu which appears when you click right on something. Sometimes programs will ask to be added to the menu, others will be added automatically. To remove them, press Win + R to open the Run dialog box. Type regedit and click OK. Click on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT → shellex ContextMenuHandlers. In this list delete applications that you do not want to be included in the menu.
8. Install anti-malware, Spyware scanner antivirus program
The fewer insects, viruses, adware and pieces from your computer to manage, the more time to devote to other processes
9. Run a Disk Cleanup
This can clean up hundreds of megabytes and delete temporary files, unnecessary system files and empty the trash. Click on My Computer, click the disk button, and click Properties. Click Disk Cleanup (in the General tab). A pop-up window asksyou for the files that you want to be deleted. Check those you wish to remove, and then run the cleanup. This can make your computer running faster.
You want to keep the game files (unless you want to delete backups) and configuration files.
If you have multiple disks or partitions, you must select the one that you want to be cleaned.
10. Run a disk defragmentation
When data is fragmented, the computer must search for the file fragments that could be distributed anywhere on the hard drive. Defragmentation organizes your data and free up disc space on your computer so that your computer may able to access data faster. Click on My Computer, then right-click on the hard drive. After clicked on right mouse button, click Properties, and click defragment Tools Now. With the help of this your computer running faster
11. Disable visual effects
There are 20 visual effects can be enabled or disabled. To turn all effects off and optimize performance, Go to Control Panel, System, and then click Advanced System Settings. Select the ball, which says: Adjust for best performance.
12. Add RAM on your computer
To see if you need more RAM, initialize the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del. On the Performance tab, find the area of physical memory devoted (MB). If the number next to Available is less than 25% of total MB, you need to add RAM.
13. Delete temporary files on the computer
The device generates a lot of temporary files every time you start and / or use applications. It takes a considerable amount of space, further the system resumes. You should clean this every time when you think that your computer is working slowly. To do this, press Win + R and % temp% (without quotation marks). Permanently delete the folder, all files (⇧Shift + Del). Leave files that said the system, it could not remove.
14. Consider on your computer hardware upgrade
It could be that the computer is running slow due to the old software is running in updating software. When a computer hardware has been released, is designed to perform specific versions of the operating system or software. When a new version of the software is released it is only supported by older hardware. Your computer may run slowly or freeze because the old hardware is trying to keep up with the updated software. Try replacing the parts, which can speed up your computer. Upgrade you software to make computer running faster.
Adding more memory is not necessarily to make your computer work faster. If the computer slows to switch between windows or tasks, or if you often open multiple browser tabs simultaneously, additional RAM may help.
You can put your computer to the expert for adding RAMlike the Geek Squad at Best Buy Company, or you can decide to add more memory. Be sure to do your research before trying to do it on your own.