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Every electronics be it computers, laptops, printers, etc. don’t have an endless life. With the time, every digital device and software wears out and that slows down the performance of the machine and brings bad experience to the users. You may not achieve same PC performance as when you bought a brand new machine, but it doesn’t signify that you can’t improve your PC performance significantly. To improve the overall performance of a slow and old machine below some simple tricks and tips are described:

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  1. Restart your machine

Before you start playing around with the PC’s hardware or software, give a break to your machine and restart it. When the PC is in running condition, PC goes through many processes, and there are some programs which just keep on working in the background even if you close the corresponding program. If you want to get rid of the closed still running processes restart the PC is a good way.

Or if your PC is running straight for long, then give it a rest. Often PCs slow down when they heat up, and consistent usage will dissipate heat from the device so it’s better to turn it completely off for some time and then start using again.

  1. Adjust the visuals for optimum performance

The default option of Windows is set to use animations and attractive themes, but to improve the performance of the system you may set disable all fancy visual effects and apply a basic theme. To do so, there is “Personalize” option in your Windows, in the context menu if you right-click on the desktop.

You can customize it manually or use any Tune Up software application in order to set up the optimum performance for your system.

Or if you have applied a dynamic wallpaper on your desktop or machine, they use multiple system resources and keep them busy when the system is running so it’s recommended that Windows default background which is quite light on system resources.

  1. Clean the system registry

Windows stores all the systems and application changes in the registry, and some of the changes may not be useful, but hog down the performance of the computer. To delete these changes, there are many registry cleaning tools which are easy to use and they have one-click operation. They are extremely light and powerful tool.

  1. Defrag the hard drive

Whenever you add data in your PC, it gets scattered all over the hard drive and makes it difficult for the system to search for files. To arrange data in a sequence, you can defrag the hard drive so that the system could easily get the specified file.

Windows has built-in, “Disk Defragmenter”, to find the tool just type disk defragmenter in the start menu search. Run it on all your drives to have a slightly smooth performance. Plus, there are Third-party defragmentation tools as well and they may also offer some added features.

  1. Disable startup applications

Startup programs also slow down your PC boot time and leave processes running in the background hamper your PC performance. Press Windows+R and type in “msconfig” in “Run” dialog to disable startup programs,.

To find all the programs that startup with your PC, navigate to the “Startup” tab and uncheck all the programs which you don’t want to start with the PC and click on the “OK” button to apply changes.

  1. Clean up the browsing history

Whenever you browse the Internet, browser stores all the temporary data in the PC does not get automatically deleted. It occupies the unnecessary space on your hard drive and slows down your PC. To get some performance boost and clean your system, you can use a dedicated tool for this purpose.

  1. Delete duplicate files

With time, your PC may create duplicate files like documents, media files, or even system files because of copy/pasting between devices or within the devices. These duplicate files are useless to the PC, and take up space and get in the way of the system whenever you find other data.

Or As an alternate, you can use a good third-party duplicate file deleting application to view and delete all duplicate files permanently from your computer which will also let you to filter and delete duplicate files.

  1. Use performance boosting software

There are a large number of performance booster tool available in both versions free and paid. To optimize your PC for best performance, these tools help to get rid of all the junk and tweak your system settings.

  1. Uninstall and remove useless software applications

There are possibilities that while downloading any app some unnecessary applications might have installed and these programs take up precious space and also get in the way of the system while it is searching for other data. There is no automatic process, so you will have to check all the programs manually and delete those which you don’t want to keep.

To uninstall files and applications in Windows, just type “Uninstall Programs” in the Start menu search and select the option “Uninstall programs”. Double-click on the selected program to uninstall. Furthermore, make sure that your “Recycle bin” is empty, otherwise, all the deleted programs will take space in the “Recycle bin”.

  1. Turn off the processes running in the background

If there are any programs which are working in the background, like cloud storage (Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, etc), updaters, and monitoring applications and much more, turn them off because running background processes consume your PC’s resources if you are working on your system. So for the convenience it is better to turn them off if you’re not using them.

  1. Upgrade to Latest OS Version

To get the most out of your computer, always keep your operating system updated because updated versions are more stable and robust against security risks along with the better features and performance. But before upgrading for a particular version, do check the system requirements and because if your PC can’t handle it, it may lead to decrease in performance.

  1. Upgrade RAM

All the running programs in your PC use PC’s RAM in order to run. So, if you want to run more programs, it’ll require more space on your RAM. But you may increase the space by purchasing more RAM and adding it to your PC.

  1. Use a Bigger hard drive or SSD

Low storage space may be one of the main reasons of slow performance of the device so free up its space by deleting data or buying a bigger hard drive so that you can move all the data to it. It’s better if you can afford to buy an SSD, when it comes to speed.

To store data, SSDs use chips not physical parts so they are very fast as compared to standard hard drives.

  1. Reinstall the OS

If you got too much infected and bloated software, then you might like to kick out everything and start over again. If you are reinstalling Windows, it will delete all the data inside it, so before reinstalling the OS, make sure you have backup of all your important data.

“Backup and Restore” is the option to reinstall Windows which will factory reset your Windows and will make it same as it came when you bought a new machine with the new OS.

  1. Remove viruses and other infections

Software companies add bloatware when you buy the PC which reduces the cost of the computer you are buying by profiting from the software companies.  These software startup as soon as turn on the PC and keep on eating up resource in the background and also consume precious space.

Above mentioned methods are just completely free advises and you should also know the limits of your machines while following the above tips.  You can check out the specifications of your machines by pressing Windows+R keys and typing “Dxdiag” in the “Run” dialog. It’ll display all your PC hardware and software specifications, which you need to keep in mind while trying to run multiple or resource hungry programs.

Natalie Green is an experienced technical content writer. She is working with a computer repair service provider company and likes to write unique and informative articles on latest technology and apps. In this article she discuss about email address tracing tips and tricks. Keep in touch with her to know more tips and tricks about data recoveryand virus removal servies.