12 ways to make your computer faster (Windows 7,8, 8.1,10)

Running a slow PC is a major issue for every computer user. However upgraded your software is or whichever latest and fastest system you purchase, the ‘computer running slow’ issue is likely to appear before you. Especially, in Windows systems, this is a common issue that most users face.

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What causes your PC to run slow?
 
The performance of Windows 7 or Win 8.1 is mainly affected due to unnecessary programs running in background, unnecessary temporary files and viruses if any. So in order to make it faster, you need to follow some tricks and measures to run Windows faster. We have often heard PC users complaining ‘My computer is slow’ and ‘How to make my Windows 7 faster’ which is a usual complaint among Windows users. This is why we have put ahead a number of steps that you should follow to keep your system running faster.

 

How to make your computer faster (windows 8, windows 7)

 

(1) Remove the unwanted programs

Delete all the unwanted and unnecessary software which you never use and which are kept idle in your system. Most of the programs are likely to affect your PC’s performance because of the space they consume. Similar such programs are the high graphic games and software that eat up your hard drive’s space. To remove a program go to Control Panel > Add or remove programs/ Programs and Features > Select the program you want to remove > Click Uninstall.
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Uninstalling unwanted programs

 

(2) Remove unnecessary programs from start up

During Windows startup, most of the programs tend to run by default. So you need to minimize the number of running programs. You will see the startup programs in your Windows notification area from where you can learn about which programs are running during the system start up. By seeing this, you can disable a particular program from running during Windows start up. To disable a program go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > double click on System Configuration > Under Startup tab click Open Task Manager > Again under Startup you can select a program and disable it.
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Disable unwanted startup programs

 

(3) How to make your Windows 7 faster by cleaning up hard disk?

The unnecessary files on your computer hard drive eat up a lot of space, so you should perform a disk cleanup operation to free up some space in it. This removes the temporary files from the computer and empties the Recycle Bin. To clean up your hard disk go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > double tap on Disk cleanup > select the hard drive and click ok.
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Clean up disk

(4) Run few and limited programs at a time

Sometimes, running multiple programs at once might affect your PC’s performance and result to system boot. If you have a number of browser tabs open or you are using multiple browsers at the same time then it is likely to slow down your PC. It probably also happens due to the operation of more than one anti-virus software in a single system which is not at all accepted. You should use only one anti-virus program. 

 

(5) Turn off visual effects

Disable all visual and animation effects from your PC to make it run faster. It’s better to speed it up rather than making it pretty with special effects and animations. There are 17 visual effect options that you can manage and control. To adjust the effects go to Control Panel > Performance Information and Tools > Click on Adjust visual effects on the left > uncheck the options that you want to disable. You can click the particular settings like ‘Adjust for best appearance’ or ‘Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer’ which auto adjusts the performance.
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Visual effects

 

(6) How to make Windows 7 faster by system reboot?
 
Restart your PC periodically to clear its memory. It does not shut down only the running software on your taskbar but a number of other programs which are unwilling to stop. Restarting also fixes the smaller issues and this is the simplest process to speed up your Windows system. 
 
(7) Run anti-virus scan periodically
 
Another common issue for a slow running PC is the attack of virus and malware. Schedule or run manually a full anti-virus scan program so detect and remove all the threats that’re affecting your PC performance. Keep your anti-virus software and virus definitions up to date because that’s the best way to prevent viruses from coming in.
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Scan your PC

 

(8) Run error checking on disks
 
Running error checking programs also helps improve your system’s performance. It can correct any system file or disk errors in Windows 7 systems. To run error checking right click on the particular drive > go to Properties > under Tools, check Error checking.
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Check for errors

 

(9) Disable Windows Defender 

 

Disable the Windows Defender anti-virus scan program only if you have any additional third-party anti-virus software installed in your PC. Because both perform the same tasks, you don’t require both of them in the same system. Running both the programs overloads the system and slows it down. To disable Windows Defender go to Control Panel > open Windows Defender > Tap the Settings tab > Under Administrator, uncheck ‘Turn on Windows Defender’ option > Save changes.
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Windows defender

 

(10) Check driver compatibility
 
While installing any driver for Windows 7 starter or Windows 8 PC, check whether it is compatible with the system or not. The driver should be officially supported by Windows systems because if it is not, then your system will probably crash or get corrupted.
 
(11) How to make Windows 7 faster on the laptop with Power plan changing?
 
Power plan options are available in laptops and notebooks. It is the battery and power saver plans which intend to improve your system’s power performance. To change your system’s power plan go to Control Panel > Power Options > Select your plan. The Balanced plan is the most recommended plan which balances performance with energy consumption.
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Check battery power plan

 

(12) Disk Defragmentation
 
Defragmenting your hard disk rearranges the fragmented files so that your computer can work more efficiently. Disk Defragmenter runs on a scheduled basis but you can also run it manually according to your convenience. To defragmented your hard disk go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Defragment and Optimize drives > Select the drive and click Optimize.
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Fragment Disk
Therefore, the tips we have stated are probably the best ways to boost up your Windows PC’s performance and resolve the issue ‘How to make a computer faster windows 7’. If you are facing kind of slow performance issues on your system then try these methods and we ensure your PC will never remain the same as before.

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