How To Speed Up Your Computer

Speeding up your computer can be done in several ways. There are many expensive ways of course like increasing the RAM, upgrading the processor, etc. but these may cost you a few hundred dollars. If you have the cash with you, then this is the easiest option. As far as the cheapest options, here are few of them (including some free ones):

1.      Limit the number of startup programs: If you limit the number of the startup programs, then the boot time will reduce. This can be easily done by using the MSCONFIG utility. The process of opening the utility is also simple. Just press the windows key and R key (win+r) to open the run dialog. Then type in “msconfig” in the box and press enter. This will open up the msconfig utility. Here you can check which programs should be started up at boot and which will not be started. You need not worry about them as they can be started up as and when required.

2.      Next, you can set the waiting time for the default operating system at the boot menu to speed up the boot time. You can also change the default boot drive to speed it up in the BIOS settings. The next set of changes can be made to the hard disk itself. It is evident that the fastest performance can be achieved with a faster read-write hard disk and this can be done if you defragment the same. There are many free applications available, which can do this task or you could use the windows defragmenter.

3.      You can even modify the plugins for a program that loads by default. These plugins can slow the loading time for PDF reader, Photoshop, Word or any other program. By reducing the plugins at loading, you can load faster.

4.      You can speed up your computer by deleting the temporary files and temporary internet files. By deleting these unnecessary files, you can increase the speed of computer.

5.      Do not to save anything on desktop, as it would slow your computer. You can even deselect the option to display files and folders on the desktop to reduce the clutter.

6.      Also, keep maximum free space on your computer by deleting unnecessary files. The computer converts the free space to virtual RAM, which increases the speed. You can also increase the limit on free space to be used as virtual Ram by going to the control panel and selecting the option for the virtual memory. On windows, it is known as the page file, whereas in Linux it is called the swap memory. You can allocate a specific amount of virtual memory for Windows from any of the partitions, whereas in Linux, there is generally a separate partition called the swap.

7.      Keep minimum files in the C drive or where the operating system is installed. This is to ensure a faster read-write time for the files and folders in the system, which translates to a faster computer.

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  1. There are lots of ways to speed up our computers, but the most important thing is to have installed very good maintenance software on it.
    I know tips and advice regarding this subject from a specialist who works at IT services Toronto... he taught me how to take care of my device with less effort.


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