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    pratibha91 is offline Beginner
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    Default Do you recall the speed of your computer when you first bought it home?

    Hello Everyone,

    Every thought will be appreciated !!

    Thanks in Advance

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    johnson_br is offline New Member
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    Default Improve Your Computer Performance

    1. Uninstall unnecessary software
    Your computer comes preloaded with a number of applications that many people wonít use but that can eat up system resources. You can usually identify these when you see a pop-up prompting you to update a program youíve never used before.
    Remove them from your computer and free up disk space
    Click on the "Start" button and visit the ďAll appsĒ menu
    Here you can view a list of the applications you have installed - and the ones you havenít
    Once you find the program you want to uninstall, right-click on the icon to see the "Options" menu
    Or, you can right-click on Start and visit Programs and Features. Windows assistant Cortana can also be helpful because it can perform a search for ďProgramsĒ in its search box. From there, youíll find a record of which apps youíve used recently and which take up the most space. After surveying whatís installed, you can decide which programs can be deleted to help improve system performance.
    Youíll also want to know which programs are required for your computer to run properly and which can be discarded. One of the reasons these applications slow down your PC is because they often start up automatically when you boot up your computer.
    If you arenít sure whether you want these applications permanently erased, you can take a more in-depth look at the applications you want to remove within the aforementioned menus.

    2. Limit the programs at startup
    Along the same lines, you can also determine which applications run when your PC boots up. Windows 10 has an updated Task Manager that makes it easier to determine what you want running in the background and what you can start on your own.
    To access Task Manager, press Ctrl-Shift-Esc
    A box will appear that lists all the applications you have installed on your computer
    It also gives you a detailed account of the amount of RAM each program uses when you start your PC
    To make an adjustment, just right-click on the application you want to change to tell it not to run until commanded
    You can always change the settings if you notice that a program is no longer running that impacts how you use your PC. If in doubt, you can always restart your computer and see how it runs without certain applications available at startup.

    3. Add more RAM to your PC
    In terms of memory usage, Windows 10 uses less RAM than previous versions, but increasing RAM memory has been a tried-and-true way to speed up devices for years.
    If you have a convertible or detachable laptop, youíll likely need to settle for what came in the box. Some business and gaming laptops make it possible to add RAM, but it can still be tricky.
    Itís much easier to add more RAM to desktop computers, and itís much cheaper, too. Anyone with a basic idea of the interior of a desktop tower is capable of installing more RAM in an hour or so.
    You can also take your computer into a professional shop to have more RAM installed. If youíre worried about potentially compromising your system or doing this incorrectly, then having an opinion from someone who knows what he or she is doing can ease your mind and make adding extra memory easy.

    4. Check for spyware and viruses
    Itís almost impossible not to pick up a virus at some point while browsing the web, but the new Windows Defender software has made it easier than ever to find malware that may be causing major issues on your PC. Third-party programs are also easy to install and can be just as effective in removing any spyware or viruses you may have picked up.
    Some applications are better than others and some can take up more space, which can then cause issues with speed. Ideally, you want to find software that is efficient and removes malware completely, but that doesnít take up too much space on your PC.
    Consider installing two types of software for computer performance monitoring. Malware cleanup programs can solve lagging or blatant issues with speed or popups. However, you should also look into applications that offer ongoing protection and run in the background. Again, keep in mind that these antivirus programs take up space, so you want to choose one that is designed not to affect performance.
    A little research can help you to find the software that works within your budget or with your specific type of operating system. There can be compatibility issues if youíre downloading free software, so double-check everything before installing it so you donít run into additional performance problems.

    5. Use Disk Cleanup and defragmentation
    Every computer has a number of files and programs on its hard drive that havenít been used in a while or are unnecessary. Disk Cleanup allows you to find which applications and files can be deleted from your computer, freeing up drive space for the programs you will use.
    It is incredibly easy to access Disk Cleanup.
    From the Start button or Cortana search box, youíll be sent to the program
    A quick scan will show you the temporary files, installer applications, and web pages that you havenít used or no longer need
    From there, it will automatically delete them and clear up some space.

    Hope these tips help you bring back the speed you had when you first bought it.


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