If your computer has slowed down and takes ages to boot up, now is the time to take action. This guide is going to show you some of the ways in which you can speed up your computer. Without further ado, let’s get started. One of the most obvious ways to speed up your computer is Disk defragmentation. This comes as a Windows feature and that’s where you should start. Depending on the size and the level of fragmentation of the disk, this whole process can take anything from a few minutes to a few hours. Disk defragmentation is the best solution to reorganize the files on the hard drive so that it is more easily accessible to the user and programs. If you don’t defrag your hard drive then it will slowly become slower. It is recommended to perform defragmentation at least once every two months to keep your computer software, applications, and programs in top shape. To do this, Right-click on the hard disk icon and selectProperties. Then go to theToolstab and click on theDefragmentbutton. As I mentioned earlier, this should take some time to complete and you should wait till the defragmentation process is completed.
It’s quite early to tell you this but in many cases, the best way to speed up your computer is to reinstall the operating system. For this task, there are many softwares available in the market. There are some good open-source software too. Etcher is one of them and you can get it directly from their website. It allows you to make bootable USB flash drives easily. You can also switch to another operating system using Etcher. Luckily, there are many good Linux distributions available today. For example, Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint, Manjaro, and Zorin. As you can see, the list is long and there are many options to choose from! All it needs is an ISO file of your preferred operating system and Etcher will take care of the rest.
If you don’t want to reinstall your operating system, don’t worry because there are some alternative options. The best way to speed up your operating system without reinstalling is to get rid of unnecessary applications that slow down your computer. To identify these, you can use your task manager and see which softwares are heavily using your computer’s resources. You will be able to see an instant performance increase once you remove these programs. So, we hope the guide helped you, and Good Luck!