Simple tasks like windows startup, running software applications, watching videos or listening to music online, slow performance while playing games or simply browsing a website could be a pain if it loads really slow or hangs on.
These performance tips should work irrespective of a low or high configuration PC. We all want our windows to perform well.
I would like to share some simple hacks that will help to boost a windows performance to make your computer run a little faster than before.
Install windows in a separate drive and Leave it alone:
While installing windows for the first time, make sure to create a separate drive allocated for OS. For example, assign the Drive C: for windows installation. By default all the drivers and software applications will be installed to the Operating System’s location. Create other multiple drives for personal storage.
Install appropriate softwares based on firmware
If you are on 64 bit windows, always install software applications that are built for 64 bit operating systems. A 32-bits program can be installed onto a 64 bit windows, but it might not perform well in some cases.
Uninstall or delete applications that you no longer need
Click the “Start”. Open “Control Panel.” Under Programs click “Uninstall a program.” Choose the program you would like to delete.
Remove programs from startup
This tricks will rapid boost your computer’s performance. Use Windows’ built in tool, MSConfig. Click the Start Menu, go to Search or Run, type “msconfig” Choose the “Startup” tab, and uncheck the boxes of the programs you don’t want to run on startup. Note: If you do not recognize a program on this list, do not remove it. Example, an antivirus application needs to run on startup and should not be removed from msconfig startup list.
Keep your Desktop Clean
Its not recommended to use huge file size images as a desktop wallpaper. It literally eats away your PC’s memory. Also make sure to organize and clean up shortcut icons from the desktop. I usually maintain “Folders” to organize my icon’s or files.
Clean the registry
Over time, the windows Registry can become cluttered with missing or broken items as you install, upgrade, and uninstall software and updates. CCleaner can help you clean out the Registry so you’ll have fewer errors. The Registry will run faster, too.
Do less Multitasking
If you love multitasking or running multiple applications at once you wont like this one
Applications such as Photoshop, Chrome, Flash players eat away lots of memory and its always better to close the windows you are not using currently. Trust me this will boost up and you will experience the speed instantly.
If you have your computer build on low hardware configuration, but try to install and run latest software applications that require and recommend more RAM (Memory) or disk space.. The solution to this is “Its time to upgrade your hardware and windows”
That’s all for now. I have few more application’s specific tweaks that I plan to share soon. Please do comment/like/share this post if you feel this could help some with improving their windows speed.