Remove and limit any unnecessary programs for better performance
A new computer will almost always run quickly and smoothly. But over time it is almost inevitable that a computer will start to slow down, once it becomes encumbered with new programs, virus protection or other things that use up the computer’s resources. Even things you download from the Internet start to bog down your computer.
Fortunately, you are not destined to live with a slower computer, nor do you have to buy a new one. There are things you can do to help pick up your computer’s pace. You don’t even have to invest in expensive hardware upgrades. Keep reading to discover how to speed up your computer in no time.
Remove unnecessary programs
One of the biggest culprits for making a computer slow is having too many programs on it. In many cases, when you take your computer out of the box it has been pre-loaded with several programs. Some of these you may use daily, such as an Internet browser, but there will almost always be other programs on there that you don’t need. These programs are often pre-loaded on to computers as a software company’s way to entice users to try their products, but that doesn’t mean you have to do so. If there are programs on your computer that you never use and have no intention of ever using, there is no reason to keep them. Remember that even when you don’t use those programs they are still using up your computer’s memory and other resources. Deleting programs is like doing spring cleaning. Clear the clutter and things will be more efficient. However, be cautious, don’t remove any important programs that your computer requires to function correctly.
Note: There is a correct way to deleting programs and a wrong way. If you don’t already know the correct way then Google how to delete programs to learn the correct way.
Uninstall all of the programs you do not use. This includes programs that came installed on your computer when you purchased it as well as anything you installed yourself and do not need or want. Also include virus scanners and other things that could be running quietly in the background. If you don’t need it, delete it.
The value of deleting unused programs doesn’t just apply to newer machines, either. Old computers can benefit as well, perhaps even more so. Take stock of what is installed on your computer and figure out what you don’t need. Remember that you can always re-install things later if you decide that you want them.
When your computer starts up, some programs will automatically load up. Some will open up undetected in the background so that they launch more quickly when their associated icon is clicked. If they are programs you utilize frequently, this can be helpful because you don’t have to wait for them to load each time. But if they are programs you do not use very often (or at all) having them open during startup can seriously bog down your computer. The more programs you have loading at startup, the longer it will take to load Windows. If you need help disabling these startup programs then read this other article I wrote: Disable unnecessary startup programs to improve PC speed.
If you follow these easy steps, you can easily and effectively speed up your computer. By speeding up your computer you can not only work more effectively but also save yourself money. You won’t need to buy a new computer or even upgrade your old one.