Have you just noticed that your over time your PC became slower than before? When you start an action your hard disk indicator light often blink? Take too time to open a software or document? No problem, there are ways you can follow to fix it. Read down here. Read to speed up your PC.
1. Make Sure That Your PC Supports The Programs that you intend to use. Above and beyond everything you can do with software to optimize the function of your computer, make it confirmed that you have the proper hardware to support your OS. You can search for supported software based on the score of your hardware (determined by Vista) and can get to know what your hardware is capable of. Go to Windows Marketplace for more details.
2. Scan for Spyware Adware, and Viruses. Most Windows computer is vulnerable to viruses. Viruses are nasty little programs enabled to cause both major and minor problems for users. Spyware and Adware are programs or scripts created by different companies to find out more information about customers, so that, they can deliver better products to them. Normally these programs aren’t spread for malicious purposes. However, Adware and Spyware can be loaded into computer memory and can slow it down. Scanning system and removing of Viruses, Spyware and Adware is a great way to improve computer performance.
3. Scan Your Operating System for Errors. An operating system is a bundle of files that can perform different functions. It isn’t impossible that, over time, one or more of these system files has become corrupted or changed. The speed of your system may decrease, if that happens. Use Scan disk to check and correct these errors; it will inspect these files and correct any problem it finds.
4. Don’t Use Automatically Start Programs at startup. These Programs engages RAM. Unless you always use these programs, you can keep them from loading at Windows startup and speed both the booting of your computer and its performance. You can use CCleaner for managing system’s startup objects. CCleaner can be downloaded from FileHippo.
5. Adjust Visual Effects for Better Experience. Windows provides a number of interesting visual effects such as animated windows and fading menus. If you don’t have enough operating memory (RAM), these functions can slow down its performance. Reducing or adjusting visual effects can make it better.
6. Uninstall Unused Programs. Over time, you may have installed programs on your computer that you do not use. It creates connections between the program and the operating system, when a program is installed. Even if you do not use these programs, this program can slow down your PC. If you have the original program’s installation disk or file (setup file), removing programs will free up space on your computer and may speed up your system’s performance.
7. Defragment Your Hard Drive (After that you tried everything else). The more information and programs you have on your computer, the more it’s probable that Windows has stored parts of the same file in different directories on your hard drive. It may do this for several files and programs, depending on how much free space is available. Defragmenting the hard drive places all information for each folder in one place. But it takes much time. The result can be a faster computer experience. Also, you should only do this if you have a reliable source of power for your computer. Doing this when there is a power problem in the neighborhood, is not a good idea. If power goes down while defragmenting a drive, it will create more problem than before defragmenting it.
8. If all the above steps have done and your computer doesn’t become more responsive, you might have to consider reinstalling the operating system and programs. Fresh installation of OS can magically boost up your PC’s performance. Here, Fresh installation means deleting all partitions of hard disk and recreate them and then reinstalling the OS in the root drive. If your computer is affected by viruses; then, doing this will solve the problem along with increasing the speed, in most case. But first, you need to back up your important files and have a little knowledge on how to solve few technical matters to do this. This is the last option – basically you will need to backup all your data, wipe your hard drive clean and re-install the operating system with your original disks. Then, install all your favorite programs and restore all your data and user settings.