Waiting for a creaking, slow computer to swirl through a simple task is one of life’s biggest displeasures. Over time, everyday use of computer builds up unwanted files that disrupt your hard disk. Inadequate computer habits also add to computer slowness. Usage of multifarious programs at once, browsing the internet with various browser windows, putting computer to sleep instead of regularly restarting, adding plug-in and services, and avoiding regular maintenance, all add up to computer bad performance.

Here are some best known practices to keep running your computer at its best.

Reorganize your hard drive

To defrag hard drive is to fortify all the empty spaces that are created in the file system as you add and delete files. Hard drive takes longer time to think due to these empty spaces which in turn causes folders, programs and files to open slowly. You can use built-in windows or there are many defrag tools available which one can download.

Disable startup programs

Disabling start-up apps is another good option to speed up your computer. Startup apps create much burden to your computer which causes poor performance. To do this, go to task manager and press start-up tab and close all the apps which are not important to you.

Reduce animations

Many animations are used by windows computer which affects a lot to your computer performance. So you are required to close those animations to make your computer work properly. To disable animations, press windows key + X or click on start button and select system. After this, go to advanced tab and click settings under performance. And select adjust for better performance under visual effects. Now select animations you want to halt.

Scan for adware and malware

Malicious software can slow down your computer. This runs your computer and consumes storage. This type of software can be detected by antivirus or malware type software. When you try to install new important software, this type of malware software can also be installed. This malicious software harms really badly to your computer.

Reset your computer / reinstall windows

If the above steps don’t help you out, then you need to reinstall windows on your computer. It is the last option for a slow pc. Another version of windows installation is also a good option as it is very easy to install fresh windows. If your computer is still slow, upgrade the processors, solid storage, graphics etc.

If these tricks didn’t turn in your side and you are left again with a slow computer, surge a white flag and move towards a computer store. But even if you get a new computer, save these methods! Because new computer won’t always remain new!