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Best Ways to Speed Up Windows 7

Are you experiencing hang ups and freezes at your computer? Annoying, isn’t it? It is even more annoying if you are working on an urgent task. You might ask yourself what the hell is happening on my PC? You might even ask yourself again that my computer is running the latest Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft Corp., why it runs so slow?

Why Does My Windows 7-installed PC Runs Slow?

There are many factors that affect the overall performance of a Windows 7 computer. Let us discuss those factors separately in two categories – the software and hardware side. Let’s talk about the hardware side first.

Hardware Side

  • Defective or low processing RAM. RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It is an important Windows component. This one processes the request of every PC users. If too many programs are running at the same time, this will crash.
  • Inappropriate or mismatch devices installed. Incompatible device will not work and will only affect the overall PC performance.
  • Defective devices installed. This can also take up CPU usage, thus can slow PC processes.

Software Side

  • Incompatible applications and drivers installed.
  • Outdated drivers and applications.
  • There are viruses, spywares, Trojans, and computer worms in the PC.
  • Local hard drive is full.
  • There are many programs running in the background.
  • Memory leak.
  • There are many unwanted entries and values in the Windows registry.
  • There are many programs installed on the PC.
  • There are unwanted desktop shortcuts and applications.

How to Speed Up your Windows 7 PC

There are a lot of ways on how you can boost the performance of your PC. Here are some of those strategies. I hope you can learn a lot from this article.

  • Check the performance of your PC first. You can access the performance troubleshoot at the Control Panel. Access the Control Panel through the Start button at the Windows task bar. Whenever you are at the Control Panel already, type in the term “troubleshooter” at the text box, then hit enter. Click troubleshooting. Choose Check for performance issues under the System and Security tab.
  • Update Windows 7 regularly. Updating your Windows 7 operating system will allow you to have the highest level of protection from Microsoft Corp.
  • Run antivirus and spyware constantly. You should also update these applications to detect more viruses and spywares accurately.
  • Remove defective and incompatible applications and devices.
  • Upgrade your RAM. Be sure that the replacement will fit the systems requirements of the Windows 7 operating system.
  • Remove unneeded devices. Too many attached devices can drain CPU processes.
  • Uninstall unneeded programs.
  • Run Disk Defragmenter to defragment the local drives.
  • Search Indexing must be disabled. You learn how to disable search indexing.
  • Delete unwanted programs during startup.
  • Deactivate the Aero feature of the Windows 7 operating system. Yes, it can beautify your computer but it can also drain CPU usage.
  • Remove unused fonts.
  • Turn off system sounds.
  • Set priorities on every application requested.
  • Remove unused features that are installed along with the Windows 7 operating system. These features may include the installed and default games like freecell, solitaire, and minesweeper.
  • Disable visual effects to have a faster PC.
  • Deactivate the User Account Control (UAC) component. You can do so by accessing the Control Panel and select User Accounts and Family Safety then User Account. Drag the slider down and point into the “Never Notify” caption.
  • Do not enable the Windows 7 Sidebar.
  • Disable thumbnail options in browsing files.
  • Clean and fix the registry

5 Responses to “Best Ways to Speed Up Windows 7”

  1. lorem says:
    How would i know if there is inappropriate or mismatch devices installed on my pc?
  2. vgallier says:
    I Admire the time and effort you put into this blog and detailed information, great help. thanks
  3. fiama says:
    I’ve been having a lot of trouble with my pc lately. I’m not sure what’s going on but it’s not speeding up.
  4. fuselinks says:
    hi! nice posting i really enjoyed it a lot i have bookmarked this page and i hope that u will continue providing this kind of information information to us specially pc error topics.
  5. charles says:
    One of the best ways to speed up pc is by performing a registry scan using the best registry scanner once a week to clear out bad registry.

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