5 Tips to Boost Your PC’s Performance Dramatically

Windows 7 is the latest operating system for PCs by Microsoft. Microsoft has worked extremely hard to offer a super fast PC user experience, but some people are still not satisfied with its performance. PC users want to have an operating system that can boot up extremely fast and process their operations within a blink of an eye.

So, if you want to have an extremely fast and smooth PC experience, here are the top 5 Tips that will boost your PC’s performance dramatically:

Disable Unwanted Startup Programs to Make Your PC Load Faster!

Most people complain that their PC takes too long to boot and too long to load programs at the startup. Even in the latest version of Windows, these complaints are fairly common. However, it is not the operating system that is making your PC to boot slow, but it is the programs that are configured to start automatically at the Windows startup.
As a solution, all you need to do is disable the unwanted programs from the Windows startup menu. You can do this by following these simple steps:

Step 1 – Click Start Menu Button
Step 2 – Type “msconfig”
Step 3 – Press Enter

Now, once you press enter, you will get a similar dialogue box to this:

You can see at the top of this window “Startup”. Click that tab and you will see a complete list of your programs that are configured to start automatically everytime your PC boots. Now, you can simply select the programs that you do not want to start automatically by unchecking the box right next to those programs. If you are not sure which programs you need to disable, you can check out the location and manufacturer name as well.

Visual Effects Vs Performance?

The latest operating system by Windows is certainly good looking and catchy. For instance, the latest Windows glass effect (Aero theme) looks extremely beautiful and elegant. However, these beautiful effects are achieved at the expense of your PC’s performance.

The transparency effects and all other visual effects in Windows 7 are memory hog. They take too much of your PC’s memory to give you those stylish visual effects. So, If you are more concerned about the speed of your PC, then you can disable the Aero theme and observe an immediate boost in your overall PC performance.

Disabling Windows Glass Effects (Aero Theme)

Step 1 – Click Start Menu Button
Step 2 – Type “transparent”
Step 3 – Click the first option under the “Control Panel” header.

Once you click the first option, you will see this dialogue box:

Now, all you need to do is uncheck the box next to the line “Enable Transparency” and click “Save Changes”.

Do You Frequently Forget The Location of Your Files and Folders? If Not, Disable Windows Search Indexing.

There are many new features included in the latest version of Windows to make it easy to use operating system. One of such features is the “Windows Search Indexing”. This feature makes it easier and faster for you to search your desired files. So, you may be wondering, why should you even think about disabling it?

The answer is simple, it eats up a huge part of your memory. Even if you are not searching a file or a folder, it keeps on indexing different drives and folder locations for making your future search faster. Thus, it takes a big part of your memory. On the other hand, if you do not use “Windows Search” option often, you can simply disable this feature and make your PC run faster.

Disabling Windows Search Indexing Feature

Step 1 – Click Start Menu Button
Step 2 – Type “services.msc” and press the Enter Key.
You will see a dialogue box like this:

Now, spot the highlighted item “Windows Search”. Right click on it then left click on properties. You will get a box like this:

Simply, select the highlighted item i.e. “Disabled” and press “OK”.

Do You Know The Defragmentation Tool in Windows?

Many people do not even know that there is a built in performance booster tool in your Windows operating system that can make a huge impact on your PC’s performance. This tool is known as “Defragmenter”.
With the passage of time, your hard drive gets fragmented. Thus, it slows down your computer. With the defragmentation tool, your fragmented data on your hard drive is defragmented. As a result, your hard drive works faster and more efficiently than before. You can even schedule your disk defragmentation as well.

To run this tool, follow these steps:

Step 1 – Click Start Menu Button
Step 2 – Type “Disk Defragmenter” and press the Enter key.

After pressing the enter key, you will see this box:

Select the hard drives that you want to defragment and then click the highlighted “Defragment Disk” button. You can also click “Configure Schedule” button to schedule disk defragmentation for the future.

Use a Reliable Antivirus

Last, but certainly not the least, there are numerous types of viruses that can slow down your PC. Every other day, there are latest threats that can not only slow down your PC, but also get unauthorized access to your computer and personal information. These sophisticated viruses can be extremely dangerous, if not dealt seriously. Thus, it is absolutely necessary that you use a reliable antivirus. You do not even have to run a full system scan everyday anymore. Now, almost all the top rated antivirus software has a real time protection that keeps you protected from all kinds of viruses in real time.
Nevertheless, there are newer and more sophisticated viruses thrown on the internet on a daily basis. Thus, you must keep the antivirus definitions of your antivirus program updated. Otherwise, you may get exposed to a virus.

So, these are the top 5 tips to boost your PC’s performance dramatically. These tips may seem insignificant and unimportant, but it will surely make a huge impact on your PC’s performance. However, if you are still not satisfied with the results, you can always add more hardware resources like RAM or a better processor to speed up your PC.

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