5 Simple Tweaks to Improve Your Computer Performance | DIY Guide

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Last Updated: March 13, 2023

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Below we have mentioned some easy but also some of the most effective techniques that will definitely enhance the loading speed of your computer. After applying all of these techniques successfully, you will notice a sudden surge in the performance of your PC. Let’s not beat around the bush anymore and get started with this DIY (Do It Yourself) guide.

1. Disk Cleanup

There might be some files on your computer that are required but since these are in your computer, these files must be slowing down your computer. Once these unwanted files are cleaned, your PC’s performance will surely increase.

For this, you need to search “DISK CLEANUP” in the Windows search bar and then open the disk cleanup tool. After that follow the instructions mentioned below.

  1. Choose the Disk you want to clean e.g. Local Disk C
  2. Then select the files you want to delete. (For an optimal result we recommend you to select all.)
  3. After that click on the OK button.
  4. Once you confirm your choice and the process will start.
  5. It might take a few seconds to complete.

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2. Disk Clean up for System files

Cleaning up the system files will free up a few gigabytes in your hard disks. Most of the files that get deleted during the disk clean-up for system files are not important. These files include previous Windows installations files that are not required anymore and Temporary Windows installation files.

Follow the steps mentioned below to do the system file disk clean-up.

  1. Go to the My Computer
  2. Then right-click on the disk you want to delete e.g. Local Disk C
  3. Here, select the Properties option.
  4. In the General, section, click on the disk clean up button.
  5. In the pop-up window, click on the “Clean up Systems File” button.
  6. The process will take time depending on the size of the files.

You also will be able to see the total file size that has been deleted.

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3. Disk defragmentation

The disk fragmentation happens when the computer is in use for a long period of time or a huge amount of applications have been used on that particular system. Due to this, the system saves files in random places and it takes a while for a computer to run them collectively.

To defrag the disk, search the “DISK DEFRAG” in the Windows search and enter. It will open the defragmentation tool.

  1. First, choose the disk that you want to defrag (optimize) and click on the Optimize button.
  2. The process will take a few seconds.
  3. You can repeat the process for other disks as well.

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4. Uninstall unused programs/software

Once cleaning up your disk space, you need to uninstall the software that are of no use to you. For this, you need to manually check all the installed software and then uninstall the unnecessary ones.

  1. In the search bar type “RUN”.
  2. Then in the Run app enter the command “appwiz.cpi” and press OK.
  3. Here, you will see all the installed applications along with the disk space they are consuming.
  4. For uninstalling, right-click on the application and select the Uninstall button.
  5. Follow the subsequent steps to complete the procedure.

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5. Disk Format

In case, nothings come out after applying these troubleshooting methods then the last step left is to perform the complete Disk format. However, make sure to create a backup of your important files.

Restart your computer

At last, Restart your application twice and your system’s performance will be enhanced to a great extent.

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