How to speed up your Windows® 7-based PC
Simple steps to enhance the speed of your Windows 7 PC
Windows 7 has been designed to provide its users with enhanced speed. Though it is much faster than its previous versions, at times we are unable to get desired output from our Windows 7-based PC. Poor storage capacity, lack of disk space, malware or virus infection, installing dozens of programs, or junk lying on your computer; there could be plenty of reasons that could slowdown your exceptionally well-running PC. All these and more might have often left you irritated with frequent shut downs and hangs. You can easily enhance the speed of your Windows 7 PC by following some simple yet effective steps.
Delete unnecessary programs
Unnecessary programs might be hampering your computer’s performance. Uninstall all such programs; these include both manufacturer-installed programs and software that you have installed yourself but lay unused. Some essential software that can help in cleaning unwanted files from the system are CCleaner, Wise Registry cleaner, TeraCopytool, etc. CCleaner is a free software that could be downloaded fromÂ www.piriform.com/ccleaner. You can run any of these software, once a week, to enhance the speed of your Windows 7 PC.
Fragmented data can also make your PC slow. Disk Defragmenter can help you to rearrange your fragmented data, thus making your hard disk work more efficiently. You can also manually defragment your hard disk.
Disable Aero Theme Feature on Windows 7
The aero theme adds “Eyecandy” to Windows 7. But it utilizes a lot of resources, making the system slow. To disable the aero feature, right click on your Desktop, select “Personalize” and uncheck the “Enable Transparency” box by clicking on “Open classic appearance properties for more color options.” Then apply the Standard Windows 7 theme. This will surely enhance the speed of your PC.
Disable Notification Alerts
Security related information, which is being regularly displayed on your Windows 7-based PC, can also lead to system slowdown. To increase the speed of your PC, you can disable these alerts. But you must be careful while doing so, as these security notifications are very useful and protect your PC from virus and other malicious threats.
Apart from these, you must also check for the number of programs that are currently running on your PC, disable unwanted startup items, disable Thumbnail Preview Feature, and install latest antivirus software to protect your PC from virus that can hamper the speed of your system.