How To Make Your Computer Faster (8 Methods)

A Windows 10 Laptop

Everyone loves to have their PC working fast. It’s so annoying for people to work on their computers when it starts responding slowly. Well, there is a solution to this problem. I am going to guide you through some simple methods for you to make your computer work faster.

Before you follow the instructions below we recommend you to take a backup of your computer.

Method 1: The “Temp” Cleaning

If you are a person who uses the internet a lot, then your computer might get slower because of all the unwanted data which is stored inside the computer when you open a website. The steps to remove all this unwanted data is given below.

To access “Temp” folder you need to enable the view of hidden files and folders in your computer.For Windows 10 PCs there is no need to enable the view of hidden files and folders.
  • Open My Computer.
  • Navigate to “C:WindowsTemp
  • Select all the files of that folder and delete them.
Well, if you don’t want to go through all this procedure then you can simply download a software called CCleaner which does all the work for you.

Method 2:  Uninstalling Programs

Any computer won’t work fast if its full. So, you need to uninstall all the unwanted apps and softwares from your computer. By uninstalling the programs which are not frequently used by the user frees up the space and also helps the computer to work faster. The steps to uninstall a program in Windows 10.
  • Open Settings from Start menu.
  • Navigate to System.
  • Under System click on Apps & Features.
Now all the Apps and softwares installed in your computer will appear and you can choose and uninstall the unwanted programs.

Apps & Features of Windows 10

Method 3: Deleting Unwanted Files

Delete all the unwanted files and also the files which you don’t use frequently. This frees up the space in the computer which helps it to work faster. What we mean by unwanted files is old music, old movies, old files which you don’t need now, etc.

Method 4: Clean Recycle Bin

When you delete any files from you Local Disks they are stored in the Recycle Bin for you to review them and select to delete them permanently or restore them if you deleted them by mistake.Empty the Recycle Bin and get rid of all the unwanted files and folders.

Empty Recycle Bin

Method 5: Run Disk Cleanup

This can be done by following the steps below.
  • Open My Computer
  • Select and right-click on any Local Disk you want to run the Disk Cleanup on.
  • Select Properties.
  • Under Properties Click on Disk Cleanup.
That’s it! The Disk Cleanup deletes all the Recycle Bin files from that Local Disk.

Method 6: Choose High Performance Plan

For people who use laptops, choosing a high performance might drain their battery at times but when enabled it truly gives a high performance. You can enable High Performance by following the steps below.
  • Open Control Panel.
  • Select Power Options
  • A screen letting users customize their power plan shows up.
  • Select High Performance.
For Windows 10 machines you can also do the following steps.
  • Open Settings.
  • Select System.
  • Under System select Power & sleep.
  • A screen letting users customize their power plan shows up.
  • Under Related settings, click open Additional Power Settings.
  • Select High Performance.
Doing so increases the speed and the overall performance of the computer.

Choose High Performance Plan

Method 7: Optimizing Startup

The large number of unwanted programs that start when the computer boots up increases the load time and also makes the computer slower as there are lot of unwanted apps and programs working in the background which you don’t need. 
Disabling the programs from starting at the time of computer startup increases the speed of them computer not only at the boot load time but increases the overall speed and performance of the computer.You can disable some of the startup programs based upon their impact on the startup time and use of them.

  • Open Task Manager, you can do so by simply right-clicking on the nav bar and selecting Task manager.
  • In Task Manager select the tab Startup.
  • Select any unwanted startup programs which has a high startup impact and disable it, you can do so by simply selecting the disable option below in the Task Manager window.
Optimize Startup

Method 8: Disabling Visual Effects 

If you want something you need to sacrifice something. What I mean by this is that there are certain Visual Effects like the opening of a windows, transitions from one windows to another, etc. These relatively small Visual transition effects have a certain impact on you computers performance. This is because the available resources are being used for Visual Effects purpose and this reduces the amount of resources available for the computer to perform better and be faster.
Disabling these Visual Effects enhances the performance of your computer but there will be no fancy transition anymore. You can disable these Visual Effects by following the steps below.
  • Open Control Panel.
  • Select System.
  • Under System open Advanced System Settings.
  • Select the bullet that says Adjust for best performance.
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