Windows 10 is famous for its advanced technological performance and extra-ordinary functionalities. Besides its incredible features, sometimes the system may become sluggish. One of the standard but critical issues is a malware attack. Running of multiple apps ends up decreasing the performance level of the system. Therefore, hardware failures generate a real-time issue. However, to fix it, you need to perform the following tasks.
Speed Up Your System With Easy Steps
There are several methods to increase the performance of the system. If you maintain the following steps, we hope you can speed up your PC without any conflicts.
Disable Startup Programs
This method will help you to increase the System performance level by removing the apps which require memory spaces. Moreover, they prevent the CPU cycles as well as the login process of the system.
First, right-click on the taskbar and choose the option, “Task Manager” to open the Task Manager window. Otherwise, you may press
Cltrl+Shift+Esc” from the keyboard simultaneously to launch the Task Manager easily. In the Task Manager window, you need to click “Startup” and disable the applications which you don’t access anymore. In this process, the Windows automatically shows you the sluggish programs which are responsible to decrease the CPU performance.
Close System Tray Applications
Some of the programs run in the background area or in the system tray creates a critical error in the system. Therefore, the CPU cycles decrease gradually and the system starts freezing. Those programs keep running in the background without notifying the users, even if they are kept as the hidden apps in the disk spaces. So, you have to close them to free up resources.
First, press Windows key +B from the keyboard simultaneously to open the System the tray. In this window, you have to choose the items to close. Now, select all the background running applications from the system tray and right-click on them. Finally, tap the option, “Disable” to close the background apps.
Remove Browser Extensions
The unnecessary add-on in different browsers creates a problem in browsing. Therefore, the browser becomes unresponsive when you click on its icon. In this situation, disabling the browser extensions is the best approach to increase the browser functionalities.
First, open the browser and click on the “three dotted” button. click on the Customize button from the right side of the window and click on “More Tools.” Now, choose the “Extensions” to see the enabled add-on in your browser. Then, select those items which you want to remove and click “Trash” to disable those extensions. Now, re-launch your browser and check whether the extensions are disabled or not. Finally, open the web pages and other apps to verify the system performance.
A malware attack infects your system and creates multiple copies of a file. It spreads easily in the disk space and reduces the system’s performance by corrupting the system files.
First, open the antivirus window by tapping the security software icon and select the scanning process from the tab, “Scan.” To scan the entire device choose the option “Full Scan”.
Remove Unnecessary Programs
Some of the apps create a crucial problem in System performance. Therefore, you need to identify those unnecessary apps and uninstall them accordingly.
First, tap on the “Start” button and select the menu “Control Panel.” In this window “Programs& features” and click on “Uninstall a program.” You will get a list of installed applications in your system and choose the programs one by one. Finally, right-click on them and choose the option, “Uninstall” to remove em accordingly. Then, tap “OK” to confirm the process.
Update Driver & Re-Install Windows
An outdated driver or a faulty driver is responsible for making this System performance issue. Therefore, you need to update the device driver. Furthermore, another problematic factor is an old version of Windows. Therefore, a newly installed program may not be compatible with your Operating system.
Open the Device Manager Window from the Start button and type, “devicemngr” in the search box. After that, expand the category “Network Adapters” and choose your device. Now, right-click on that device and right-click on it. Select the option, “Update Driver” and “Search automatically for updated driver software.” respectively to start the upgrade process. Finally, confirm it by pressing the “OK” button. It will take a few minutes to complete the driver re-installation process.
Tap on the “Start” button first and select the icon, “Settings” (gear icon). In the settings window, you need to go to the “Update & Security” section. In this section, you will get another option, “Recovery” and restart your PC. Now, you will get a sign-in window on the screen and hold down the
“Shift” key and “Power” icon together. Finally, use the installation disc to reset your system and install the Windows with the latest version.
Defragment Hard Drive
Memory fragmentation is one of the severe issues in System sluggish process. Therefore, the system runs slow and fails to give a real-time response to the users. Thus, the defragmentation of the disk is the best way to speed up your PC.
Go to Control Panel window and choose the item “System & Security”. It will show you the Administrative Tools window. Now, click on the option, “Defragment Your Hard Drive” and open the Disk Defragmenter dialog box. Then, click on the button, “Analyzed Disk” and wait a few times to complete the Analysis operation. Finally, click on “The Defragment Disk” button and select “Close” to finish the process.
Clean Temporary Files
Most of the duplicate files become a barrier in speed up the system. Therefore, your system starts to run slow and some system files become corrupted. To resolve this annoying issue, you need to clean the temporary files.
Select the Disk Cleanup and Open the Disk Cleanup window from the Start menu. After that, you need to select the option “Files to delete” from the bottom section of the item list and choose the files which you want to remove. Finally, tap on the “OK” button to finish the removal process.
If you want to clean the system files which are unnecessary for your system, then you need to re-open “Disk Cleanup” window. Select the option “Clean up system files.” Finally, click on the files to delete and select the file types to get a description of the file along with its status. Then, tap on the “OK” button to empty the disk.
We have discussed the possible reasons behind Windows 10 running slow. Moreover, the above solutions will be useful to utilize the CPU cycle. Also, it helps to fix disk corruption as well as System file issues immediately. Hopefully, this article will assist the non-tech savvy person to handle the memory fragmentation problem effectively.