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- 1 1. Cleaning the Work Area
1. Cleaning the Work Area
A very important tip is to clean the Desktop (desktop). The various shortcuts and files present on the notebook desktop can slow down the startup, as they need to be loaded every time the machine is turned on.
Therefore, it is recommended to delete files that are not being used and save the other files in folders such as “My Documents”
2. Uninstall programs you don’t use
Do you know those programs that you downloaded one day on your laptop and only used once? Because they can also be slowing down your machine. So, only install programs that you use daily. To uninstall programs, you can use the operating system’s tool.
In Windows, for example, just click Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a program.
In the next window, right-click the program you want to uninstall and click “Uninstall”.
3. Avoid running programs automatically
Preventing heavy programs from running in the background can also greatly improve your notebook’s performance. One way to get rid of this is to delete them or just disable them.
In Windows, go to the “Task Manager” and check the processes that are running and the state of memory and processor of the computer.
If you use a Mac, look in System Preferences, select “Users & Groups” and click on the processes you want to stop.
4. Eliminate viruses and ‘malware’
It is also very important to keep your computer free from viruses that install files on your computer, disable operating system functions and slow down the system.
It is also worth remembering that the choice of antivirus must be made according to the specifications of your computer. Programs like Avira, AVG, and Microsoft Security Essentials are known to use less memory and processing.
5. Clean temporary and registry files
The more you use the notebook, the more garbage accumulates in it. There are several temporary files kept in the directories that end up making volume on the disk. Therefore, periodically perform a general system scan. Several programs can help you with this task, such as CCleaner and Advanced System Care.
6. Defrag your hard disk
Defragmentation speeds up the way your computer reads and navigates documents by reorganizing the data stored on it – which can improve your notebook’s performance.
In Windows, the defragmenter can run automatically on a schedule, but it is also possible to defrag disks and drives manually. Check step by step:
Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
- Under Current status, select the disk you want to defrag and click “Scan Disk” (to determine if the disk needs to be defragmented)
- If the fragmentation percentage is above 5%, defrag the analyzed disk
- Click on “Defrag Disk” and wait for the defragmentation to finish
Another option is to use the free program Smart Defrag 3 (for Windows 8.1).
For Macs, it is not necessary to carry out the defragmentation process as Apple claims that the system optimizes the organization of files automatically. But if your device is slow, you can use the iDefrag program (for Apple OS X).
7. Run the Troubleshooter
The Windows Performance Troubleshooter checks for issues that can slow down your computer’s performance and automatically attempts to fix them to improve the speed and overall performance of your operating system.
To run the function, go to Control Panel > System and Security > Find and Fix Problems > Check for performance problems and follow the step by steps.
8. Update hardware drivers and Windows regularly
Keeping your drivers up to date can also resolve performance and compatibility issues. So, make sure the drivers for your video card, audio, motherboard, or any other component are up to date.
Windows offers some driver update options via Windows Update. However, often the versions available are not the most recent. If you have any difficulty finding the driver you need, go to your computer manufacturer’s website.
9. Add more RAM
If even performing the tips above your notebook continues to perform slowly, it will be necessary to take more effective action. One of the easiest and cheapest solutions to get around this situation and still upgrade your computer is to buy more RAM. However, despite being a simple procedure, the consumer must pay attention to some basic requirements before buying a new memory.
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