Are you annoyed by how slow your computer is? Well, worry no more. Today we are going to help you figure out how to speed up your computer with these 10 simple tweaks and performance hacks:
Simple yet powerful, the Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk to improve performance of your computer. To access the program, go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup.
Want to quicken your access to files and programs? Well, you can always use the efficient Disk Defragmenter to consolidate fragmented files and folders on your computer’s hard disk. (Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter)
If you think you can live without all the fancy looks, disabling those useless visual effects should not be much of a pain. (Right-click My Computer>Properties> Advanced>Performance Settings>Visual Effects> click Adjust for best performance).
Every once in a while run the built-in Windows Disk Cleanup utility. (Right-Click My Computer>Properties>Tools>Check Now).
Remove unnecessary startup programs by using MSconfig utility (Start>Run and type msconfig ,select the startup tab and get rid of all the unnecessary programs)
Locate the temp folder in your computer and delete everything in it. This is located, usually, in C: Documents and Settings Username Local settings.
Clean your registry by removing broken shortcuts, missing shared DLLs, invalid paths, invalid installer references and more using many free registry cleaners available on trusted download sites over the Internet or just Google it.
Are not you tired watching the same old XP boot logo each time you use your computer? It even slows down your boot time, so why not disable it? (Start>Run and type msconfig; click BOOT.INI> Boot Options, and tick: /NOGUIBOOT)
If you have many files in a single folder, it can slow down Explorer. It’s best to create multiple folders and spread out the files between the folders. You see, it helps being organized!
Many of the files that load during the boot-up process are fonts. You probably only use a handful of them. Why have stuff which you don’t even use consume your precious time? We suggest moving some fonts that you never use into another folder. (Start> Run>Fonts)
Source : The Kathmandu Post