Boost your PC or laptop speed

How to Make Your PC or Laptop Faster in 9 Easy Steps

Do you want to boost your PC or laptop performance?


Don’t worry, these few tips will surely help you.


Since a slow computer can be frustrating, especially if you’re used to working on something that moves faster than molasses. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make your PC or laptop faster, no matter what hardware you have. If you follow these steps they will help you get your machine back up to snuff. Be sure to follow these tips on how to make your PC faster!


1) Turn off Visual Effects 

By turning off some animations and visual effects the speed of a PC or laptop can be increased substantially. Since customizations directly affects on Resource. So it is advised to use simple background and theme for the PC means if the overall graphics are degraded then you may see less quality but it improves the performance of the PC.


Just follow these steps:

  1. Just Search for View advanced System Settings
  2. Go to Advanced Tab, and click on Settings
  3. Click on Visual Effects Tab and Select Custom
  4. Deselect all the animations and turn them off.
  5. You can Select two options :
    • Show Thumbnails instead of icons
    • Smooth edges of Screen Fonts

6. Simply, click on Apply and then OK


Turn off windows animations


This will reduce visual animations but improvement in Performance and Speed.


2) Remove clutter

One of the easiest ways to make your PC or laptop faster is to remove any excess clutter. This can be old files and programs you no longer use, as well as temporary internet files and cookies.
You can also try decluttering your desktop by organizing your icons into folders. Not only will this help improve your laptop’s speed, but it will also make it more organized.
The quickest way to find all those outdated programs that are clogging up your laptop is to press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on Windows and then click on Processes. The process with the most lines listed under it is likely to be a problematic program. If you see one that you don’t recognize, take note of its name and research what it does before deciding whether or not to uninstall it.
Uninstalling unwanted program from you PC or laptop

3) Update your device drivers

One of the most common and easy ways to make your PC or laptop faster is by updating your device drivers. By updating your drivers, you can take advantage of the latest bug fixes and performance improvements.
Update Drivers in your PC or laptop
Here’s how to do it
1) Go to Windows Settings -> Device Manager
2) Expand Other Devices and right-click on any Unknown Device (if present)
3) Select Update Driver Software… from the menu that pops up
4) Choose Browse my computer for driver software (be sure to select Search automatically for updated driver software), then click Next
5) From the list of driver providers, choose the one that best matches your manufacturer
6) If a search doesn’t yield a match, try selecting Show all devices under Find a suitable driver for
7) From there, select Install this driver software anyway.
8) Reboot and play!

4) Run Disk Cleanup Utility

One of the easiest ways to make your PC or laptop faster is to run the Disk Cleanup Utility. This utility will scan your hard drive and remove any temporary or unnecessary files that are taking up space. To run the Disk Cleanup Utility, open the Start menu and type Disk Cleanup into the search bar. Then, click on the Disk Cleanup app when it appears.
Click OK after making your selections and then wait for Disk Cleanup to finish running its course.
You can also delete temporary files or cached files.
To delete temporary files:
1. Press + R key
2. Type %temp%
3. Select all files and delete them all
1. Press + R key
2. Type temp
3. Select all files and delete them all

5) Empty the Recycle Bin regularly

Most people know that the Recycle Bin is where your computer stores files that you have deleted. But these files don’t actually get erased from your hard drive until you empty the Recycle Bin and hence they take space in your Drive where OS is installed. So, if you want to free up some space on your computer, make sure to empty it regularly.
empty recycle bin in PC or laptop
You can do this by right-clicking on the Recycle Bin icon and selecting Empty Recycle Bin.
Or you can use the shortcut method, select the file you want to delete, and press Shift + Delete.
In this way, these files don’t go to the Recycle Bin and are removed permanently from the system.

6) Defragment your hard drive

By defragmenting your hard drive, you are asking the computer to consolidate the information in one area of the drive. This will allow the drive to find information faster and find open portions to write new information faster.


Disk Defragement in PC or laptop


Disk Defragmenter in Windows rearranges fragmented data so your disks and drives can work more efficiently. Disk Defragmenter runs on a schedule, but you can also analyze and defragment your disks and drives manually.


To do this, follow these steps:


  1. Open Disk Defragmenter by clicking the Start button Start button icon. In the search box, type Disk Defragmenter, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Defragmenter.

  2. Under status, select the disk you want to defragment.
  3. To determine if the disk needs to be defragmented or not, click Analyze diskAdministrator permission required  If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Once Windows is finished analyzing the disk, you can check the percentage of fragmentation on the disk in the Last Run column. If the number is above 10%, you should defragment the disk.
  4. Click Defragment disk.  Administrator permission required  If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. (source: Microsoft)


7) Uninstall programs you don’t use often

There are various programs that are installed without us knowing while visiting various sites. Also, these programs sometimes slow down the performance of the PC or laptop. So it is better to check for those programs that you do not use or do not recognize. You can also check the Publisher or Source of the program for recognizing, if it is genuine then it is OK, but if the Source name is suspicious Uninstall it in the first place.

Uninstall unwanted Program


Just simply uninstall them with the help of “Add or Remove Program” feature in windows or you can also use external software like Revo Uninstaller, which even removes the residual files of the program from the system.



8) Customize your startup programs (Speed up boot time!)

Startup apps and programs are often convenient if you want to save time when you turn your computer on. However, you might have experienced that when many programs try to start at once, your PC or laptop can take a long time to boot up successfully.

Changing your startup programs is a simple way to boost your computer’s load time and get rid of programs you might not necessarily need.


In Windows

Startup Image


1: Launch the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc

2: If the Task Manager only shows the current programs click on More Details at the bottom of the window.

3: Click on the Startup tab. Look through the list and find the apps that you don’t need or want to launch automatically. The apps displayed will vary depending on your PC, but consider your tasks and what’s essential before making a decision.


In macOS

Mac OS startup


Step 1: Go to System Preferences(gear icon in your dock). Go to Users & Groups and select it. You’ll also want to click the lock to make changes and enter your password.

Step 2: Pick the appropriate user if necessary. Some options might be restricted. After you select the correct user, click on the tab  Login Items.

Step 3: In Login Items, you will see all apps that open on startup. Check the apps that you don’t want to start right away, the list does tell you what kind of software it is, which may help you decide.

Step 4: Below the list of apps, you will find plus and minus signs. Choosing the minus sign will remove the app that you have selected from the list. You can also add new apps with the plus sign.

Users can also choose to remove all selected apps at once if you want a clean slate. It should be noted that this method works on all newer versions of macOS, from Catalina back to Sierra.

(source: DigitalTrends)



9) Reset the PC

If even now your PC or laptop doesn’t show improvements in speed then you have only one option left and that is System Reset


It is also known as Hard Reset, but before you move ahead you can take all the backup of your important Files and Programs in another partition or any external Drive. Now Follow These Steps

  1. Click Settings > Update & security > Recovery > under Reset this PC, click Get started.
  2. Select either Keep my files to repair the PC, or Remove everything to prepare the PC for a new user.

In my recommendation, you should remove everything to make it a completely new one. And trust me it will give you visible results in terms of speed and performance.




Hardware Upgradation
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc & Go to the Performance tab (Windows only)
If your Memory is used more than 70% then you must Upgrade its memory with some extra RAM modules. If you are using 4GB then make it 8GB at least, if it is 8GB then make it around 16GB. You’ll see an instant increase in system speed.
For a normal user, it is recommended to have at least 8GB RAM, since 4GB-6GB is just not enough.

Upgrading RAM


If you are planning to sell your laptop and get a new one instead just because it is not giving you the required speed. Just try to replace your HDD (Hard Disk) with a good SSD (Solid State Drive).


It’s a very simple procedure but if you are still not sure you can go to a physical shop near you. Also, get your OS installed on that SSD.

Removing HDDAdding SDD

This is because the read and write speeds of SSDs are much higher than those of HDDs.
Although this method is very effective but if you are hoping that it would turn your PC into a gaming PC, so let me tell you will not see a major difference but for the average user this method can increase your PC speeds extensively.



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