If your computer starts to show signs of slowdown when the operating system or Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1 is not like what it once was, just follow a few simple rules that will help you speed up your free PC slow with only a little ‘patience and without spending a penny.
Here is what to do to speed up your PC that has the operating system Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1:
1 Remove unnecessary programs
First, try to eliminate unnecessary programs, especially those that were already installed on your computer just bought, because, very often, it is software that will last a certain period of time and that, once expired, force you to buy the full version to continue to use them. To find out what are the programs that you can remove, just download and install Should I Remove It?
Just launched, the program scans the programs installed on your computer showing a vote for each of them (with the stars), and a percentage that indicates how many users have removed that program: in this way you will understand what are the programs that you can do without.
But the fact remains that if a user has uninstalled a program, does not mean that you have to force yourself to do it: to know whether it makes sense to you or not uninstall a program, just click on What is it? through which you will have more information that will help you make the right choice. For more information on how to use Should I Remove It? .
2 Disable automatic startup
In operating systems such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1, many programs are started automatically and remain active “behind the scenes” by consuming valuable resources and making your PC slower (also at startup). To disable the automatic startup of these programs just use a program such as Soluto that allows both to manage the Windows startup, is to identify what are the elements that slow it down. For more information on how to use Soluto can consult this article.
3 Delete the file that you do not need
Unfortunately, Windows stores not only everything you do on your computer, but also many other files that ultimately not very useful. Among these types of files are temporary ones (which are created when browsing the Internet or when you install a program) that accumulate over time, take up valuable space and make your computer slower. To delete temporary files, without installing any additional software, just use the cleaning disc that lies between the properties of the hard disk
(right click on the hard disk> Properties> Disk Cleanup ). Just launched, the program will analyze the files that can be deleted: Once the analysis is complete, select the largest possible number of entries and press OK (there is a description for each item). On Windows operating systems newer, once you open Disk Cleanup, you can find also the voice Clean up system files that, after further analysis, allows to eliminate more temporary files.
4 Clean Your Registry
When you install and then uninstall a program, the registry of Windows are useless keys that could affect the proper functioning of the computer. To solve this problem, just use a simple free program called CCleaner that, in addition to clean registry, also allows you to eliminate other things, in this way you can further speed up the PC.
5 Defragment the hard drive
Over time all the files located on the hard disk become increasingly fragmented and this makes the computer slower. To speed up your PC, it is often important to run the defragmentation that just serves to bring together those files that are fragmented. In addition to using the built-in Windows defragmenter, you could use Auslogics Disk Defrag Free offers other useful features that the Windows version does not have. For more information on how to use Auslogics you can consult this article.
6 Use ReadyBoost
If you have Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1 to speed up your computer, especially if you have less than 1 gigabyte of RAM, just use the capabilities of ReadyBoost that, in a nutshell, a unit transforms USB flash memory in additional to your computer (as long as you have USB 2.0 ports and at least 1 gigabyte of free space on the USB flash drive). To learn how to use ReadyBoost on Windows Vista / 7 you can consult this guide as, with regard to Windows 8 / 8.1, you can consult this other .
Finally, you may already know, but if you have Windows 7, you can groped to speed up your PC by disabling also the visual effects: from the Start menu write change the look and choose Change the appearance and performance of Windows and then select the Rule in order to obtain the best performance , and then click Apply .
Though trivial, following these simple tips you can speed up your PC free slow which has as its operating system Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1 whenever you need it.