Most of us face this problem at some point in our life, the laptop does not respond quickly or lag whenever you click something. This happens mostly with aged laptops and some quick fixes can your laptop work like a new one. without wasting any more time I will share a foolproof procedure on how to make laptop faster. Let’s get started.
So how to increase laptop speed without spending a single penny. Please note that Windows Operating systems accumulate a large number of temporary files over a period of time. Hence we recommend doing the first thing to increase laptop speed is Disk Cleanup.
Disk cleanup tool is a Windows Inbuilt program which will help us in detecting and cleaning the temporary files.
How to Navigate to Disk Cleanup in Windows is, Click Start Button, Click All Programs, Click Accessories, Click System Tools and Click Disk Cleanup or Click Start Button and type Disk Cleanup.
Disk defragmenter tool is a Windows Inbuilt program which will rearrange the uneven data in that hard disk so that your hard disk can work more efficiently. Disk Defragmentation can be scheduled or can run manually.
How to Navigate to Disk Defragmenter in Windows is, Click Start Button, Click All Programs, Click Accessories, Click System Tools and Click Disk Defragmenter or Click Start Button and type Disk Defragmenter.
Some free Antivirus software does create performance and security problems to your computer. We have shared recommended antivirus software in one of our blog post here or your antivirus software is not so effective hence your computer is effected with spyware or virus.
RAM & CPU Usage
Check if the Laptop CPU or Memory is hitting the roof.
How to Navigate to Task Manager in Windows is, Click Start Button and type Task Manager or Right Click on the Taskbar and Select Task Manager.
Power settings also help in boosting the performance, here is how. We can set the power options to High Performance.
How to Navigate to Power Options in Windows is, Click Start Button and type Power Options or Click Start Button, Select Control Panel, Select System and Security and Select Power Options.
Limit number of Startup Programs.
Disabling unnecessary programs at startup can also increase the speed of the operating system.
How to Navigate to Startup in Windows is, Click Start Button and type msconfig.exe and Click Ok.
Uninstall software that you never use.
If you would like to your computer lean and clean then you should consider uninstalling unnecessary programs which are heavy in sizes like old games or some fancy applications.
How to Navigate to Startup in Windows is Click Start Button and type appwiz.cpl and Click Ok.
Adjust visual effects to the best performance.
This will surely make a change in responsiveness of computer but it may not look appealing to eyes without all those graphics but the performance is surely improved.
Change the size of Virtual Memory.
Virtual memory lets the Operating System to use hard disk drive space to increase the physical RAM memory when the Operating System memory requirements surpass the available physical RAM memory.
Conclusion: I am sure above given steps will surely increase the performance of your laptop but if you still experience the slowness then probably your laptop hard disk is not functioning well. I strongly recommend changing your hard disk from regular SATA to SSD as they are available for cheaper prices. If you still have some questions, please leave a comment in the comments section. If you like the article, please share it with your friends and family. Thanks.