Why do we have to optimize our computers?
Think about us as human, when you eat too much your body slows down to a crawl until some of the food is digested or removed in another way. The same thing happens to the computer hard drive. Over time, it stores files that are not needed and slows down the computer until these junk files are removed. Same goes if you have a lot on your mind, to many things to do and not enough time in a day. A brain is a terrible thing to clutter because it can easily slow your daily functions to a crawl while trying to access information that should be readily available.
This happens to the registry too. If you use your computer on a daily basis, you may not realize that it is getting slower by the day. The computer registry gets cluttered with useless registry keys and it just is not smart enough to get rid of the clutter on its own. The computer hard drive also gets cluttered with useless files that can and will slow your PC to a crawl if not properly optimized on a daily basis.
Here’s How to Optimize Your Slow Windows Computer
- Run Error Checking / Optimize
I recommend running the error check periodically (every 3 months) on any mechanical drives that are in use regularly. It is a good idea to check your mechanical hard drive(s) for errors, that is damaged files that can slow down drive access speeds.
If the computer is frequently in use, Optimizing your computers drive can help fragmented files and free up some space on the drive. This process could take several hours depending on the size of the drive and number of files on the drive, so I recommend starting this process before you go to bed or plan to be away from the computer for a while.
How to access the error checking utility:
- Open up My Computer
- right-click a drive icon
- select “Properties” and then “Tools”.
- Now press “Check now” and “Optimize” section
- The utility will then scan the drive
- Note that this process can take several minutes to complete.
2. Clean Up Unnecessary Files
Removing unnecessary files from your computer can boost its performance. To do this, I recommend using System Mechanic or CCleaner. One of the top computer optimizer and its an all-in-one suite of powerful system repair and maintenance tools.
3. Uninstall Unused Programs – Removing Unused programs will help too because this could leave numerous files and entries in the system, which could threaten the stability of the system.
By doing this , it can help your computer in various ways.
- Adding hard drive space
- Increasing computer speed – By removing programs you’re not using, they won’t have access to run in your background; therefore, increasing PC speeds.
- Enhancing your computer security – Many times we ignore updates on programs we are no longer using. Updates are not only for getting the newest features, but for also patching any security vulnerabilities in the older version. Therefore, by ignoring the updates, you are also ignoring the security patches.