Today no one can deny the importance of laptop. Being portable and less weight, you can easily carry it anywhere you want to. Laptop keeps you up to date no matter where you are, you can keep it with you easily, can access Internet through Wi-Fi or dongle. But it is also true, nothing is more annoying and irritating than a sluggish laptop with a poor battery backup.
Does your laptop takes hours to boot up or hangs on every other task? Does it takes a lot of time to process files or while switching between tasks? Does it stops working when you are trying to do multiple tasks at once? Once you purchase the laptop after 6 months or a year or two, it will seem to work slow, no matter how good the processor or shiny the system it is.
speedThe performance degrades with time. Don’t worry it is common issue with laptops and PCs but with few tips and tricks you can boost the performance of your laptop.

8 tips and tricks to improve your laptop’s speed

1. Understand your laptop

The first way to find out the issue of slow speed is to understand your system well. Find out all the possibilities and functions of your system and install programs according to its capability. If you are trying to install heavy programs like games with heavy graphics, high RAM consuming software then do it according to your laptop’s capability. Installing such programs often low degrades the performance and speed of the laptop.

2. Make space in C Drive

The drive partition is very important in laptop as it is the place where you can keep your stuff in an organized way. The C:\ drive partition is primary core partition where all the essential software and operating system get installed.
Never load C drive with unnecessary software or movies, pictures, documents or other files. Keep other partitions for unnecessary stuff. If your laptop doesn’t have partition then backup your data to external hard disk and partition your system. It is important to move least important software to another place.

3. Remove unwanted programs

As per the daily use of laptop and Internet, most of the people keep on downloading and installing the applications, sometimes different software of same domain. It is highly recommended to remove or uninstall all the unnecessary programs that you doesn’t require or use just once or two in a year.
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4. Delete cookies and Internet files

With the regular use of Internet, most of the people don’t realize but cookies and temporary Internet files occupy system’s memory and slow down the performance. Cleaning cookies and temporary Internet files is one of the quickest ways to boost the speed of laptop.

temoOpen My Computer and select C:\ drive, under Windows folder, you will get all the temporary files under the folder tilted Temp.

5. Prevent unnecessary startups

If your laptop takes more time than normal when you turn it on then there is a high chance that you have put many software at the startup. When you turn on your laptop, many programs launch at the time of startup, take time to run and use up system’s memory.  

upIt is important to know what programs you want at the time of startup and prevent the unnecessary programs. To do this, click on Start and Run and type msconfig. This will show you the new window and click on Startup tab and tick on program that you want to load at the time of laptop’s starting up.

6. Keep big files off the desktop

If you are an Internet freak and have the habit of downloading files, images then keep these files in different folder rather than keeping them on desktop. You can keep their shortcuts on desktop but do not keep heavy files or movies on desktop. It slows down your system’s performance.

7. Avoid multiple protection

Having antivirus or firewall is today’s necessity for laptop in order to keep the data protected from third party users, virus and spyware. But having multiple protection software would degrade your system’s performance. So, it is better to install single security program that provides all the features like browsing protection, firewall, protection against online threats like virus, spyware, rootkit and more.

8. Defragment your Disk

Defragmentation is the process which organizes the device’s physical storage area into small spaces so that it could use efficiently. As recommended, defragmentation must be done once in a while. Right click on the hard disk partition, say C, D or E drive and choose Properties. Under Properties, select defragment disk.
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