Hello everybody! This Artical will tell you how to speed up your computer,
and how to set up your Windows for maximal performance.
if you need to make the most of your computer,
the best way is to replace the old rig with the new fastest one.
But that’s obvious.
This Artical will also show you how to optimizeand set up the operating system to get the most of a particular computer,
acceleratedata processing and speed up operating system boot time.
The video can be broken into two parts: improvinga computer’s performance by optimizing the operating system,
And getting a faster PC by way of upgrading it.
Before you start optimizing Windows, let’scheck what version of the operating system is installed.
To do it, right-click on the Start menu and select System (for Windows 8/10),
or right-click on My Computer icon in Windows 7 or an earlierversion of the operating system, and select Properties.
• If you have an old and slow computer (witha single-core processor and less than 4 Gb of system memory),
your first step shouldbe to install an older version of the operating system.
For example, Windows 7 instead of Windows10.
It is less hardware-demanding.
Read another Artical by our Website to see how to install Windows.
If your computer has over 4 Gb of system memory (RAM) and more or less powerful multi-coreprocessor,
it makes sense to try a 64-bit operating system.
A 64-bit version can work with more than 4Gb of memory,
while a 32-bit system is limited to managing up to 4 Gb.
The more system memory a computer can address,
the better it performs. Please note that in this case,
64-bit versionsof software will be installed, which can often be more productive than 32-bit versions.
After you have checked that the installedversion odescriptionf the operating system corresponds to your hardware,
it’s time to optimizeit.
1. Make sure you have enough free space in thesystem drive.
For normal operation, you should have at least10% of free space in disk C,
and the best would be to have 20% of free space.
A computer can slow down because it lacksfree space.
Free up some space in the system drive andclean the desktop from unnecessary elements.
Don’t forget to empty the Recycle Bin.
2. If you don’t use System Restore function,you can disable it.
To do it:
• Go to Control Panel / Recovery / Advanced recovery settings.
• In the Settings menu, disable protectionand delete the existing restore points.
• This way you can free up some disk spaceand stop the unnecessary process.
3. Disable installing Windows automatic updates.
Follow the link in the description to seehow to disable or uninstall Windows updates:
4. Set power management options to High Performance,and disable Sleep and Hibernation.
To do it:
• Go to Control Panel / Power Options • Select High Performance disable and set up Sleep and Hibernation for your computer.
5. Set up your paging file correctly.
• Paging file should be located in the fastestdisk of your computer or in the
• We do not recommend letting the systemdecide on the size of the paging file,
or leaving it dynamic.
In this case,
the system chooses a dynamicsize which by itself can slow down your work.
It is better to set the size manually.
The best option is to make the maximal andminimal size the same.
• Another piece of advice:
the more systemmemory your computer has,
the less paging file it needs.
Having 8 Gb of system memory or more, youcan even delete the paging file.
There is already a video about modifying thesize or deleting the paging file.
6. Also, in the tab Performance you can chooseoptions for Windows appearance and performance.
Go to the tab “Visual effects”
and selectthe item
“Adjust for best performance”
and the system will work faster because visualeffects will be minimized.
It doesn’t look too attractive in the end,
but this method is more useful for those who have very weak computers.
7. Users often forget about keeping their driversand codecs up to date.
Performance of the computer, operating systemand the hardware depends on updating their software.
System performance can be affected by outdateddrivers of a network adapter,
display, graphics card etc. In order to update drivers for a device:
• Go to Device Manager
• Find the device you want to update driversfor and right-click on it.
• Select Update Driver Software / Searchautomatically for updated driver software
• If Windows can’t find a new driver,you can find and install it from the device manufacturer’s website.
For example, Windows 10 default setting isto update drivers automatically.
Sometimes new versions of drivers installedautomatically can be not always compatible with your hardware and it results in errorsor unstable work of your system.
In this case, it is better to update driversmanually,
8. If your computer has some antivirus installed,
don’t forget to update its signature database regularly and scan your computer for virusesfrom time to time – as you know, they can slow down the operating system a lot.
including ransomware, encryptors and rootkits,
and arating of best antiviruses, including free products.
1. However, an antivirus itself can also reducethe computer’s performance.
That is why you can disable it for the timewhen a resource-intensive work has to be done,
or even uninstall it, if you don’t usuallyvisit suspicious resources on the Internet or don’t use unreliable sources of information.
Windows Defender built into Windows 10 isa different topic. It is an application integrated into the operatingsystem, and it is activated if there is no other antivirus installed. It is also a resource-inte
nsive applicationwhich is not so easy to disable.
2. The next step in optimizing the work of youroperating system is to disable unnecessary resource-intensive tasks and background processes.
To begin with, remove unnecessary programsand applications from the startup.
It is better to start them manually, if necessary.
It has a great influence on how quickly Windowsboots and works.
To do it:In Windows 8/10:
• Go to Task Manager / Startup
• and disable unnecessary applications
• Right-click on each of them and selectDisable.
In Windows 7, Task Manager does not have aStartup tab,
so to clean the startup:
• Enter msconfig in the search field
• Go to System Configuration / Startup
• and disable startup by unchecking boxesnext to unnecessary applications
3. After that, in System Configuration:
• go to the tab Services
• check the box next to Microsoft Services
• and disable all unnecessary items by unchecking their boxes.
Usually there are about 90% of them.
4. After that:
• go to the tab Boot / Advanced options
• Now check the Number of processors option
• and select the maximum number of processors available.
• It can influence how quickly the systemboots.
5. At the last stage of optimization,
don’t’forget to clean up your hard disk and Windows registry from junk files.
You can do it with the help of free utilitiessuch as CCLeaner, WinDirStat and VisiPics. These utilities will help you to correct registryerrors, find the files taking up your free space, and delete copies of documents, imagesand other files.