7 Easy (Yet Effective) Tips to Improve Laptop Performance
As per the survey conducted by Microsoft, we spend nearly 1410 minutes per year just to boot up our laptops.If you are not able to connect with this data, then it is 65% more time than a person with a new laptop would have spent on booting the device.
Now, it would be the right time to ask if you are also someone who has to wait nearly 5-10 minutes for booting up your device.
Sometimes a slow laptop causes too much trouble for the user. Like at the time when you have to give a presentation in the meeting and your laptop is not even responding to your commands. Situations when you want to mark your attendance in your online classes and you could not do it because of your slow laptop.
Sharing a small size file from your laptop sometimes takes nearly 20-30 minutes with an old laptop. These are few but still the most frequent issues that we users face in our daily lives.
Does your laptop also make you wait for ages for just performing simple tasks?
If your answer is YES. Then stay with us till the end. We can help you in troubleshooting this issue in easy and effective ways. For more transparency, these tips work and we have tested them personally.
Best Ways of Boosting Laptop Speed
As we already have stated that these tips are self tested and verified. So you don’t need to worry about that. Some of the solutions require you to spend some money on hardware upgrades. If you are someone who doesn’t wish to spend any money then also we have some insightful tips for you as well. So without spending much more time, let’s know about the solutions.
Tip 1. Delete Unnecessary Software/ Malware
Malware, or malicious software, is any program or file that is harmful to a computer user.
Malicious softwares, malwares are generally responsible for slowing down your laptop. Sometimes, we see unexpected pop-ups, auto-starting applications. These all signs direct us to malicious viruses and malwares that sometimes get downloaded and installed in our system unknowingly.
Uninstalling and deleting all that softwares can significantly improve the speed of our laptops. Anti-Malwares and Anti-Virus softwares can very well help in dealing with malwares and viruses.
Additionally we would suggest you to go to Windows Settings and seek for those softwares/applications that are of no use to you and simply uninstall them.
Tip 2. Clear Temp Files
As the name suggests, temporary files are the kind of files that store temporary data that is created by Windows itself or the programs that users use. These files help the computer run smoothly when you use related programs or tasks. But most of the other temporary files will have no use. When the temporary files folder gets larger, it can slow down your PC.
The very simple and easy way that could help you in boosting your device is clearing temporary files. However it is not as effective as others in the list but this certainly affects the speed of your laptop. If you are a windows 7,8,10 user then you can follow the following steps to remove temporary files from your system.
- Click on Windows Button + R.
- A Pop-up appeared. Type, “%temp%” and press ‘OK’.
- Just now select all the files and delete them.
Pro Tip: Also keep in mind to clear all the caches from your web browser.
Tip 3. Turn-Off Graphics/Animations
With the advancement in technology, tech companies now aim to provide a more smooth and sleek user experience to the user. For solving this problem they use different animations like flyout, opening app animation, and a ton of others.
It however enhances our user experience at the start but for older laptops, it also causes slowing down our laptops a bit. You can simply remove the animations from the setting and can experience the boost on your click responses immediately.
You can simply disable these animation options in the Setting.
Tip 4. Update Regularly
One of the best ways to utilise the best performance of your laptop is to keep it updated. Every new update brings some optimisations, bug fixes that potentially would have been affecting the performance of the laptop or computers.
Updating your system regularly has a lot more benefit on the overall performance of your laptop apart from some bug fixes it increases the software stability, its loading time, closing time, battery optimisation, and many others. Updating your software on a regular basis is a must for all the users even if they have a new laptop or any older one.
Tip 5. Upgrade RAM
Someone who is a multitasker, and the current laptop that you have is not able to handle multiple files at a time. Then apart from going for a newer one, we would like you to suggest RAM upgradation. Having an extended memory helps for those users who face issues while switching between different tabs.
The amount of time that it takes RAM to receive a request from the processor and then read or write data is known as memory speed. Generally, the faster the RAM, the faster the processing speed.
With faster RAM, you increase the speed at which memory transfers information to other components. Meaning, your fast processor now has an equally fast way of talking to the other components, making your computer much more efficient.
Tip 6. Upgrade to SSD
For a rough reference, a SSD along with RAM upgrade can boost the performance of your laptop to nearly 70%.
This is a must upgrade for all those who wait for nearly 5-10 minutes just starting up their laptop. All the common problems related to this includes more than usual time in loading any applications, a lot of time in powering up and shutting down of your laptop. If you are also one of those, then upgrading to an SSD can very well solve all those problems.
Only an SSD upgrade to your laptop can reduce your laptop’s boot speed to 54%. But first you need to check whether your laptop supports SSD or not. We will advise you to consider going with a laptop that has a pre-installed SSD in it, if you are planning to buy a new laptop.
If not, then you can contact us for SSD upgradation in your laptop.
Suggested read: SSD vs HDD: Which one should You Choose?
Tip 7. Complete Servicing
Sometimes your laptop heats up when you try to run some applications or even just do some basic tasks. The possible reason for this could be malfunctioning of your laptop’s fan. This is one of the common issues that a user faces which significantly affects the performance of your laptop. Regular and complete servicing of laptops help in smooth functioning of the system as Machinery always needs servicing and maintenance to sustain a long life.
We hope that you will definitely get some ideas and ways to improve the speed and performance of your laptop. We are open to hear your thoughts on these tips. Feel free to mention in the comment section if any of the above-mentioned ways help you in some way.