Computers usually start working slow as they become older. Even the laptops having faster processors slow down as they become old. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to replace your systems with the new machines. Instead try speed up your existing computer. Here are the different ways to speed up your slow working computer run faster,

  1. Check the free space on Hard disk and remove unused files or programs

You might be using many programs, files, videos, pictures, music etc due to which the space on your hard disk get reduces. You need to check out your free available space on the hard disk, because windows use some space on hard disk to store data that it uses to run. If the space gets lower the system automatically runs slow. It is mandatory to be at least 15% free space on your hard disk. If your hard disk is out of space then first option is to remove unused programs or files from the hard disk or second option is to purchase secondary hard disk.

To check your disk space, follow this process,

  1. Open your computer and go to “Computer”, then right click on the local drive and select “properties”.
  2. Now appears a box with pie chart showing up the free and occupied space.
  3. Remove the unnecessary files or programs to make it work faster.

disk space

  1. Delete temp files

As listed above, fully occupied disk space may slow down your computer. Whenever you work on your system, few temporary files are being saved by your system occupying the space. If your HDD has less than 5 gigabytes then better clean your disk. Removing these files including the browser history, cookies, will free your hard disk with some space, speeding up your system.

To clean up your disk space, follow this process,

  1. Open “My Computer”, and then select local disk (generally C:/)
  2. Select the folder (windows) and
  3. Open the folder (temp) and right click on the folder and open “view” -> details.
  4. Next, open all the files(older than current date) and press the key “delete”
  5. At last, open your recycle bin on the desktop and empty the bin.(perform this action regularly for every 2 to 3 weeks)

temp folder


You can also do this using a free program called Ccleaner, you can download its free version and use it.

  1. Perform disk clean up

Windows has a default de –cluttering tool called “disk clean up”. This tool searches all the unnecessary files from your system like temp internet files, installers and many.

To do this,

  • Go to start option, ->“All programs”-> Accessories tools-> Disk clean up.
  • Now there open a windows, where you can choose the files which you want to delete.
  1. Give a static IP address to your computer:

Another way to speed up your system is to give your PC a static IP address that never shows signs of change.

When you startup your PC, it takes a considerable amount of time approaching the system for an IP address. Not just does having a static IP location make the system less demanding to oversee (especially if you have a few gadgets utilizing the same system), however it additionally cuts time off your startup.

To do this, visit the “System and Sharing Center”, and then select “Change adaptor settings”. Right tap on your nearby connector and select “Properties”. You then need to highlight what ought to be titled “Web Protocoal Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and click the properties.

In “use the IP address” enter in the right IP, Subnet cover, and Default door which compare with your system setup.

Make a point to check “Approve settings upon exit” so Windows can discover any issues with the IP addresses you entered.

To figure out what your IP, subnet cover and default entryway are, go to “Begin” and after that “Run”, and sort in “cmd”. At the order brief, sort “IPCONFIG/All” and it will show up.

  1. Perform defragmentation of your hard disk

Fragmentation makes your system very slow as it makes your hard disk to work extra. Disk defragmentation makes your system work effectively by rearranging the data fragmented.

To perform this action, follow the below process,

  1. Open the start button. Type “disk fragmentation” in the search box. There you find a list then you select: disk fragmentation:.
  2. There appears the “current status” , the click on the disk you wanted to defragment.



  1. Check disk errors

Another way to make your slower PC run better is to fix the disk errors for the most part brought about because of uncalled for or sudden shutdowns, undermined programming, metadata defilement, and so on. You can enhance the execution of your PC and keep its moderate around checking your hard circle, occasionally for mistakes and making beyond any doubt that the hard plate has no lapses and has not grew awful areas. With a specific end goal to guarantee this action,

check disk errors

Go to Start option and open “Computer” then, Right-tap the Hard Drive -> Select the Properties and open Tools tab and then Click on ‘Check Now’ under the Error-Checking territory. At the point when the dialog box opens, check both boxes. Now if you get a window saying that Windows can’t check the circle while it’s being used, click on Schedule Disk Check and afterward OK. It will keep running on your next reboot. In the event that no slips are found after the check, you will see a message – You don’t have to output this drive. You can, by the by, decide to check the drive. Click on Scan drive to do as such.

  1. Uninstall the unused programs

Freeing up the memory space can make your system run faster. Uninstall the programs which you don’t use much. Fe programs come default with the old software’s or games which you might don’t know that they exist. You can otherwise use third party software like “PC Decrapifier” for free.

To uninstall the unused programs from your computer, follow the below process,

  1. Open “Control Panel” -> Programs -> Uninstall a program.
  2. Perform this action every month to make your system work faster.

uninstall the programs

  1. Remove viruses

Moderate PCs are frequently the aftereffect of undesirable projects that make them lazy. Talking about undesirable projects, malware, spyware or infections running out of sight and taking up framework assets, can genuinely back off your framework. They may record all that you do, or convey spam. Dispose of these, and you will be amazed to perceive how quicker your framework is running.

Introduce decent security software’s and stay up with the latest to battle these infections. “AVG” and “Avast” are two great free alternatives. I would likewise propose introducing free form of ‘Malware-bytes Anti Malware’ for manual checking and evacuation of spam

  1. Install extra RAM

Another in all likelihood reason for loss of velocity of your PC is the memory (or insufficient of it). Bigger projects (like recreations or MS Word) utilize a greater lump of your PC’s accessible memory. What’s more, running a few littler applications in the meantime additionally go through impressive piece of the RAM. At the point when your PC comes up short on accessible RAM, it begins utilizing the hard drive. This is, much slower than RAM and will bring about your portable PC to back off.

The gauge for RAM in a PC is 4 GB which is the thing that you can anticipate from a financial plan model, and it’ll pretty much carry out the occupation. Be that as it may, that is insufficient when you begin multi-tasking and include more high-power programs. By including more memory you can accelerate your framework significantly, and moderately efficiently. 8 GB is closer to the present standard, and it’ll be sufficient to keep your PC crisp for the prompt future. Along these lines, one of the most straightforward approaches to make your portable workstation run speedier is to update its memory. Updating RAM is extremely savvy overhaul and you will need to spend a little to do this equipment redesign.

Keep in mind that a 32 Bit framework just backings up to 4GB of RAM. Changing to the 64 bit OS need to deal with this issue;

  1. Restart you computer frequently

The best and efficient way to make your computer work faster is to restart your system frequently (at least once a day). This process cleans up all the unnecessary junk files present in the background in the RAM that slows down your computer.