PC Maintenance Tip How To Improve Windows Computer Performance
Why is my Windows computer slow? How to speed up Windows. Why is my computer running slow?
Here’s how you speed up your windows computer. You may notice a significant performance enhancement by following my detailed instructions.
The first thing you would want to do to improve your computer’s performance is to see what programs are running at startup. Whenever you install a program it will be running at startup and in the background after you login to your Windows desktop. These running Windows computer programs use up both the processor and the memory, and this can significantly decrease the speed of your Windows computer.
Here is how to use the system configuration utility to turn off running applications.
Hold down the windows symbol on your keyboard and press r.
When the small run dialog box appears type msconfig and press enter.
Now the system configuration window appears. Select the startup tab. Now you will see a list of all of the programs running on your windows computer at startup.
Uncheck the boxes of the programs that you do not want running at startup.
You will still be able to open these programs later, it may take a little longer to open them. When you use an application like Photoshop or Lightroom, these programs will work faster and with a quicker response time. I would leave a few programs that you use regularly checked. When you are done unchecking the program boxes, click apply, and then ok. A small dialog box will appear asking you to restart your computer. You should save all of your work and exit any programs, and restart your computer for the changes to take affect. Do not uncheck the box for your virus scanner.