How to optimize your computer performance?

Increasing computer performance is an easy process.
you have to repeat several times for keeping the computer speed.
There are some methods to reduce the lag easily.
Have you ever thought about why the computer hangs?
 The CPU hang if it can’t manage the work given by you, even though it’s a multi-tasking machine it can process only up to certain applications, lots of processes are going behind on your every click in the window.
But that the thing is you need to optimize.
However, the following suggestions are applicable only for Microsoft windows operating system. There are 5 methods to optimize your computer performance lets discuss it.
Optimized Computer

 Clean your computer periodically:

Do you clean your computer periodically?

If you are cleaning your computer software like file cleaner or any other (I am not précising anything) you are decreasing the performance of your computer.

You can think how is that so?

The software you install itself occupies some space to run i.e. to clean the file on your computer (its normal).

some of them run on background process which eventually slow down your computer from the boot to your login screen and not for your desktop working experience.

You can check that after installing any kind of cleaners.

Your windows logo screen will take more time than normal one. What’s the way for it?

An inbuilt tool available in windows OS called Disk cleanup.

It cleans your computer memory and slowing your work process. You can find it by typing as cleanmgr.exe or Disk cleanup for windows 7 user and for windows XP users click start -> All programs -> accessories ->  system tools -> Disk cleanup.


Organize your files:

Organizing your files doesn’t mean that you need to separate a hard drives partition for software, media and docs files, even though that’s a good habit to keep like that.
It means when you copy files from a removable media  or adjacent hard drives , data are not properly organized.
It spread on your hard drive, eyes can’t see it.
To organize it, don’t search for any external software which also slow down your computer like I said above.
An inbuilt tool available which organizes your files and keep you computer optimized.
You can find it by typing as Disk defragmenter for windows 7 users and for windows XP users click start -> all programs -> accessories ->  system tools -> Disk defragmenter.
After clicking that disk defragmenter, a window will pop up Don’t directly start the defragment process.
First select and analyze the drive partition where your OS is installed which is mostly (c:) drive.
After the analyzing process windows will pop up a report saying that you “can defragment that drive” or not.
If it isnt there is no problem,if it is then go for defragment process.
There is one more thing to do in organizing files, that is run disk checkup which is also available inbuilt for all the partitions in your computer.
You should run the disk defragment process and disk check up process on the partition where you installed the Operating System.
If you take care of that partition, computer will take care of you.
Well, you can find the disk checkup process by right clicking on local disk (where your OS is installed) and click properties  on it.
It will show the properties of the partition, under the general tab next to that tab you will find the tool tab where you can see the disk checkup.
Click on it and it will pop up a process box and click on those check boxes for your good.
Even sometimes it says unable to run the disk check process.
Disk check will be run when you restart your computer, according to your convenience you can schedule it or you can do by at that time, if your computer is too slow.
What disk checkup does is that while in exceptional cases any of your copying files to computer from adjacent drives or from removable storage is unfortunately stopped, the destination files in the copying process reach the drives as bad sector files and it will not be organized even while defragmenting too.
This will mainly slow down the copying process you do that in future. so disk checkup clean those files.

Check your task manager:

Take a closer look at task manager.

If you dont know what it is? press ctrl + shift + esc it will pop up task manager where you can see the list of programs running in foreground and background process.
In task manager normally you will be under applications tab that shows the running applications.

Next move on to the processes tab where it will show the list of foreground process as well as background process which slowing down your computer eventually. You can get rid of that sloppy apps by following steps

1)Above the processes tab you will see view option.
2)Click on it and you will see select columns option
3)Click on it and you will see a pop up box with no. of check boxes.


4)Check out the CPU usage, CPU time, Memory usage, Peak Memory usage.
After checking those boxes close the task manager.
So you made it.
Whenever your computer start performing slowly go to task manager processes tab click on Memory usage and peak memory usage.
It won’t show you in order wise.
You can make in ascending order or descending order by click on it.
By making it in descending order you can check which process is eating your computer performance and you can end that by right clicking on that process name and click on end process tree (process and it dependencies).
If that process is important to you can set priority and restrict the process memory to use low memory consumption. To put the process in to lower priority do the following steps
1)Right Click on the process you want to change priority.
2)At the end of the pop up box you will see an option as “Set priority”.
3)Select “normal” on that process it will slow down the performance of that application.
Choose apps if you are currently not working on it. If you are currently working on that particular app and you set the priority to low you will lag in tasking experience or the application performs slowly.

Check for unwanted software:

Have you ever checked for unwanted software in control panel,

An unwanted software automatically installs on your computer when installing primary one.

When installing main software, it will prompt you to install unwanted software which additionally comes.

If you do so it will start running on background process which results to slow down your browser, computer tasking performance and more.

To escape from this kind of problem is, don’t check out those boxes on installing the primary software.

one way you can do to remove unwanted programs by visiting add or remove programs in control panel and remove that software which is not wholly familiar to you.


Desktop icons:

Desktop icons play a major role in slowing down your computer performance. Yes! It is.

If you have large of files or icons on your desktop, move it to convenient partition and access from there.

whatever you copy on the desktop is space occupied from your OS partition.

Keep the software on the desktop which is used most . Else your computer will behave like doped or it will start to say bang bang!!!

Author: Jegadeesh Vontlin

I am a polymath, and an Instrumentation Technologist

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