SPEED UP YOUR PC
Discover the tips and techniques you need to boost your PC’s performance and lengthen its life.
Tips and tweaks to give your PC a serious boost
Does your PC struggle to keep up with the demands you place upon it? Do you think that it might be time to bite the bullet and buy a new one? If your PC is under five years old, there’s a good chance you can extend its life without having to incur the cost of a total replacement. In this guide, we’ll show you all the tips and tricks you need to speed up your PC—and many of the techniques we reveal won’t cost you a dime.
There’s the inevitable clean-up of course—most speed problems can be traced to the increasing load on your computer over time, so we’ll start things off by stripping things back there. This is often compounded by the fact that Windows Updates can be less than optimal at cleaning up after themselves, so tossing out the junk, and getting rid of things you don’t need can often have a significant effect on the overall speed of your machine. After that, we’ll help you examine the time it takes your system to start up—not only will our tips and tricks eliminate boot-time bottlenecks, but you’ll also free up more system resources, and give your computer a new lease of life. Honestly, even if your machine feels fine to you right now, speeding up your Windows boot can have a serious effect on your perception of how responsive it is (or isn’t).
We’ll then look into some clever system tweaks that can free up your machine even further, helping to improve its responsiveness and performance when heavier demands are placed upon it. And if there’s a particular job you need to perform at the fastest possible performance, we’ll show you how to strip everything else back.
Follow our guide to its end, and you’ll wonder why you ever thought about replacing your PC, as it frees itself from its shackles, and really starts to fly.