Whether you’re trying to send an email or stream a video, no one likes to deal with a sluggish computer. If your PC’s Microsoft Windows™ 7, 8, or 10 operating system is running slower than usual, you don’t have to grin and bear it. Tolerating the issue even might allow the problem to get worse. Fortunately, the tech-savvy team from Alpha Laser Richmond Corp. on Staten Island, NY, has the laptop repair advice you need.
Laptop Repair Tips for Speeding Up Windows 7, 8, or 10
1. Pinpoint Resource-Sucking Programs
Your computer runs slower than usual because its energy is being used elsewhere. Applications or runaway processes might be using a significant portion of your CPU resources or system memory. To assess your system’s resources, open Windows Task Manager and click the “memory,” “CPU,” and “disk” headers, which will reveal how much capability each program is consuming. If you locate a resource-hogging application, close it.
2. Close System Tray Programs
Your system tray programs might not use a lot of resources individually but can combine to make a sizable dent in your CPU. They automatically run once you start your PC, even when you’re not using them. You can locate them by clicking the arrow at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. To close them, right-click and press “close.” You can prevent these programs from auto-starting by changing your settings in the “startup” tab of the Task Manager.
3. Disable Web Extensions
If you use your web browser often, it could be slowing your computer. Browser extensions, add-ons, and other internet applications can use a lot of resources. Go to your browser’s add-ons or extensions manager and disable any you don’t use.
4. Scan for Viruses
If a lack of resources isn’t bogging down your system, malware or adware might be to blame. To check, scan for viruses with a trusted antivirus program like Windows Defender™. You also can use Malwarebytes™, which specifically checks for malware.
5. Clear Disk Space
A hard drive that’s almost full runs much slower than normal. To free space, perform a thorough disk cleanup. You also can purchase an external disk drive and transfer media and other space-consuming files to it.
There are more ways to speed up your Windows PC, but these tips should help you get started. If you need further laptop repair assistance, contact the professionals at Alpha Laser Richmond Corp. on Long Island, NY. Whether you need printer, laptop, or PC repair services, their team can do it all. Call (718) 317-1263 or visit their website for more information. Check their Facebook page for computer advice and news from the business.