Slow Computers Are Worse Than A Heart Attack: 5 Ways To Make Your Computer Work Faster

The worst thing in the world is needing to do something urgently, and then having to wait for your computer to catch up. Here are ways to avoid it.

The worst thing in the world is needing to do something urgently, and then having to wait for your computer to catch up. Here are ways to avoid it.

The worst thing in the world is needing to do something urgently, and then having to wait for your computer to catch up.

It can be frustrating. Luckily, there are some very simple things that you can do in order to make your computer run faster. So, here’s a list of them. There are some user habits that will allow your computer to be more responsive, and there’s also some slightly technical stuff that you can do.

1. Mono-tasking

For people who like to get multiple things done at a time, this might be a little hard to hear. You need to stop doing so many things at a time! Running different programs, or issuing commands when your PC is still processing commands that you’ve issued will slow your computer down. Just focus on one thing at a time, and you’ll notice improvements in your computer’s performance.

2. Restart Your Computer!

A lot of us have the bad habit of just putting our computers to sleep when we’re done using them. Although the sleep mode is useful when you have work that you want to get back to, it’s not always the best option. Not turning your computer off for long periods at a time means that the background processes running will accumulate and slow down your overall performance. A restart, or a complete shutdown is good every once in a while.

3. Too Many Open Browser Tabs Can Cause Crashes

Google Chrome is notorious for causing computers to crash when too many tabs are open. However, no matter the browser that you’re using, you’ll experience lags in performance if you open too many tabs at a time. At times, the browser will stop responding entirely and you’ll have to restart it. It’s simpler just to minimize the amount of tabs that you have open.

4. Choose Which Programs Run On Start Up

When you turn on your computer, Windows automatically starts running some applications. These applications usually decide how long it takes your computer to

finish booting. And unfortunately, not all of these applications are particularly useful all the time. The good news is that you can select which applications run when you turn on your computer. All you have to do is follow the process below.

Turn Off Applications That Begin Running On StartUp

  1. Open The Task ManagerTo open the task manager, you can right-click on the start button on your task bar. And then from the menu that pops up, select Task Manager.
  2. Navigate To The StartUp TabBy default, the task manager opens to the Processes Tab. In the open window, you should find the StartUp tab. Click on it. Now, you’ll have a list of every program that runs when your computer starts.
  3. Turn Off What You Don’t NeedNow, you can go through the list of programs, select the ones that you want to turn off on startup and click on Disable at the bottom of the window. However, you definitely should not turn off any programs that you didn’t install yourself. Some of the programs there are necessary for your system’s operation.

5. Turn Off Windows Animations

Finally, turning off animations on your computer can make your PC perform better. Whenever you take an action, there are certain animations that illustrate the action that you’re taking. For example, when you open a folder the way that it “pops” open. And apart from one or two noticeable (but not significant) changes you won’t even be able to tell that your Windows animations are turned off. Here’s how to do it.

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