Just take a minute to recap the situation that your boss was waiting for your report on Friday afternoon before you would get off work. But it will take several minutes to access a file, or will spend a long time waiting to save your documents. Or when you’re hurried on boot up your computer and send an emergent document to your team workers, but your computer will start up in 10 minutes. Your will get frustrated on those situations happening frequently.
While have ever realized why your computer is becoming so slow? And what you can do to speed up it? Then you’ll be never so annoyed on the long-time waiting to save your time and improve your work efficiency. Perhaps, you haven’t done that. It doesn’t matter. In this article we will tell you the reasons lead to the slower and slower system and the steps to fix it.
Why My Computer Is so Slow?
- Too many unnecessary programs installed in your computer
- Too many unnecessary programs/process running background
- Too many startups
- Not enough RAM (Random Access Memory) space
- Not enough disk drive space (HDD or SSD)
- Outdated or missing drivers for your hardware devices
- Infected with malicious programs
- and your hardware (computer) is too old to run the latest system
How Can I Speed up My Computer?
After we find out the reasons that affect your Windows 11,10,8 and older version system. Then we can get it fixed in the following steps.
Solution 1: Uninstall all the programs you no longer use to save more space for your system.
Uninstall all the programs that you will no long use in the near future in the Windows default Control Panel.
Method 1: Search Control Panel in the Start Menu box to open Control Panel -> Click Programs in the list -> Click Uninstall options to access the whole list about which programs you have installed on Windows 11 -> Right click on the name of a certain program and press Uninstall.
Method 2: Another easier and cleaner way to uninstall program is to get an uninstaller on your Windows 11/Windows 10, such as IObit Uninstaller, and Revo Uninstaller. Those program will not only uninstall the unwanted programs and stubborn programs, but also will help you to clean the leftovers to release more RAM, which is not supported by the Control Panel. But the later features will be paid.
Solution 2: End the Unnecessary Background Programs / Process
End the running of background programs and process allows to lower the capacity of your CPU and RAM.
Method: Launch the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Escape on your keyboard or clicking the Windows icon in the Task Bar -> you will see a list the running programs and process -> right click on the one you wan to stop -> click End Task.
Solution 3: Optimize Startup Programs
Many software will be default y set as to be launched when system starts up, which will negatively affect your Windows 11 boot time. You can choose to disable some not frequently used programs in startups to speed up the startup process to even several seconds like that on new computer.
Method: Launch the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Escape on your keyboard or clicking the Windows icon in the Task Bar -> Click to the Startup tab -> Choose the one you need to disable.
Solution 4: Clean Your Computer to Get More RAM for Fast File Access Speed
With more storage space, on one hand, you can get more space to store your important and personal files, documents, password, etc.. On the other hand, you will access your files with a faster speed on Windows 11, 10 and 8.
Method: Clean the trash bin by removing all the deleted files. Before do that, please make sure all the files are no longer used. Because once you remove them, you would never get them back. Delete all the unnecessary documents in all your folders manually. And uninstall all the unnecessary programs.But this will do a little help to release the RAM.
If it doesn’t work, you should restart your Windows 11 system, because the RAM will be automatically allocated when the system is starting up.
All the above methods do help indeed to fix the slow computer problem, but you need to spend a lot of time to optimize each item. And you can not detect and block the malicious attack manually, especially for the newbie.
Solution 5: Better Recommendations to Let Your Slow PC to Run Faster
As we have already known why our computer run so slow, then I’ like to recommend all our reader to get IObit Advanced SystemCare or Piriform Ccleaner to help you speed up your computer with one click. Windows startup time, running out of RAM, removing unwanted programs, blocking malwares, all will be optimized within only one program to make your computer run like a new one.
With its slogan as Expert in PC Health Solutions, Advanced SystemCare from IObit is totally free. And it’s been always advertising as cleaner, faster and more secure PC. All the optimization and protection you need mentioned above will be open to you without charging any fees.What’s more, Advanced SystemCare will also optimize your hard disk and Registry in deep for faster accessing speed. Most important, it is perfectly compatible with the latest Windows 11.
Ccleaner also gets millions of users worldwide, but most of the optimization for faster system speed will be charged. So Advanced SystemCare is a better choice to speed up your slow PC.
Last but not the least, many system optimization tweaks would be found on Windows 11 itself. If you would like to know more about it, please refer to another article How to Speed Up Windows 11.