PCMAN- Along the way, you will soon or later notice the difference between your device performances when you first took it out of the packaging, and when you have been using it for a couple of years. More likely, devices tend to run slower, even if the user has scheduled maintenances. Others may take the easy way to stop using the old laptop and purchase a brand new one. However, there are several other ways to improve your Windows laptop performance without having to spend the same amount of money to buy a new laptop.
Fortunately, Windows includes a number of performance-monitoring tools to run before and after making changes to see how well it has worked.
Check the Hardware. Laptops that are typically used to replace desktop usually have fast processors that tend to run hot. In order to avoid overheating, users have to make sure that there is a good airflow under the laptop. By having a riser or cooler, and checking the internal temperatures, users may monitor their laptop performance.
For users who have been using their laptop on carpets or fabrics may be overheating because of the years’ worth of dust and detritus inside the machine. Users may take the case apart and clean anything that has been clogging the insides.
Run a hard disk check to see if the hard drive is failing; and when it is, replacing the hard drive might solve the problem. Expanding memory may also be a crucial action in order to make your laptop run faster.
Software Clean. Once you have checked your Windows laptop hardware, it is time to check the software. Some people often unknowingly installed lots of programs that they do not actually need. The first and probably easiest step is to uninstall the ones that you clearly do not need, or has not used the longest.
By running SlimCleaner, a software to spring-clean hard drive, it will list and rate software you have installed, clear out old log files, and remove unwanted registry entries. On another hand, Disk Tools will include duplicate file finder, utilities to analyze, defrag, wipe and shred hard drives.
If software spring clean did not give any significant impact to the device’s performance, installing more memory would be the quickest and cheapest upgrade.
Windows 10. Just as additional information, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are better operating systems than the older version. They are faster, more secure, run in less memory, and generally further optimized and debugged. If Windows 10 were compatible with your device, it would be worth it to update your operating system to prevent slow performance.