List of Ways to Boost Your Windows 8 PC Performance
Windows 8 was a revolutionary change in how Windows used to work and look. With Windows 8, Microsoft has tried new aesthetics and feel of how Windows earlier worked. It was laced with various new functions and features. Despite being more effective Windows platform Windows 8 is not immune to some common Windows problems. It is not immune to performance issues and other problems. To deal with these issues, you can make manual intervention or rely on technology where you can use various apps & software programs. In this article, we have discussed ways to boost your Windows 8 PC performance instantly and effectively.
Defrag Hard Drive: Similar to older Windows 7 operating system, you can defrag your Windows 8 hard drive using built-in Optimize Drives (name changed) feature. Though the disk defragmenter is now Optimize Drives in Windows 8, still you can search disk defragmenter to defrag your hard drive on Windows 8. To access this feature, follow these steps.
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- Search and select “optimize drives” in Charms Bar to open optimize drives utility. You can also search “disk defragmenter” to open the same. Alternatively, you can head to My Computer > select a drive > tap on Manage menu and then tap on Optimize button.
- On Optimize Drives window, it will display all your drives and their current status (% fragmented).
- Select a drive you want to defrag and press Optimize button to start defrag process. You can tap on Analyze button to update current percent fragmented value of selected drive.
Your system automatically defrags your hard drive on regular intervals (by default weekly). To change automatic optimize schedule, tap on Change Settings.
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Manage Startup Programs: As we discussed earlier many programs come pre-installed on your system as bloatware and run in the background. Many of these programs also run at boot time unnecessarily causing slow boot process. You can consider removing these programs from startup list to save memory and CPU cycles to speed up boot process. You can manage startup items by heading to Task Manager. To access Task Manager, right-click on the taskbar and select Task Manager. Alternatively, press Ctrl + Shift + Escape to launch it. Go to Startup tab and select the program you don’t want to run at boot time. Press Disable button to disable the selected program immediately. This is effective step to speed up Windows 8 performance.
Uninstall Unnecessary Programs: Your system houses lot of unnecessary apps & programs that are accumulated over time on it. A lot of these unnecessary items include apps & programs that come preloaded on your system in the form of bloatware. These unnecessary items not only occupy precious disk space but many of these programs run in a background unnecessarily causing system lags. To uninstall these unnecessary programs, go to Start menu > Control Panel > Programs > Programs & Features and Uninstall the program you don’t use. This simple trick will help you recover system resources and boost Windows 8 performance.
Reduce Animations: Heavy animations also cause slow system performance. You can consider disabling animations on your system to speed up Windows 8 performance. To do this, go to Start menu > System > Advanced System Settings in the left and tap on Settings option under Performance. On Performance Options window choose Visual Effects. Now select “Adjust for best performance” option or tap on “Custom” option to tweak settings as per your needs.
Scan System with Anti-Malware Program: Installing reputable security suite is more of a preventive step to avoid performance related issues on your system. If you have reliable security suite installed on your system, then consider scanning your system with this anti-malware program and regular intervals. Though anti-malware programs keep running in the background to provide you real-time security still you can consider scanning your complete system for improved security. It can effectively find and remove all malicious content that is affecting your system performance negatively.
Conclusion: We have discussed few basic steps to help you speed up Windows 8 performance. Apart from above-mentioned steps, you can consider installing Solid State Drive (SSD) on your system to significantly boost Windows 8 performance. It will help you run your system with much better speed.
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