With time a computer tends to get very slow with an overall decrease in the performance compared it what it used to perform like when it was new. There is always a way and we will show you if you are thinking how to make my computer faster in 5 simple ways for Windows 8 or 8.1. These free simple tips can be performed by any computer user to speed up the computer at its full potential again.
We have already published a guide with 22 steps to make Windows 7 faster, you can use the same methods to make Windows 8 or 8.1 computer faster. The below 5 methods are simple and straight forward which you can try before purchasing any paid products to make your computer faster.
5 Ways on How to Make My Computer Faster,Windows 8, 8.1
1) Removing Junk and Duplicate Files
With the passage of time as a user uses his computer a lot of data gets filled up in the hard drive that decreases the performance of a computer. Why this happens is because before your computer didn’t have to go through all the unnecessary junk files in order to get to the required file and that is why it takes more time than usual to run something. So the solution to this problem is get rid of all the duplicate files as well as the unnecessary junk file that is on your computer which can also be done through a software called ‘’Easy Duplicate Finder’’ that is easy to install and simple to work with and will search for all the duplicate files for the user to delete them.
Windows 8 and 8.1 also has their own Disk Clean-up utility which will remove temporarily files from the computer in order to free up disk space which is also necessary. To do that type ‘’Disk Clean-up’’ in Search Charm and Click on the result for ‘Clear Disk Space for deleting unnecessary files.
2) Removing Programs Not In Use
Uninstall all the programs that you think are not of use to you anymore because those programs can be running in the background even though the user does not need them, so get rid of them. Users do not need to get software to remove these programs they can simply do it from the utility found on their Windows. Windows 8 and 8.1 users need to type ‘’Uninstall’’ in Search Charm and select under settings. In Programs and Features you will see a list of programs that can be uninstalled.
User will see a list of programs and the size that these programs take on the right side. Scroll through the list find the desired program you want to delete, click on it and uninstall it.
After you are done removing all the unnecessary files and programs, the next step is to defrag your computer which will compact the remaining files in an orderly manner so that your computer can retrieve them faster. In simple words defragmentation will help speed up your computer but note that if you are using an SSD then never consider defragmentation as it will wear your SSD out so avoid this step if your computer uses an SSD instead of HDD.
Windows 8 and 8.1 users don’t have to worry about this as Windows 8 and 8.1 automatically defrags once a week but if you are curious and want to check if it is set to defrag automatically then open up Search and type ‘’Defragment’’ and click on ‘Defragment and optimize your drives’.
4) Removing Unwanted Programs from Launch
Only allowing the programs that the user needs at startup of computer can also increase the performance. By default, there are a lot of programs that load on a windows startup that users don’t actually need. To do this user will have to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete combination and then select Task Manager.
After selecting the Task Manager Users will have to go to Start-Up menu within the Task Manager where they would see a list of programs that launch upon Startup. Right Click on the programs you don’t want to run at startup and choose Disable.
5) Try Other All Methods
As we said earlier, our 22 steps to make Windows 7 faster is applicable for Windows 8 and 8.1 too, you can try rest of the other all steps which not mentioned in first four steps. To keep your computer faster and smoother at all time, its important to do these free maintenance steps periodically.
You do not need to buy any paid software to boost the computer performance or registry cleaners. As a first step you can try these free and simple steps to make your Windows 8 or 8.1 computer faster.