How to Improve Computer Performance in 4 Ways

If the overall performance of your computer has gone down, this guide offers some of the best methods on how you can improve your computer’s performance. You will learn some easy to follow methods so read on to find them out.

By Joy Taylor | Last Updated: Apr. 16, 2020

The performance of a computer usually determines what you can do on it. If you are looking to edit high-quality 4K videos on a computer that runs slow, your video will take days for it to be exported from your video editing software. If your computer’s performance has fallen down and you are looking for a way to fix it, the following guide will help you out.

The guide shows how you can make your computer faster by implementing a variety of techniques on your system. All of these easy to follow solutions will help you bring back your computer’s first-boot performance and will allow you to get your tasks done much quicker than ever. Let’s get started:

How to Improve Computer Performance with Common Solutions

If you ever Google the query how you can improve the performance of your computer, you will come across dozens of tips and tricks many of which may not work for you. Therefore, in this section, we have only provided the common solutions that you can actually use to speed up your machine. You do not need a technician to use these solutions as these are easy to follow.

Solution 1. Don’t Use Multiple Apps

Multitasking is a good idea and many users are expert at it. However, if your computer does not have enough resources available to let you use multiple apps at the same time, you are not encouraged to do it as it will only slow down your computer performance.

Each app that you keep open on your computer requires resources and if enough resources are not available, you will face a slowdown in the performance of your computer. Therefore, only keep one or two apps open at the same time on your machine. It will dramatically improve your machine’s performance.

Solution 2. Defrag Your Disks

Defragging your disks help a lot when you want to improve your computer’s performance. Defragging brings all the required files together so your computer can easily access them resulting in improved performance.

There is a built-in defrag tool on your computer that you can use to do the task. If you do not wish to use it, you may use any other app to get the task done like the app we have mentioned in the last section of this guide.

Solution 3. Remove Virus and Malware From Your System

The only purpose of many viruses and malware is to bring down your computer’s performance. If you have recently downloaded a file that you think is suspicious or if you have transferred data from a USB flash drive that you do not think is safe from viruses, you may want to do a full virus checkup of your machine.

There are a number of antivirus programs available on the Internet that you can use to scan for and get rid of viruses from your computer. Once the viruses are removed, you will find there is a good improvement in the performance of your machine.

How to Improve Computer Performance with Ashampoo WinOptimizer

If your computer still does not perform to the level where you want it to, then perhaps it is a good idea to use a third-party optimizer app to optimize the performance of your computer. There are a number of such apps available in the market but Ashampoo WinOptimizer wins the race due to the number of features it offers.

The app is fully loaded with many features that you can use to remove unwanted files, defrag drives, clean registries, and do basically everything to ensure your computer remains or becomes faster. Some of the features worth mentioning are:

You are going to find tons of other features in the app. Download it on your PC and the following is how to improve computer performance with this tool.

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Step 1. Open Ashampoo WinOptimizer on your computer and click on All modules in the left panel and select One Click Optimizer from the right panel.

How to Improve Computer Performance with Ashampoo WinOptimizer - Choose One Click Optimizer

How to Improve Computer Performance with Ashampoo WinOptimizer – Choose One Click Optimizer

Step 2. Select work mode on the following screen, review the content that the app is going to remove from your machine, and click on the OK button.

How to Improve Computer Performance with Ashampoo WinOptimizer - Review the Settings

How to Improve Computer Performance with Ashampoo WinOptimizer – Review the Settings

Step 3. You will be able to view information for each module the app uses to optimize your computer. It will look similar to the following image.

How to Improve Computer Performance with Ashampoo WinOptimizer - Improvement Tasks Being Performed

How to Improve Computer Performance with Ashampoo WinOptimizer – Improvement Tasks Being Performed

Step 4. When the app has optimized your computer, the following screen will appear.

How to Improve Computer Performance with Ashampoo WinOptimizer - Tasks are Finished

How to Improve Computer Performance with Ashampoo WinOptimizer – Tasks are Finished

That’s all. You may reboot your computer to see the changes in the performance.

Conclusion

Everyone wants to improve the performance of their computer and the only question is how you do it. Our guide above tells you how you can do it using multiple easy to follow methods available for you. We hope it helps you out.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.