The dream of every user is to have a fast computer that takes just a few seconds to turn on. Unfortunately, it is not always possible: even if the PC is new it could suffer slowdowns due to access to virtual memory, full cache or, perhaps, for a malware caught while browsing online. It is not necessary to be a computer expert to make your pc faster: using small and simple tricks the computer will turn on in a few seconds.
There are several ways that you can follow to improve PC start-up speed: you can install programs that optimize the processes of the device, deleting useless files from the hard disk and correcting errors in the system registry, or canceling old and useless programs while protecting your computer from possible dangers. You can also use tricks to make the Mac faster: despite the great optimization work of the Apple developers, the computers of the bitten apple can suffer slowdowns if put under stress or after a few years of activity. To improve the speed of the Mac, you need to manage system processes by deleting some software that opens automatically during Mac power up. In short, speed up PC ignition.
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Keep your desktop clean
It may seem like a trivial advice but one of the easiest ways to make your PC fast is to keep your desktop clean and tidy. The documents present in the home of the computer are among the first to be loaded when the pc is turned on: images, videos, and text documents slow down the main processes of the device. The desktop is simply a computer folder but compared to all the others it is very important for turning on the pc.
To make the PC faster it is not necessary to delete the files from the home, but it will be enough to optimize the allocation of documents, moving them within the hard disk folders. If you have icons for quick access to programs on your desktop, you can move them to the taskbar to avoid overloading your computer's processes. To do this you need to right-click on the icon and click on " Add to taskbar ". You can use the desktop to allocate images and videos to be used momentarily, but once the work is completed you need to delete them to improve the PC start-up speed.
Close unused programs
Not everyone knows that when a software is closed by clicking on the red "X" icon some processes remain open that slow down the PC. To be sure that the program is permanently closed, it is necessary to enter the Task Manager and analyze all the open processes to terminate the useless ones and make the PC faster. Owners of an Apple PC can improve Mac speed by closing the software using a keyboard shortcut: by pressing the Command and Q keys at the same time, the software will terminate the activity and free up RAM space.
Manage the applications that open at the beginning
Overloading the PC ignition with many applications only leads to a slowdown of the main processes: it is necessary to choose which software to launch automatically at the beginning. To manage which applications to open when turning on the PC, it is necessary to follow two different procedures depending on the operating system.
For Windows PCs, the first step is to enter the system configuration and look for the section dedicated to startup. After clicking on the appropriate menu, it will be possible to analyze all the processes and applications that are ruthless during PC start-up. To make the personal computer faster it will be necessary to uncheck the software that is considered useless and slows down the device.
Instead, for those using a Mac computer, you need to go into System Preferences and then to Users & Groups. Entering the section dedicated to programs, you will be able to see which applications are launched when the Mac is turned on. It is not necessary to disable the automatic opening of any software, the important thing is not to have too many and overload your PC.
Delete temporary files
For many users, the computer is just a tool to use to access the Internet. While browsing, many files are saved and downloaded to facilitate the user's work: logins, passwords and history. To speed up the PC it is necessary to clear the cache at least once a month (following a different procedure depending on the browser used), deleting some of the information that slows down the computer.
Use a PC cleaning program
In addition to implementing tricks to make your computer faster, you need to install programs that allow you to optimize and delete unnecessary files that slow down your PC. Several free software is available on the Net, the important thing is to choose the one that best suits your needs. Revo Uninstaller allows you to permanently uninstall programs that are no longer used, eliminating all traces left by the tool from the hard disk and registry. On the other hand, if you are looking for a program that clears temporary files and fixes errors in the system registry, you need to install CCleaner.
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