Reasons Windows Needs a Tune-Up

When you install and set up your computer for the first time it goes through a lot of things, such as the initial start up, before you can start using it. Optionally, you’ll probably want to add a few more applications that you want or need, especially for school or work, and applications for optimizing your PC, such as those offered at, so you can tune up your PC for optimal performance. Tuning up your Windows is important. Making your PC run efficiently and optimally makes sure that you don’t experience slowdowns of both applications and Internet speed and reduces chances of experiencing unresponsive applications. It also protects your PC from vulnerabilities.

Crawling Pace

The biggest reason why people tune up their Windows is to increase the computer’s speed and reduce chances of applications being unresponsive, especially when working on the PC. Another slowdown we don’t want to experience is the slowdown of our internet speed, particularly when we’re watching a video or working on a development task. A lot of people becomes annoyed when confronted with slow computers because working on them is such a tedious task you’d rather do anything else. No one wants to work or play on a slow and often unresponsive computer.

Updated Protection

Another benefit of tuning up your PC is protecting your PC from any kind of vulnerability. Updating your software and your OS to the latest patch reduces the risks of unwanted break-ins and getting infected by a virus or malware.

How to Keep it Simple

With all these reasons to tune up your PC.There are several simple tuning methods you can do to speed up your PC:

  1. Removing malware.Use your antivirus to scan your computer for malware. Make sure that your antivirus is updated so it can track newer malwares and viruses.
  2. Install the latest updates for your software.Having updated software helps protect your computer and software.
  3. Delete unneeded files.Extra baggage will eventually slow down your computer. For this reason, you should start deleting unneeded files from your computer. By the same logic, remove unneeded applications from your computer.
  4. Learn to clean your computer. Dusting off your computer, especially the heatsinks and the fans inside, will help reduce the chances of your computer overheating. Overheating may cause damage to your computer, so cleaning it once or twice a month is recommended.
  5. Use Disk Cleanup. Disk Cleanup will help you delete unneeded system files from your computer.
  6. Turn Off Visual Effects. Windows has special effects when using different Windows controls and elements. You can choose to disable the visual effects to make your OS run smoother.

Finally, you can just add another RAM stick into your PC, should a slot be available, increasing your computer’s performance. A traditional desktop PC has 2-4 RAM slots and a laptop has 1-2 slots for RAM. You can also use ReadyBoost and dedicate an unused external device to increase the cache. Just remember that the space used is usually equal to how big your computer’s RAM is.


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