How to Make Your Computer/Laptop Faster [Helpful Tips and Tricks]

8 Tricks to Make Your Windows Computer/Laptop Faster

Want your laptop or computer to run faster? We’ve got help. Try these tips and tricks we’ve got. They are totally safe, easy to follow and we’re sure that your machine will be peppier and less prone to performance and system issues.

1 – Clearing memory by Rundll32.exe, advapi32.dll, and ProcessIdleTasks?

Rundll32.exe, advapi32.dll, and ProcessIdleTasks not really clear memory.

The file placement optimization, which is done no more often than once every three days, is an example of a task that is carried out when the system is deemed to be idle.

System Restore and other features of Windows also attempt to defer some work until the system is deemed to be idle. There are also done-once-after-setup work items that also operate under the Idle Task Scheduling mechanisms.

All of these “idle tasks” are controllable by a system API in advapi32.dll, ProcessIdleTasks.

The APIs’ sole purpose is to allow benchmarks a simple way to force any pending idle tasks to be executed immediately, without having to wait a lengthy period.

This command puts Windows into an idle state, enabling it to perform tasks that it wouldn’t otherwise normally do while the PC is in use; in short, forces idle tasks to be executed, and has nothing to do with clearing memory and making the PC run faster.

Clear or maintain your computer memory speed using a simple shortcut icon.

1. Right-click the Desktop > Select New > Click Shortcut

2. Type:

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks for 32-bit windows 

%windir%\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks for 64-bit windows

and click next

3. Then, rename the shortcut you made to ex. Maintain Memory

4. Click Finish

Just open the shortcut every time your PC gets slower

2 – Clean RAM using CMD trick

This is actually for clearing DNS cache

You need to have administrator privileges, type cmd in start search right click it and choose run as administrator.

Type ipconfig/flushdns and then hit the enter key

It will prompt that Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

3 – Clear RAM’s Cache

After running a computer for many hours and the opening and closing program it makes the computer slow as the memory is still reserved by the cache of closed programs and it contains the memory for idle services.

Reboot

Either shut down or restart the device. If your computer takes much time to start for slow processors, you can also just log off and then open again, it also reduces RAM.

Do not Open Too Many Programs at Once

Keeping too many programs running slows down the computer. Quit programs and apps you’re not currently using. Reducing the number of programs and apps you have open may improve your laptop’s speed.

Do not Open Too Many Tabs While Browsing

Each tab in your web browser requires a small amount of memory to run. The more tabs you have open, the more memory your laptop is necessary to devote to running the web browser. Limiting the number of tabs you have open at a time can enhance the speed of your laptop.

Delete Unnecessary Programs, Apps and Files

Removing programs, apps, and files you no longer use will free up space on your laptop’s hard drive.

Increase Your RAM

If you run out of RAM frequently you need to increase your RAM, you can use various tools to increase RAM temporarily by using disk space or also increase the virtual disk space, but increasing RAM physically is recommended.

4 – Disable programs that run on startup.

Another reason your Windows PC may feel lethargic is that you’ve got too many programs running in the background — programs that you rarely or never use (you might not even notice some of them). Stop them from running, and your PC will run more efficiently.

Start by launching the Task Manager (Choose either of the three):

1. Press Ctrl-Shift-Esc

2. Right-click the lower-right corner of your screen and select Task Manager

3. Type task manager into the Windows 10 search box and press Enter.

If the Task Manager launches as a compact app with no tabs, click “More details” at the bottom of your screen. The Task Manager will then appear in all of its full-tabbed glory. There’s plenty you can do with it, but we’re going to focus only on killing unnecessary programs that run at startup.

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Click the Startup tab. You’ll see a list of the programs and services that launch when you start Windows. Included on the list is each program’s name as well as its publisher, whether it’s enabled to run on startup, and its “Startup impact,” which is how much it slows down Windows 10 when the system starts up.

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To stop a program or service from launching at startup, right-click it, and select “Disable.” This doesn’t disable the program entirely; it only prevents it from launching at startup — you can always run the application after launch. Also, if you later decide you want it to launch at startup, you can just return to this area of the Task Manager, right-click the application and select “Enable.”

5- Turn Off Search Indexing

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Windows 10 indexes your hard disk in the background, allowing you — in theory — to search your PC more quickly than if no indexing were being done. But slower PCs that use indexing can see a performance hit, and you can give them a speed boost by turning off indexing. Even if you have an SSD disk, turning off indexing can improve your speed, because the constant writing to disk that indexing does can eventually slow down SSDs.

To get the maximum benefit in Windows 10, you need to turn indexing off completely. To do so, type services.msc in the Windows 10 search box and press Enter. The Services app appears. Scroll down to either Indexing Service or Windows Search in the list of services. Double-click it, and from the screen that appears, click Stop. Then reboot your machine. Your searches may be slightly slower, although you may not notice the difference. But you should get an overall performance boost.

If you’d like, you can turn off indexing only for files in specific locations. To do this, type index in the Windows 10 search box and click the Indexing Options result that appears. The Indexing Options page of the Control Panel appears. Click the Modify button, and you’ll see a list of locations that are being indexed, such as Microsoft Outlook, your files, and so on. Uncheck the box next to any location, and it will no longer be indexed.

6 – Choose High Performance in Your Power Settings

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Are you like me who likes to save power? Well, it turns out that the “Power Saver Plan” is slowing down your laptop/PC. This plan reduces the PC’s performance to save energy/battery.

Changing your power plan from “Power saver” to “High performance” or “Balanced” will give you an instant performance boost.

To do it, launch the Control Panel app, then select Hardware and Sound > Power Options. You’ll typically see two options: “Balanced (recommended)” and “Power saver.” (Depending on your make and model, you might see other plans here as well, including some branded by the manufacturer.) To see the “High performance” setting, click the down arrow by “Show additional plans.”

I’ve added a new plan on mine, calling it the best plan.

To change your power setting, simply choose the one you want, then exit Control Panel. “High performance” gives you the most oomph, but uses the most power; “Balanced” finds a happy medium between power use and better performance, and “Power saver” does everything it can to give you as much battery life as possible. Desktop users have no reason to choose “Power saver,” and even laptop users should consider the “Balanced” option when unplugged — and “High performance” when connected to a power source.

7 – Disable Windows Tips and Tricks

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As you use your Windows 10 PC, Windows keeps an eye on what you’re doing and offers tips about things you might want to do with the operating system. I’ve rarely, if ever found these “tips” helpful. And I am also concerned with the privacy implications of Windows constantly taking a virtual look over my shoulder. Mom! Go away!

Windows watching what you’re doing and offering advice can also make your PC run more slowly. So, if you want to speed things up, tell Windows to stop giving you advice. To do so, click the Start button, select the Settings icon, and then go to System > Notifications & actions. Scroll down to the Notifications section and uncheck the box marked “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows.”

8 – Clean Out Your Hard Disk and Registry

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If you’ve got a bloated, hard disk filled with files you don’t need, you could be slowing down your PC. Cleaning it out can give you a speed boost.

Under the Windows hood, the Registry tracks and controls just about everything about the way Windows works and looks. That includes information about where your programs are stored, which DLLs they use and share, what file types should be opened by which program, and just about everything else.

But the Registry is a very messy thing. When you uninstall a program, for example, that program’s settings don’t always get cleaned up in the Registry. So over time, it can get filled with many outdated settings of all types. And that can lead to system slowdowns.

Don’t even think of trying to clean any of this out yourself. It’s impossible. To do it, you need a Registry Cleaner.

Well, I’ve found this straightforward and free software you can use—Puran Utilities.

Puran Utilities is a set of more than 20 free software utilities that can help you get the best out of your computer. It also provides an automatic and one-click solution to keep your computer clean and error-free.

Puran Utilities can help you to cheer up your computer by taking care of problems, and once your computer cheers up, Puran Utilities has more for you with its cool set of software programs.

It includes Disk Check, Uninstaller, Startup Manager, Service Manager, Disk Cleaner, Delete Empty Folders, Fix Shortcuts, Registry Cleaner, Registry Defrag, Puran Defrag, Duplicate File Finder, Data Recovery, Disk Files, Gaming PC, Permanent Delete, Wipe Disk, Shutdown Timer, Splitter, Delete History, Batch Fix, Maintenance Wizard and Minimal PC.

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Top Ten Tips to Improve Computer System Speed

1. Let your PC boot up completely before opening any applications.

2. Refresh the desktop after closing any application.

This will remove any unused files from the RAM.

3. Do not set huge file size images as your wallpaper.

Do not keep a wallpaper at all if your PC is low on RAM (less than 256 MB). Also, do not use animated wallpaper.

4. Do not clutter your Desktop with a lot of shortcuts.

Each shortcut on the desktop uses up to 500 bytes of RAM.

5. Empty the recycle bin regularly.

The files are not deleted from your hard drive until you empty the recycle bin.

6. Delete the temporary internet files regularly.

7. Defragment your hard drive once every two months.

This will free up a lot of space on your hard drive and rearrange the files so that your applications run faster.

8. Always make two partitions in your hard drive.

Install all large software (like PSP, Photoshop, 3DS Max, etc.) in the second partition. Windows uses all the available empty space in C drive as virtual memory when your Computer RAM is full. Keep the C Drive as empty as possible.

9. When installing new software’s disable the option of having a tray icon.

The tray icons use up available RAM and also slow down the booting of your PC. Also, disable the option of starting the application automatically when the PC boots. You can disable these options later on also from the Tools or preferences menu in your application.

10. Protect your PC from dust.

Dust causes the CPU cooling fan to jam and slow down, thereby gradually heating your CPU and affecting the processing speed. Use compressed air to blow out any dust from the CPU. Never use a vacuum.

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