I. Remove programs at startup
Due to the programs installed on your computer, it may start very slowly. Many of the programs are used to launching when Windows starts up, but you probably don’t need them.
To prevent your computer from starting automatically, here are the steps to follow:
- Go to the taskbar, at the bottom right of the screen.
- Click an up arrow to display the notification icons.
- Each of the icons represent a program that starts up upon startup.
- Right-click on each one, then on Settings, and then uncheck the box.
II. Leave empty space on the hard drive
Windows has minimal space to operate. But it should be noted that your hard drive should not be cluttered, to avoid its slowing down. This is why you will need to clean your disk:
- Uninstall software you don’t use
- Delete unnecessary and bulky documents.
III. One antivirus
On your computer, you must not use two antiviruses at the same time.
If you have more than one antivirus, you must deactivate or remove it to leave one.
To deactivate it there are several methods (example click on the small arrow at the bottom-right then a right click on the icon of your antivirus and it will be deactivated.
IV. Add RAM memory
RAM, or random access memory, plays a very important role in the capacity of a computer.
Before changing RAM, you should first do a little research on the motherboard model, which will allow you to determine the maximum amount of RAM your motherboard can support.
You should also pay attention to the version of Windows, because some editions limit the amount of RAM that can be mounted.
Before purchasing the RAM, check if your computer has 1 or 2 slots available to place the RAM.
As for the installation, very easy operation to do and will require only having a screwdriver and 10 to 20 minutes of free time (some computers have a hatch which helps to directly access the RAM).