A few ways to boost Windows OS performance
There are many ways to speed up Windows startup or Windows performance in general. Some of them are well known to experienced users, but we believe that some of the methods that we will present in this article will be useful for both beginners as well as experienced users. We have chosen several methods that work on all Windows versions (although we’ve tested them on Windows. Keep in mind that some methods that are suggested in this article are only for advanced Windows users like tweaking Windows services for example. So make sure you don’t use any method that you find complicated or you are not exactly sure how to do it.
The easiest way to boost Windows performance is by purchasing a SSD card. Although the price of solid state drives is high it is always a good idea to use the simplest method. Furthermore, the prices of SSDs are getting lower especially if we analyze the price per item. SSDs have can provide faster transfer of data compared to mechanical hard drives (sometimes even 10 times faster! This means that Windows can access all the information much faster). After installing an SDD, the complete operating system becomes much more responsive and faster, applications are running smoothly and you can run several apps at the same time without any problem. This is an investment that is definitely worth the money.
Another way to boost Windows performance is to take care of the startup process. A lot of people fudge the whole performance of the computer based on the startup time. In our opinion that’s wrong because the most important thing is whether the system is working properly once it loads. Losing a few seconds more during startup time is completely irrelevant and you can’t tell how Windows is working based on that fact. The real problem with the startup can occur if there are many programs that automatically run when Windows starts. These programs can slow down the whole computer, especially the ones that are a little bit outdated. So what can we do about that? The easiest way is to go to the Start menu and type “msconfig”. Once you open this program you will find various Windows components that can be adjusted. You will get a full list of all the programs that are running when you start Windows. You have an option to check or uncheck the programs that you don’t want to start automatically. You should do this once in a while because a lot of unwanted programs can make on to this list.
Checking Windows services is our last advice. As we have mentioned before, you will need a solid amount of knowledge in order to do this. In some cases you will only need the description of the service which usually describes what that particular service does, but in some cases you will have to find out the correlation between one service and another because they can sometimes depend on each other. There is no universal rule for this method because no one can tell what is important for you and your work on Windows. Windows services are actually a type of software that performs background tasks without any interaction with the user. They start together with the operating system and they cover different aspects of the computer. Spending on your preferences not all of these services will be necessary for you. Take Windows 8 update for example. This service is useful only for those who want to keep their Windows updated; those who want to use their current version can turn off that service. If you want to access and see the services that are running on your computer just type in “services” in the search menu and click the icon. There you can see all the functions and their descriptions and if you are sure that you don’t need some service make sure you stop them.