Optimize your PC performance

If you want to optimize the performance of your personal computer or if you want to increase the speed of your PC, the following tips can help.

Operating System

  • Always use licensed OS
  • Ensure necessary updates of operating system
  • Close or disable unnecessary startup programs and services
  • Disable unnecessary background programs and services
  • Optimize context menu
  • Adjust visual effects for best performance
  • Avoid using themes, animated wallpapers, etc
  • Turn off Windows Tips-and-Tricks
  • Turn off OneDrive synchronization
  • Turn off search indexing
  • Turn on Automatic Windows Maintenance
  • Monitor CPU performance

System Settings and Group Policy

  • Use updated device drivers
  • Check system files regularly
  • Keep system state backup
  • Optimize the system by using Group Policy templates


  • Optimize registry settings
  • Clean registry after software installation and uninstallation
  • Backup the registry


  • Avoid installing beta version software and software obtained from unauthorized sources
  • Uninstall unused or unwanted programs
  • Clean app data regularly
  • Confirm Application Wise Optimize settings

Clean Disk

  • Delete unnecessary and temporary files
  • Avoid using the recycle bin
  • Remove update related files


  • Use a good quality antivirus program, in this case Windows Defender is a good solution
  • Use Firewall programs as needed and optimize as per your needs
  • Keep Antivirus and Firewall updated at all times
  • Ensure secure sources of data sharing

Primary and Secondary Storage

  • Increase RAM as needed
  • Check the hard disk for errors periodically
  • Check Bad Sector on hard disk and replace hard disk if necessary
  • Defrag the harddisks regularly
  • Use solid state devices to avoid disk fragmentation

Web Browser

  • Update your web browser regularly
  • Clean cookies and temporary files regularly
  • Avoid using ‘unnecessary’ plugins
  • Disable plugins that are needed but not used all the time


  • Backup your data
  • Cloud storage can be used for data backup

Special Instructions

  • Use dual or multiple operating systems. Reserve one for daily use, the others for testing and other tasks
  • Use Virtual PC for software testing or for using beta version software
  • Use imaging and cloning technology for system state backup
  • Emphasize hardware and software compatibility when using clone PCs

Ways to increase internet speed

  • Try using public IP based dedicated connection
  • Know the maximum bandwidth, maximum number of users when using a shared connection, know the maximum and minimum bandwidth you can get and monitor it regularly.
  • Use a good quality dual band router with multiple antennas
  • Place the router in an open area and in the middle of the desired coverage area
  • Keep the router away from devices that emit electromagnetic radiation
  • You can turn off the router if you don’t need it
  • Update router firmware regularly
  • Use signal booster, repeater wifi extender if necessary
  • Schedule internet usage according to pick-off peak times
  • Turn off various automatic updates including updates of the operating system on the PC, complete the necessary updates at off-peak times
  • For smartphones, uninstall unnecessary applications and turn off unnecessary automatic updates
  • Select the correct network channel for mobile data as well as ensure optimize settings
  • Make sure to use a fast-secure web browser and update the browser regularly
  • Can be used in browser optimized or text mode if multimedia is not required

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