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Windows 8.1/8 Runs Slow, How to Speed Up It

Oct. 14, 2014 11:24 am / Posted by Ruby Johnson to Windows 8 Tips
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Your Windows 8.1 PC typically slows down overtime? No matter how fast your PC is when you just purchased it, it will be getting slower after you install a dozen programs, load it with antispyware and antivirus tools, and download untold amounts of junk from the Internet.

In fact, Windows doesn't slow down if you just take care of your PC a little more. This article will advise you with certain tips on how to optimize Windows 8.1 for better performance, applicable on Windows 8 as well.

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Tip 1: Limit Start up Programs

Many programs are designed to start automatically when Windows starts. These programs loading at Windows 8.1/8 Start up will certainly delay the operations and prevent system from booting fast.

Limit the startup to items of basic use to make Window 8.1/8 run faster.

How to do:

Tip 2: Stop Unnecessary Background Service

Both Windows 8 and 8.1 run several background services to carry a successful login session. However, these services may not be used through the entire login session but will eat up the memory to stay active.

So stop unnecessary background service to get an optimum speed for other program you in use.

How to do:

Tip 3: Delete programs you never use

Programs installed on your PC will take up the precious memory, disk space, processing power and make your computer slow. It's a good idea to uninstall all the programs you don't plan to use to get rid of the clutter and wasted system resources.

Tip 4: Optimize Hard Drive

In order to execute your commands, the RAM regularly consults with your hard drive. Your PC will get into troubles if the hard drive is diminishing. So analyze your hard drives and follow our tips to achieve a higher performance for Windows 8.1/8.

How to do:

Tip 5: Keep your PC on Sleep Mode

Put your PC to sleep instead of shutting down. This will store your current activities into the RAM and quickly retrieve on resuming back from sleep mode. This is an optimized practice to rescue your PC from an idle state.

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Tip 6: Increase the Memory

Speed and performance of a computer majorly depends on its primary memory. Your RAM must have enough memory to incorporate even more MBs of data to upkeep the system performance and carry operations without delays and pauses.

To add RAM memory in Windows 8.1/8, you can either find a permanent solution (buy a RAM with high capacity), or utilize your USB storage drive.

Tip 7: Fix Windows 8.1 Registry

Conflicting registry entries in Windows Registry database will also cause Windows 8.1 slow performance. This database can intake thousands of invalid or corrupt entries decelerating the speed of your computer. Thus keep a routine maintenance of your registry via professional registry repair software - Windows Boot Genius is very important.

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So if your Windows 8.1/8 PC is getting slow, try tips we mentioned here to fix the speed issues of your Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and you will see these tips surely eradicate the slow running behavior of the system.

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