How to Improve the Performance of Windows 7

By | 11 April 2019
How to Improve the Performance of Windows 7

There is a saying that there is always room for improvement.  Of course, this applies to Windows 7. You can improve the performance of Windows 7. As a matter of fact, there are many things you can do to improve it. Do you want to know how? If you do, just read on. We will tell you how.

Clean Up Disk Space

Check your disk space. Is it filled with lots of unnecessary files? If so, try to remove as many unnecessary files as possible. They eat up disk space which leads to your PC being slowed down. You can use Windows’ built-in Disk Cleanup tool to remove temporary files. Emptying the Recycle Bin as well as deleting other files that you don’t use can help, too.


Data fragmentation burdens the hard disk, resulting in less than optimal performance. To avoid this, be sure to check your disk space to see if there is any fragmentation in it. In case there is any, use a defragmenting tool to defragment those data. Windows 7 comes with a built-in tool for defragmentation, so use it. Manual defragmentation is also possible but do it only if you really know how to.

Disable Startup Programs

How many of Startup programs do you really need? The more Startup programs there are, the longer it takes for the PC to boot. This happens because the PC needs not just to boot but also start these programs as well. This puts a burden on the PC. If you have lots of Startup programs, you can consider disabling them to improve the performance of your Windows 7.

Delete Programs

Programs, regardless of their usage frequency, take up resources. The more programs you have, the less optimal the performance of your PC will be. To ensure optimal performance, delete programs that you don’t really need, especially those that take a lot of resources.

Turn Off Visual Effects

Visual effects on Windows 7 surely are an eye-candy. The problem is, they can slow down the performance of your PC. So yes, by turning off the visual effects, the performance of your PC may be improved.

It all comes down to a tradeoff between appearance and performance. This tradeoff is especially true if your PC is slow. If, however, your PC is fast enough, there is no need to sacrifice appearance for performance or vice versa.

Regular Restart

Do you use your PC for a long period without restarting it? If you do, the performance of your PC is likely to be affected. Memory, processes and other services stack up on your PC over time. Restarting will fix these, as it will delete memory as well as stop any processes and services. Yes, this includes programs that never actually stop unless you restart your PC.

What you should know is that the longer a PC is running without being restarted, the less memory it will have over time. This results in the PC being slowed down and poor performance. You don’t want that. So if you haven’t already, be sure to restart your PC regularly.

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