3 steps Guaranteed to Speed up your Windows 8 Computer

3 steps Guaranteed to Speed up your Windows 8 Computer

 

These are the 3 steps guaranteed to speed up your Windows 8.1 computer.

 

Also see: Windows 7

Also see: Windows 10

 
 

follow the directions closely. This is all done from within the Operating System and no tools are needed.

 

Step 1 we are going to run DiskClean Which will clean

 

  1. Temporary Internet Files
  2. Temporary Files
  3. Recycle Bin
  4. Thumbnails

 

Left click on the Magnifying Glass at the top right corner of the screen

Disk Clean Windows 8
 

Type in the Search Box This PC then hit enter

Disk Clean Windows 8
 

Right click on Local Disk (C), Left click on Properties

Disk Clean Windows 8
 

You should be on the General tab if not click on the General tab. Go half way down to the “Disk Cleanup” button and Left click it

Disk Clean Windows 8
 

The Computer will now calculate what it believes is junk

Disk Clean Windows 8
 

The Computer will now show this box, put a check mark next to “Temporary Internet Files, Temporary Files, Recycle Bin and Thumbnails” Now click the button “Clean up system files” located at the bottom left

Disk Clean Windows 8
 

The system is now calculating how much free space it will free up

Disk Clean Windows 8
 

Now you can see how much it will save in free space on your hard drive. Now Left click on “OK

Disk Clean Windows 8
 

Are you sure you want to delete these files? Left click on “Delete Files

Disk Clean Windows 8
 

Now this can take anywhere from 1 minute to over an hour depending on the last time the computer was tuned up

Disk Clean Windows 8
 

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Step 2 we are going to Defragment the Hard Drive

 

Left click on the Magnifying Glass at the top right corner of the screen

Disk Clean Windows 8
 

Type in the Search Box This PC then hit enter

Disk Clean Windows 8
 

Right click on Local Disk (C), Left click on Properties

Disk Clean Windows 8
 

Now click on the “Tools” tab which is the 2nd one from the top left

Defrag Windows 8
 

Now click on the “Optimize” button which is half way down the tab

Defrag Windows 8
 

Now on the first line you should see Local Disk (C) or just (C) depending on your computer, left click on it to highlight it then down at the bottom right left click on “Optimize“. Now again depending on how long it’s been from the last tune-up it can take anywhere from 1 minute to a couple of hours

 

CAUTION:

Notice that this Media Type is a Solid State Drive, if yours is the same Do Not Do This Step, just click CLOSE

Defrag Windows 8
 

Step 3 we are going to stop unwanted programs from starting-up with windows and from running in the background

 

Right click on an empty space on the task bar, click Task Manager

Start-up 01
 

Click on the Startup tab

Start-up 02
 

Now in the Status Column notice all that are marked Enabled, all these programs are starting when you start your computer and then running in the background while the computer is on using unnecessary resources. Click on the programs that are Enabled then down at the bottom right click Disable. You can only do one at a time (pain in the *** I know)

 

CAUTION

Do not Disable your Anti-Virus Program

Start-up 03
 

When all are Disabled, x out of the window

Start-up 04
 

Restart your computer and enjoy the speed boost

restart
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  • Sebastiano

    Rather than doing it manually, use some tool like Krojam Cleaner.

  • The way you presented this information is really impressive. I have done these in my system also and got results also.

  • SamByrnes

    I personally just use Game Booster to quickly pinpoint background processes that I don’t need. However, I did see new stuff on your entry so I might as well try that and see how it works. Thanks!