How to fix a slow laptop

How To Fix A Slow Laptop Better In Less Time

A faster laptop is a happy laptop. Faster laptop responses to user’s commands more quickly, it reduces heat of your laptop, and of course, it really helps to keep you calm and peaceful.

So it is important to fix a slow laptop and makes it runs faster. So how to fix a slow laptop to run faster? These simple tips will help you to fix a slow laptop.

How to Fix a Slow Laptop? 5 Simple Tips

01. Update Windows OS to Fix a Slow Laptop


First things first! There is no reason to be latest release of Windows OS worst than previous versions. So update your Windows regularly. It will definitely helps to make your laptop run faster.


Open Windows Setting window and find Update & security section. Here you can check for and install latest Windows 10 updates.

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02. Run Disk Cleanup


Part of the free space of your PC system partition fill with temporary files, deleted items, downloaded files, memory dump files and many other unwanted content with the time.

As a result, your PC will slow down. Running a disk cleanup utility helps to delete unwanted content and takes the free space again.


Search for disk cleanup in the start menu and click on the Disk Cleanup utility. Then choose the partition which Windows OS installed and click OK.

Windows is scanning your system partition for the cleanable files and folders. Once disk scanning is finished, a dialog box is appears with a report of how much you can free up by cleaning unwanted files. Click OK to run the disk cleanup process.

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03. Defragment Hard Disk Partitions


When saving a large file (like a video, music file) into your hard disk, it breaks into small fragments. This process is called fragmentation. Fragments of a same file stores in different location of hard disk in a completely random pattern.

As a result of that, opening of large files takes more time, resulting slow processing power of your computer. (Actually, this is not the time to explain the theory of fragmentation)

Defragmentation process moves randomly saved fragments of a same file into a same location. As a result of that, these files are open quickly.


Search for deframent in the start menu then open Defragment and Optimize Drives application. Here you can select the hard disk partition and click on the Optimize button to start defragmentation.

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Did you know?
Fix a slow laptop also helps to increase battery life of your laptop and get the maximum from the laptop battery!

04. Disable Animations and Visual Effects


Window Animations and special visual effects on Windows desktop takes considerable amount of RAM and processing power of your computer. So disabling animations and visual effects will free up RAM and processing power resulting a faster PC.


Right click on File explorer in start menu then select Properties. System Properties window will now open. In the window, You can find a link called Advanced system settings, click that link.

The System properties dialog box will open. Make sure the Advanced tab is open. Click on the Settings… button on the Performance section to open the Performance options dialog box.

Here you can disable all animations and visual effects by selecting Adjust for best performance option or disable them one by one.

05. Disable Startup Applications


Some applications start with the Windows starts. This is heavily increase the boot time. You can easily disable some unwanted startup applications to speedup the boot process.


Right click an empty area on the taskbar and select Task manager or use Ctrl+Alt+DELETE keyboard shortcut. Open the Startup tab to find which apps are loads at Windows start.

Right click on an enables startup application and select Disable option to deactivate startup.

05+1. (Bonus Tip) Restart Windows

If your laptop freeze up and response slooowly to your commands or not response at all, the best option is to restart windows. It closes all running apps and clears RAM to give a fresh start. So try it!

Tried all tips discussed above? Let us know which tips helped you to make your laptop faster. Please keep a comment, and share with your friends to help them too to make fix a slow laptop of their’s.

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Indika Jayawardhana
A lovely husband and father in real life. A proud teacher in professional life. I convert my thoughts into words in this blog because I'm an addict to computer technology.


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