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How To Prevent A Laptop From Overheating?

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HOW TO PREVENT A LAPTOP FROM OVERHEATING

Overheating is one of the most common issues that laptops face these days. Over the years, laptops have become slimmer and more powerful which is great but all of these come at a heavy cost and that is overheating.

Thin laptops today are equipped with high end processors like Intel core i5 or i7 and with the strong graphics cards that these laptops come with, heating up to high temperatures is very common.

Laptop overheating is a major problem for any laptop users. Laptops are prone to overheating because its hardware ingredients are attached closely to each other with little space for air movement. Overheating damages both laptops and its internal components.

When the temperature inside the laptop move above 35º C (95º F), the danger of damage to important internal components increases. If the problem of overheating was not prevented at time, it will costly for you to fix it. One should regularly take the preventative measures to keep their laptop safe and its component from damaging. But before preservation and cure, one should be aware of its causes and symptoms.

This article is especially made for gamers and for professionals who use high end laptops with lots of processing power. Gaming laptops specifically are bound to overheat with use and they can be a real threat to your laptop. Sometimes, permanently damaging the internals and melting core system hardware can be fatal for your laptop.

Today, we will tackle this overheating problem on your laptop step by step and I will show you how you can easily take care of your laptop’s high temperatures and take necessary precautions for the future.

What Causes Overheating?

Before we move on to the prevention, we want to know why and how does a laptop get to those high temperatures.

The main reason is because of insufficient cooling.

One of the most common reasons for insufficient cooling is the blockage of cooling vents because of accumulated dust particles. This clogs up your fans and as we know, thin laptops are prone to dust particles getting clogged up on their fans. Moisture and grease can also get accumulated if you’ve been using your laptop for more than a year without any servicing done.

Dust on Fans and Air Vents

There are many reason for laptops’ overheating, but the most common one is dust building up on the fans and air vents which can trap heat. Dust reduce fans function that cause overheating of laptop. Dust blocks intake grills or exhaust ports, that clogs up fans. Dust and debris can gather in and around the air vents over time.

This dust in and around air vents block the airflow and cause the fan to run faster than normal to cool the system. The heat produced inside cannot find a way to leave the laptops body. This is why, while using laptop, the person will gradually be able to sense the heat emitting from it.

There are two types of vents in a laptop: one for intaking cool air inside the laptop; other for releasing out hot air from laptop. The user should confirm by checking as the outflow vents are blowing hot air and the intake vents are letting air in.

Dirty hardware

Sometimes the cause of overheating is dirty hardware. This can lead to loss of the data. Try cleaning out these areas as best you can before you move on to another solution. Dust under the processor and RAM doors to get rid of any dust and debris.

Faulty Laptop Fan

Malfunctioning of fan may lead to overheating of the laptop as there is no other means to cool down laptop except the fan. The fan may stop working when laptop is booted up. It can also be stopped by damage of the capacitor. Check to see if the fan is running properly.

Incorrect Laptop Placement

Another possible reason of overheating is wrong placement of laptop which blocks airflow through the air’ vents. Putting laptop on a cloth surface, such as your lap, a bed, or a couch cushion, can obstruct the airflow. And thus air blockage for a long time causes overheating and potential damage. Most laptops have vents on the bottom.

Step 1: Find and Clean the Heat Sources

Every laptop has areas where a lot of heat is produced. This is normally from the power source, CPU, graphics card and motherboard deck. From here, laptops are designed in a way so that the heat gets transferred and cooled with air vents and fans. Fans are located almost in every ends of the laptop to control the air flow that equalizes the overall temperature of the laptop.

Check the Air vents

Just like desktop computers, laptops need a way to expel the heat and hot air that’s produced in a laptop. Without any air flow inside the laptop, there won’t be any heat transferring going on which means accumulation of heat and increase in fan speed.

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Some high end gaming laptops have massive air vents behind the back.

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You will likely see many air vents with in the laptop. Some are intake air vents where cool air draws inward into the laptop and some are outflow vents where fans expel the hot air.

Check Outflow vents if they are blowing hot air

While the laptop is running, check the outflow vents if they are blowing any hot air. If you find that hot air is blowing out of the air vents on the sides and back, most likely your laptop has accumulated a lot of dust particles and you should open your laptop and clean them up.

You can do that by first carefully taking out the components. Then use a small brush to brush off the dust particles. Ideally, you can also use your mouth to blow them off. And while the fan is out, don’t forget to blow out the area where the fan sits, as well.

Step 2: Cleaning of Dust

As it was mentioned before that dust gathering in and around fans and vents is a sure cause of overheating, so the first and most important thing is to clean the fan(s) that provide(s) cooling to the CPU and graphics card. Regarding cleaning,  first of all the user should know how to open laptop and access fans and vents. But before cleaning, the user is require to shut down laptop, remove battery, and unplug the power strip.

After this, a cotton swab is required. Cotton swab should be immersed in alcohol. Use this dipped cotton swab carefully and clean the fans. The user should make sure that before connecting laptop to the power source, the alcohol content should be evaporated.

Additionally, you can also use a silicon gel to clean the internals of your laptop. It works great and it is much safer than using brushes that may damage your internal hardware chips.

Regarding exhaust port or air vent, user can clean it out by with a mini laptop vacuum cleaner. The exhaust port usually sits on the side of the laptop. Exhaust port blows out hot air from the laptop.

Step 3: Replacing faulty Fans

If a fan is making a loud growling noise or not moving, there is an issue with the fan. The fan may stop working after you boot up your laptop, so it is advised to shut down laptop and restart it after a couple of minutes.

A fan may also stop working due to a damaged capacitor, which should be replaced immediately. Do not use a laptop if fan is still not working, as internal temperature will increase and can damage other important components.

The best advice is to replace the fans completely even if the fans are dirty. The new fans are going to be much better for your laptop.

Step 3: Making sure there is adequate ventilation

To decrease the likelihood of overheating problems, make sure the fans on your laptop are able to ventilate properly. Proper ventilation for the system is important for laptop operation.

Follow these guidelines to ensure adequate ventilation: Keep the laptop upright and on a sturdy, level surface; Provide at least 15.25 cm (6 in) of clearance around each vent.  Moreover, if the laptop is being used at high altitudes, above 1500 m (5000 ft), take extra safety to keep the laptop cool. When moving the computer to a higher altitude, the temperature inside the computer decreases by approximately 1º C ( 34º F) every 300 m (1000 ft) of altitude.

Step 4: Buy Laptop Cooler or Cooling Pad

There is also accessories for laptop that can reduce the heating of laptop. In this regard laptop coolers or cooling pad are the best accessories.  But before investing in cooling pad, the flow of air into and out of laptop should be understood. Because most laptops suck in air from the bottom in order to keep cool laptop. In this sense warm air rises upwards. Therefore, a cooler that places below the laptop and sucks air away from it, does not contribute to laptop cooling and rather increases overheating.

So if laptop has intake grills at the bottom, then buy a cooling pad that cools it and moves the cool air upwards, i.e. into the laptop. A passive cooler be best as it will not consume power, and will only absorbs heat. Laptop cooling pads are known to reduce the temperatures of your laptop by atleast 20% to 25% which is really impressive but it also depends upon what kind of Cooling pad you are using.

Here are some of the best ones that we have got great results with.

  1. Tree New Bee High Performance 1200 RPM
  2. Havit HV-F2056 15.6″-17″ USB powered
  3. Pccooler Laptop Cooling Pad 17.3″
  4. Carantee Laptop Cooling Pad 5 Quite Fans
  5. IETS GT300 Double Blower Laptop Cooling Pad
  6. Nobebird Laptop Cooler

Precautions that you can take to prevent overheating of your laptop

1. Managing Fan Speeds

Continuously airflow within laptop reduce fans speed. When your fan is running at high speeds, it implies that the CPU is working hard and it may get hotter. For managing speed of fans the user should install software such as SpeedFan for Windows.

2. Keep laptop in low temperature Places

Laptop should not be exposed to hot sunlight during using. Therefore, you should keep your laptop in the shade whenever temperatures are high. It should be used in room which provides only room temperature. Temperature above than room temperature will cause overheating due to due to an expansion of hard drive and battery damage. 

3. Put Laptop on a Hard and Flat Surface

Most laptops suck in cooling air through their bottoms. Uneven surfaces, like a blanket, pillow, or your lap, obstruct your laptop’s airflow. It leads to overheating. This cause of heating can easily be avoided by placing laptop on hard and flat surface. For removing this cause of overheating, user should use a tray or buy a special laptop holder or lap stand. Below, in the picture, is laptop tray.

4. Don’t overcharge

I remember when I totally damaged my HP laptop because I used to leave it on charge all night long. Don’t do this. Either your battery is going to get spoiled and become totally useless or your laptop will start overheating. You should avoid overcharging of laptop, as it cause battery damage which in turn lead to overheating.

5. Softwares to check internal temperature

There is many types of softwares that provide monitoring of  internal temperature. There is some  system information tools which also support temperature readings. The benefits of those programs is that it will let you to check up not just temperature of internal components but also about other states of laptop. For checking actual heat values inside laptop, use a tool such as HWMonitor and an application such as  Speccy or any number of others. This might also reveal which part of your laptop is getting too hot. Typically, you’ll find that the CPU or GPU are overheating the most.

Conclusion

So these were some of the most common reasons and prevention methods of laptop overheating. So if your laptop is overheating, before taking any prevention method first of all point out the best possible reason of your laptop overheating. This will help you from wasting your money and time on reasons which aren’t an issue in the first place. Also if laptop keeps overheating too frequently than your best bet is to take it to its manufacturer (if its under warranty) or some local repair shop to get it checked. 

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Laptop Battery Not Charging? – Here’s What You Can Do To Fix It.

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Laptop Battery Not Charging

When your laptop’s Powered-off it is the most frustrating thing you didn’t expect to see when using a laptop to work in the morning. 

Do you know what is worse? The laptops not charging after you finally borrow someone’s adapter.  

“Keep seeking for solutions” or “Go home to get yours”? 

Or find out what on earth the problem is? Although your home is not too far away from your office, you decide to fix it by yourself. 

Unfortunately, you failed and felt overwhelmed because you got nothing after browsing all the technical stuff mentioned on the internet.

The only approach seems to go home right away and end up being distracted this whole moring. 

However, the worst thing happened …The laptop still didn’t work at all. As the work is very urgent, you have to send your computer to the nearest repair shop.

What a terrible day, right? BUT what if you know how to diagnose what the real problem and relevant treatment are?

Perhaps you could look into this article before you stumble on this problem one day.

Why a Laptop Battery is not charging

Part One: Of Software

Laptop Battery Not Charging

Let’s troubleshoot the software first.

Generally speaking, many computer brands, such as Dell, Lenovo, Sony, etc., will equip their laptops with power management software. 

If your “battery protection mode” is enabled, the power management software will prevent the battery from charging and discharging after detecting that the user is using AC power, which is the consideration for expanding the life of the battery.

Therefore, if you find that your laptop is not charging, you can first enter the relevant power management software, turn off the battery protection mode, or uncheck the charging prohibition option. 

Sometimes the battery driver could be a problem

After installing a previous Windows update, for example, my laptop’s battery stopped charging. My computer showed it was plugged in, but then at the same time, it would tell me it was also not charging. 

Part Two: Of Hardware

Laptop Battery Not Charging

Double-check the connection

Before you do anything, make sure you plugged in the charger to your laptop. This mistake can happen if you’re in a rush.

So rather than react immediately, check whether your laptop’s charger is connected to your computer. Then check if the outlet you used to plug in your charger is working fine.

Battery adaptor damaged or not fixed

A damaged adapter will also cause the power connection to fail to be charged. Try another one of the same brand. 

If the adaptor caused the problem, change it. It is possible that the charging doesn’t work when the adaptor is not installed well, and the connection port (power port) is loose. If it is free, reinstall it.

Battery needs to be replaced

Laptop Battery Not Charging

Poor contact and damaged battery. The battery has a certain number of times of charging and service life. 

When your battery exceeds the service life and number of charging times, it will not be linked and charged in perfect condition. 

Sometimes the charging port of the computer may become loose, and the battery port cannot be connected.

Motherboard doesn’t work

First, you have to rule out the source of the fault, unplug the battery, and only use the power adapter to launch the laptop.

If the computer is turned on regularly, it means that the power adapter and the motherboard are fine. If the fault still exists, it may be a problem with the power adapter or motherboard. 

Now, try to use a battery to launch the computer. If the battery and the power adapter can’t be turned on successfully for the same reason, it is a problem of the motherboard.

Have no idea about it

It’s time for you to ask for another one’s help. Clarify your issue, and don’t forget to include the particular model of your laptop.

At this point, it’s most likely a hardware issue. Either the laptop power adapter is having a problem or the power port on the computer is no longer working. If you can find a spare adapter, it would be best to rule out the power adapter first.

The problem may be unique for your laptop. And if so, expert tech support is qualified to help you out.

How to solve the problems mentioned above?

We have listed the issues that will occasionally bump into your work. 

Right now, it’s time to figure out the solutions.

Reinstall the driver (or Update Battery Driver)

  • Enter Device Manager on Cortana search box, then select Device Manager to open the window.
  • Select Batteries, then right-click Microsoft ACPI-Complaint Control Method Battery and Uninstall from the menu, then click OK. 
  • After uninstalling the device, click Action, then select Scan for hardware changes.
  • Select Batteries and right-click Microsoft ACPI-Complaint Control Method Battery again, then select Update Driver Software on the menu.
  • Another window will open, then choose Search automatically for updated driver software. It will automatically search for suitable battery drivers for your device.

Replace the battery

Do it by yourself:

  1. If your laptop is plugged in, either unplug it or disconnect the power cable.

  2. Turn your computer over, so the bottom is facing up.

  3. Locate the battery latch on the bottom of the computer. The image above shows some of the more common battery latches found on laptops.

  4. To remove the battery, slide the latch switch to the opposite side and hold it in that position until the battery is released.

  5. On some laptops, the battery pops out on its own. On others, you’ll need to pull it out gently with the tips of your fingers.

Find a professional

If you cannot find any latches or buttons for releasing the battery, it is likely the laptop utilizes a different mechanism to release the battery. 

The laptop may also need to be serviced by a licensed repair technician to have the battery removed through partial or full disassembly of the laptop.

We recommend referring to the laptop documentation or checking the manufacturer’s website for steps on how to remove the battery. 

The documentation or official website can help you determine if servicing is required to remove the battery.

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Best Tips And Tricks On How to Speed Up Your Computer Windows 10?

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HOW TO SPEED UP YOUR COMPUTER

Boost your PC’s Performance with these Best PC Tips and Tricks

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How to Speed Up Your Computer Windows 10?

Windows 10 is basically one of the most advanced and efficiently coded operating system after Windows 7. It has vast number of built in features that will normally keep the system running well. However, it’s again “WINDOWS” and it’s never going to be perfect. There are going to be flaws in the system as you keep using it.

If you’ve experienced or noticed that your laptop or PC isn’t running well or rather it has become too slow, there are a number of reasons for a PC to run slow.

In this article, we will be discovering all the main reasons and exploring some of the best ways to speed up your laptop or PC. These include proper disk defragmentation, clearing unwanted programs, changing control panel settings, disabling superfluous special effects and even hardware upgrades if necessary.

1. Disable Unnecessary Startup apps.

If you regularly download torrents or use Bittorrent or Steam, you might have been annoyed every single time you open your PC. Totally understandable, because PC’s today can become slowed down by the sheer number of running processes.

This is mainly because program developers instruct their windows programs to run immediately after you boot up your computer. The boot up time is when the computer gets really slow and when these apps run right in the beginning, sometimes, it can cause your PC to lag or just hang for a couple of minutes which is very very annoying.

The best example is the Steam app that runs immediately when you start your computer, often times if your PC is not connected to the internet, it keeps on trying to update itself and consequently slowing down your PC. Another one is the famous Bittorrent program that does the same thing and slows down your computer. Even Antivirus programs are sometimes really annoying when they run in the beginning.

The best solution is to just disable the apps that you don’t need to run on Startup.

To check your startup programs or apps:

How to Speed Up Your Computer Windows 10? Disable Unnecessary Startup apps.
  1. Open the Task Manager by pressing CTRL + ALT + DELETE simultaneously.
  2. Click on the Startup Tab.
  3. Right-click and choose “Disable” to disable the apps that you don’t require to run on startup
  4. Keep in mind the “Startup Impact Value” as you can see, some apps can have a high startup impact.

2. Disable shadows, animations and visual effects

Windows 10 has some of the best looking visuals ever since it’s release and the animations, visual effects and special effects look great. However, unless if your CPU has more RAM and a higher number of processor cores, these special effects are going to take up a lot of RAM and reduce your CPU’s performance.

For example, If your PC has 4 GB of RAM, Windows 10 takes up at least 1 GB of it, therefore you are only left with 3 GB of RAM. At the same time, even some of the GPU video memory is also used up. Adding up the background running apps, programs and unnecessary startup programs, another 500 MB of RAM is easily used up. This means that you are only left with around 2.5 GB of usable RAM. Now if you are running programs like Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe Photoshop, they need at least 1.5 GB of RAM to run. Which means that now you just have 1 GB of RAM to use for multi-tasking which is really low.

It is said that “In most cases, disabling visual effects reduce 20% (or more) load on GPU”.

That’s why when we talk about Multi-Tasking, it’s about RAM (Random Access Memory) and the Number of Processor Cores. The more RAM you have, the better will be your programs performance. The more cores you have, you will be able to run multiple programs at the same time.

Playing games becomes even worse, therefore the best way to get some extra usable memory into your system is to disable startup apps which we already talked about and also disabling shadows, animations and visual effects.

Fortunately, it’s really easy to disable special effects in Windows 10.

How to Speed Up Your Computer Windows 10? Disable shadows, animations and visual effects
  • Go to the Windows search bar and type sysdm.cpl and press Enter. 
  • This will open the System Properties dialog box.
  • Click the Advanced tab.
  • Select Settings in the Performance section.
  • This will open the Performance Options.
  • Here you will see a number of different visual effects that are running within the system.
  • Next, Uncheck the ones that you don’t need at all.
  • Hit ‘OK’ or ‘Apply’.
  • Or you can just select ‘Adjust for Best Performance’.

This way you will save a lot of memory and increase the speed and performance of your PC running Windows 10. This will also load up your programs, games and apps much faster.

3. Use CCleaner to clean unused files, temporary files, caches and cookies.

How to Speed Up Your Computer Windows 10? Use CCleaner

If you’ve been using your PC for more than a year, chances are that there are thousands of cache files, cookies, temporary files and unused files accumulated over the course of your use. These files do nothing on your laptop but instead take up huge space and slow down your PC, especially cache files and cookies.

The Best way to solve this issue is to clean them up using softwares like CCleaner

What it does is that it crawls your PC’s hard drive and scans for files that are potentially slowing down your PC. It also searches for files that haven’t been used for a long time and deletes them if you give permission to it. It looks out for any problems with the registry and the tools tab allows your to look at all the programs that have been installed in your computer. Additionally, you can check how much space each programs are taking up on your PC and delete the unnecessary ones.

  • First Download CCleaner from here.
  • Once you install CCleaner, start the application.
  • This will open on the Cleaner Tab, Click on the Run Cleaner option.
  • Next, click on the Registry Tab, and clean out unnecessary entries that are slowing down your PC.
  • Go to the Tools tab, uninstall applications that you don’t need.
How to Speed Up Your Computer Windows 10? Use CCleaner

Sometimes, PC manufacturers pre-install apps that are not necessary at all. You will want to remove them as it slows down your PC.

4. How to Speed Up Your Computer : ReadyBoost

Another little trick to increase your PC’s performance is using ReadyBoost. Essentially, ReadyBoost is a feature of Windows Vista and it’s a pretty handy feature that uses your flash drive as a bit of extra memory.

Maybe, you don’t want to want to upgrade your RAM or turn your traditional hard-Drive into SSD (Solid State Drive). What you can do is use this feature of Windows Vista which is ReadyBoost which will aside a part of the flash drive memory for processing and storing things like caching, assisting often-used apps to open quicker, and increasing random read access speeds of the hard disk.

How to Speed Up Your Computer Windows 10? How to Speed Up Your Computer : ReadyBoost

How to use ReadyBoost?:

  • Get a USB drive and insert it into your PC.
  • A pop up will come saying “what you would like to do with the USB drive.” 
  • Select “Speed up my system using Windows ReadyBoost”.
  • Next a window will pop up where you can allocate how much memory you wish to use on the flash drive.
  • Best option is to use as much as you possible can.
  • Next just confirm the settings.

Note: Windows will prevent your system from using ReadyBoost if you PC is not running slow.

5. Perform Diskdefragmentation

As you keep using your Computer or Laptop, your Hard-Disk withers out and it’s natural. Just like batteries which lose their capacity over time, Hard disks drives suffer a lot from defragmentation.

What this means is that your files in your Hard Disk gets scattered across the drive and this will in turn slow your machine down because your PC is constantly trying to access all portions of the file. It’s similar to how torrents get downloaded from applications such as Bittorrent. The files are scattered across and tiny bits of files gets downloaded until the process is completed.

How to Speed Up Your Computer Windows 10? Perform Diskdefragmentation

What Disk Defragmentation does is that it brings back all the files together in one place so that it’s easier and faster for your PC to get and read the files.

To run Disk Defragmentation on your hard drive:

  • Go to the control panel.
  • Go to the Administrative Tools and select ‘System and Security’.
  • Next, click on the drive that you want to run Disk Defragmentation on.

This will significantly speed up your PC and load and read times of your files and also increase the read/write speeds of your computer.

Note: Disk Defragmentation doesn’t apply on SSD’s or Solid State Drives as these drives don’t suffer from file scatterings.

6. Change Power Settings to High Performance

Many times, most users aren’t even aware of this settings at all. Essentially, Windows 10 comes with it’s own Power savings settings and unfortunately when it tries to save power, it does cut a lot of performance in your PC. This is especially seen in laptops where some laptops just run really slow after we switch it to power saving mode or even balanced mode.

How to Speed Up Your Computer Windows 10? Change Power Settings to High Performance

The Best thing to do is to Switch the Power settings to High Performance.

On order to access the power settings:

  • Go to the control panel and search for System and Security
  • Next Select ‘Power Options’.
  • Click on the dropdown arrow on the right side to “Show additional plans” 
  • Once you are here, choose the ‘High Performance Option’.

7. Turn Off Search Indexing

In general, search indexing for low-powered PCs will eat up a lot of system resources. This will not appeal to you, as some searches are going to be slower, if you search a lot.

How to Speed Up Your Computer Windows 10? Turn Off Search Indexing

To Disable Search Indexing:

  • Open the window for Indexing Options (You can also just type index in the Start button)
  • Select the Modify option.
  • Next Uncheck locations or or file types that you don’t want to get indexed.
  • Hit ‘OK’.

8. Check for Spyware and Viruses

More than the Mac, Windows Laptops and PC’s are prone to Viruses and Spyware’s and it’s not unusual to not catch a virus at some point during your PC’s usage or while you are browsing through the web.

Although, Mac PC’s and laptops have awful performance and you can’t even game properly in a Macbook Pro, Windows PC’s have the best performance but with a very vulnerable operating system. That’s makes the PC’s really slow, it gets prone to files duplication and alteration and sometimes, or most of the time, your system ultimately crashes if the virus keeps spreading and damaging the important files in your PC.

And while, you have done everything on the list to speed up your PC, and if it is still running slow, there could be a potentially harmful virus that has been causing you all of these problems.

The first thing that you can do is to enable the Windows Defender Software.

Windows Defender may have a bad reputation of being a stock Anti-Virus software that never gets the job done. But most people are actually wrong, Windows Defender is actually a very good software and even though, it may not be able to remove potentially fatal Trojan Viruses, it does it’s job of at least detecting them and blocking files that are potentially dangerous.

How to Speed Up Your Computer Windows 10? Check for Spyware and Viruses

Enabling Windows defender on Windows 10:

  1. In Start, open Control Panel.
  2. Open Administrative Tools > Edit group policy. This will open the Local Group Policy Editor in a new window.
  3. Open Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender Antivirus. The setting Turn off Windows Defender Antivirus is underneath the folders of other settings.
  4. Open Turn off Windows Defender Antivirus and set it to Enabled

Most of the time or in general, Windows Defender will be Enabled on your Windows PC. But sometimes, it can be disabled because of some applications that can only run when the Windows Defender is disabled.

The next thing to do is to actually install a reputed Anti-Virus software like the Kaspersky Anti-Virus Protection or Norton Anti-Virus and do a system scan to clean the viruses and files. This step is really important because if a virus has entered your PC, your files have definitely been damaged. This means that just removing the files and viruses from the PC is not going to speed up the performance of your computer.

The reason is because of the Damaged files that needs to get recovered.

A system restore or and installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 in your PC is a the best option to recover the files. What you can also do is do a System Recovery and install a fresh copy of Windows 10 into your PC.

Note: Make sure to backup your important files before you do a System Recovery.

9. Adding more RAM

If you laptop or PC has just 4 GB or less RAM then chances are that your computer will run really slow. In today’s time, the limits have been raised and today applications are games require a minimum of 4 GB to 8 GB of RAM.

How to Speed Up Your Computer Windows 10? Adding more RAM

Although, 8 GB of RAM is more than enough to run most of the high-end games and software applications like video editing softwares. Increasing your RAM or Random Access Memory will allow you to do multitasking. This means that you will have no problem opening multiple applications at the same time because you have enough RAM to assist each of those programs. This will directly result in higher PC performance and it really speeds up your computer.

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10. Get a SSD Storage Drive or Solid State Drive

Installing a SSD storage instead of using a traditional Hard-Disk Drives is one of the best ways to speed up your computer. Not only is SSD’s much better but they don’t wither out or suffers issues of fragmentations. They are significantly 5X times faster than normal HDD’s.

How to Speed Up Your Computer Windows 10? Get a SSD Storage Drive or Solid State Drive

Normally SSD’s can get speeds upto 550 MB/s compared to HDD’s which only get about 50 MB/s to 80MB/s.

The biggest advantage of SSD’s are read/write speeds which means any files, programs, or games installed in an SSD storage will boot up faster and run 30% faster than compared to HDD’s.

This means that installing your original copy of Windows 10 in an SSD storage will significantly increase the speed and performance of your computer. And that’s mainly because of the high read/write speeds of the SSD drives.

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