Thursday, September 11, 2014

How to Speed Up Windows 8.1?

Today we’re going to share a detailed solution which will help you in improving your PC’s performance and giving boost to Windows 8.1
Check Performance Settings
There are many eye candy effects, such as shadow effects, animations displayed to improve the user interface. This kind of animations and effects make your Windows run slower. Review your performance-related settings from System Properties dialog.

1. Right click the Computer desktop icon.
2. Select Properties.
3. System dialog will be displayed.
4. Click “Advanced system settings” link.
5. System Properties dialog will be displayed.
6. Click the Advanced tab.
7. Click Settings button under Performance frame.
8. In the Visual Effects tab, select “Adjust for best performance” option.
9. All checkboxes will be unchecked automatically.
10. Click OK | OK  to speed up Windows 8.1// 8.

Clean Boot your System
Clean Boot refers to disabling all startups and services except Microsoft items and highly recommended basic drivers.

1. Press Windows Key + X.
2. Click Task Manager.
3. Click “More details” link.
4. Click the Startup tab.
5. Right click a startup entry, select Disable. Do the same for all those startups that you would like to block, especially all Non-Microsoft programs.
6. Exit Task Manager.
7. Press Windows Key + R.
8. Type “MSCONFIG”, and press ENTER.
9. Click the Services tab.
10. Check-up the box labelled “Hide all Microsoft services”.
11. Uncheck all items.
12. Click Apply, and then OK. Restart the machine.

Uninstall Windows Features
When Microsoft Windows is installed, bulk of components comes with it. This list may contain some which you actually won’t need. For example: if you’re using a PC, you won’t have to keep Tablet PC related components installed, as doing so unnecessarily occupies your disk space, and so on. Here’s how to speed up Windows 8.1

1. Press Windows Key + X.
2. Click Programs and Features.
3. Click “Turn Windows features on or off” link on the left panel.
4. Windows Features dialog will appear.
5. Uncheck the features you would like to uninstall, click OK.

Note: Removing a shared component which is used by one or more programs may cause respective programs to stop functioning. Reinstallation of that component requires Windows installation disc.

Clean Duplicates and Temporary Files
Delete all sorts of unnecessary files, viz. temporary files and duplicate files. This is a very essential task. Hopefully you’ll recover 10s of GBs of disk space which was previously occupied by clone and junk contents.

Cleaning temporary files:
1. Double click Computer desktop icon.
2. Right click a disk partition.
3. Select Properties.
4. Click Disk CleanUp button.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Cleaning junk contents:
1. Download Clone Files Checker.
2. Install the program.
3. Scan duplicate files, and remove them.

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