Dealing with a slow Windows laptop? FIX it with these 5 simple tricks

Facing issues with the speed of your Windows laptop? Check these simple tricks to boost the laptop's performance.

| Updated on: Sep 05 2022, 18:45 IST
How to use Gmail without internet! Follow these steps to send email offline
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3/5 On your computer, make sure you have downloaded Chrome. You can only use Gmail offline in a Chrome browser window, not using Incognito mode. Then go to Gmail offline settings or click on the link- (Unsplash)
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4/5 Check "Enable offline mail." Choose your settings, such as how many days of messages you want to sync and finally click Save changes. (Unsplash)
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Slow laptop can be fixed without the need to spend money to buy a new one. Just do this. (Unsplash )

Are you dealing with a laptop that doesn't work as fast as it used to in its initial days? This usually happens to most Windows laptops over a period of time. No matter what the reason behind it is, a slow laptop can hamper productivity, which can be really frustrating. This can cause you a number of problems, such as being late to join important meetings and classes or not being able to finish your assignment on time. Thankfully, there are lots of ways you can get it working like new without the need to spend a hefty amount to buy a new laptop. Here are some quick fixes that can bring out your laptop from its slow speed and make it perform faster than before.

Tips to improve Windows laptop speed

Make sure your Windows laptop is up to date with the latest updates

Microsoft suggests that one of the best ways to get the most out of your laptop is to make sure your laptop is running on the latest version. Keep an eye on updates, which can also help improve your PC's performance while fixing bugs, improving stability, and much more.

Uninstall unused programmes and apps

Do you feel that there are a few programs on your laptop that you downloaded months ago, but never used? Uninstall them right now! This is the most simple and effective method to free up the resources which are of no use.

Restart your laptop and keep the important apps open only

Restarting your laptop can clear the temporary cache memory and allows your device to start working fresh. Also, having a lot of browser tabs open at once can also slow it down quite a bit. In such a case, the simple trick is to restart your laptop and then open just the apps, programs and browser windows you need.

Disable unnecessary startup apps

Do you find your laptop automatically opens several apps when you start it? These are actually Startup apps that will silently build up over time and can affect your laptop's performance. Microsoft suggests you can disable these programs so they don't run when your PC starts. Simply select the Start button, then select Settings > Apps > Startup. Here, find the program you want to stop from starting automatically and set it to Off.

Your laptop may be loaded with viruses and malware

A virus, malware, or malicious software can impact performance. Some other symptoms include unexpected pop-up messages while working or programs that unexpectedly start automatically. Simple solution? Use antivirus or anti-malware software.

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First Published Date: 05 Sep, 18:45 IST
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