6 Simple Tricks To Speed Up Windows 7 PC [Optimize Your Computer]

Speed up slow windows PC by following the size ultimate tricks and tweaks. Having a slow system is damn imitating for everyone, especially when you are up to create a presentation but the system freezes. So in such situation, you need to restart your computer and follow these simple methods. I can’t promise to give rocket speed for your computer but yes performance will improve to a greater extent.

1. Delete Junk Files And Temporary Files

While working on your PC , the system makes many temporary files in the background that get saved temporarily on your hard drive. These are of no use, just meant to slow down your PC. Small temporary files keep on accumulating and ultimately makes a large cut ink of unwanted junk data which must be wiped out of your system.

So here is how you can do it-

Step 1: Press ‘ Windows key +R‘ together in your keyboard simultaneously. A  Run Box will pop up in the bottom left corner of your windows.



Step 2: Now type ” prefetch” and hit the button.
Step 3: Select all these temporary files and delete them permanently use (shift key+delete).
Step 4: Now refresh your PC and again bring the run box by pressing (windows key+R).
Step 5: Now type “%temp%” in the run box and hit OK.
Step 6: Erase all files again permanently using (shift +delete)
Step 7: Refresh your PC again.
Step 8: Now bring back the same run box and type in “temp“, and delete all temporary files.

2. Disable Your PC Screensaver

Screensaver is actually sort of animated clips that keeps running in the background always and them slow down your PC. You must disable your screensaver in order to get faster performance, further disabling also reduces battery power consumption to a great degree. Here is how to disable your screensaver-

Step 1: Right click on your computer desktop screen and select ‘Personalize’.
Step 2: Look for screensaver option (usually at the bottom right corner). Then click on it would open up the screensaver setting page.
Step 3: Then choose your screensaver as none.
That’s all.

3. Disable Visual Effects

Usually, visual effects suck your battery power and RAM consumption , they contribute in slowing down your PC too. So here is how you can disable visual effects of your PC.
Step 1: Open ‘My Computer’ or ‘This PC’.
Step 2: On the left sidebar right click on ‘ this  PC’ or ‘ my computer ‘ and then select ‘ Properties ‘ from the drop-down menu.


Step 3: Look for the ‘ Advanced System Settings ‘ and click on it. The system properties window will appear.

Step 4: Now select the third option, ‘ Adjust for best performance‘,  then click on ‘ Apply ‘ and after then ‘ OK
that all, your windows PC will automatically configure the best setting for better performance ‘ .

4. Disable Startup Programs

When your PC boots up, there are many programs that are also being launched in the background and even after complete bootup, these programs keeps running in the background, the slower will your PC work so this is as simple as that.

How To Disable Startup Programs

Step 1: Bring the run box, by (windows key +r).

Step 2: Type  ‘ MSConfig’ and hit ‘ok‘ bottom and then switch to the startup tab.


If you are running window then you can directly disable startup program from here only. And windows 8, 8.1 and 10 user’s can open task manager to disable startup programs.

Step 3: Just click on the programs you wish to disable and once done, close the window.
That’s all.

5. Clean Up Your Hard Drive- Disk Clean Up

Hard Drive is the home to all file for useful over and the unwanted ones too. You must clean up all temporary and malicious file (if any) from hand drive on regulator basis.

How To Clean Up Hard Drives


Step 1: Open ‘ My Computer ‘
Step 2: Right click on local disk (c), or the one where your files and programs are installed.
Step 3: Click on ‘ disk clean up’ option, then files. Once all files with memory sizes appear click on ‘ok’ and delete all files.
So that how you can clean up your hard disk.

6. De-Fragmenting Hard Drive Individually

Well, De-fragmenting your hard drive also helps to speed up Windows PC a lot and you must defragment your local disk c to get the better result.

How To Defragment Your Hard Drive


Step 1. Open my computer, then Right Click On Local Disk(C) and select Properties.

Step 2. Switch to Tools tab and then click on Options, This will take you to Optimize Drive Window.

Step 3. Select the drive and then click on Analyze. Wait till final analyzation.

Step 4. After the analyze completed, click on Optimize. Now wait for the complete defragmentation process.

That’s how you can speed up you slow Windows 7 PC. These tips are universal to all windows PC, although there are some special tweaks to speed up slow windows 10 PC. Try out these listed tips and tricks and let me know the results in the comment section below.