How To Fix Laptop Slow Performance Issues


The slow and freezing laptop performance bothers everyone. But this doesn’t mean you switch it with a new one without trying to optimize it. Here we explain how to perform automatic PC cleaning and the common ways to speed up a slow laptop.

As you use the PC over time, unwanted data and junk files accumulate. Eventually, this slows down PC performance, and the laptop takes more than usual to respond. This can be fixed by cleaning cluttered data, uninstalling potential unwanted software, and cleaning malware infections.

If you are looking for an easy way to boost the speed of a slow laptop running Windows 10, give Advanced System Optimizer a try.

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 Reasons why the laptop is slow

  • Fragmented hard disk
  • Unnecessary applications running at the startup and in the background
  • Outdated device drivers
  • Hard disk errors
  • Malware infection
  • Low storage space

Why Advanced System Optimizer is the Easiest Way to Clean and Tune-up laptop performance?

Advanced System Optimizer is our favorite tool for automatically fixing and maintaining PC speed. It’s a practical and trusted way to improve performance significantly. Benefits of using Advanced System Optimizer:

  • It helps optimize RAM in real-time
  • Thoroughly scans PC for junk files and accurately removes them
  • Identifies unwanted programs running at startup time
  • Updates outdated drivers.
  • Scans and clean malware, spyware, and adware infections
  • Identifies and clears duplicate data to free up space
  • Optimizes game performance
  • Defrag hard disk
  • Remove invalid Windows registry entries and optimize Windows registry
  • Recover deleted documents

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Different Techniques To Make Your Laptop Run Faster

Method 1 – Close Programs Running In the System Tray

After startup, if your laptop takes time to respond, it’s probably due to programs running at the boot time. To fix it manually, right-click the taskbar and close the programs you don’t want to run.

laptop run faster

However, if this seems like a lot of work. Try the Startup Manager module of Advanced System Optimizer. The module will list down programs running at boot time, allowing you to disable them. To use it, follow these steps:

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  • Click Manage Startup.

startup manager

  • Review the list of programs running at startup. Select the ones you want to disable and click the Disable button.

startup manager run

  • Close the window.
  • Restart the PC; you can see the difference in speed.

Method 2 – Update Outdated Device Drivers

 Probably you must have heard keeping the operating systems, installed software, and device drivers updated helps keep the PC secure. This is true, and the same help in boosting performance.

To update Windows, which will simultaneously update device drivers, follow these steps:

  • Press Windows + I to open Windows settings.
  • Click Update & Security.
  • Windows Update > Check for updates. Wait for Windows to look for updates.
  • Click Download and install to get the latest updates.

windows update

  • After that, click Additional updates and install the driver updates.
  • Restart the PC to apply changes.

If this is not how you want things to work, you can use Advanced System Optimizer to update the driver.

  • Launch Advanced System Optimizer.
  • Click Regular Maintenance > Driver Updater > double-click on it.

driver updater

  • Click Start Scan Now.

driver san for update

outdated driver found

  • Restart the PC to save changes.

Method 3 – Uninstall Unwanted Programs

Just like we keep filling our closet, we keep installing programs. This clutters the laptop and negatively impacts performance. To deal with this problem, uninstall unwanted programs.

  • Right-click the Windows start icon.
  • Select Apps and Features.

apps and features

  • Scroll through the list of programs. Select the software you don’t want to keep or don’t use anymore. Click Uninstall.

uninstall apps

  • Confirm the action, and that’s it.

Again, to fix the computer’s slowness and freezing, you can use Advanced System Optimizer if you don’t want to uninstall applications manually.

  • Launch Advanced System Optimizer.
  • Click Regular Maintenance > double-click Uninstall Manager.
  • Let Uninstall Manager collect data and click Software List.

uninstall manager

  • Select the potentially unwanted programs you want to eliminate and click the Uninstall button.

uninstall programs

  • This will help enhance performance and free up space on the PC.

Method 4 – Modify Power Options

To reduce energy consumption, Windows provides several preset power plans. The default is set to Balanced. However, the other two plans Power Saver and High Performance, make laptops slow. The former focuses on keeping the electricity bills down, while the latter uses more energy and sometimes causes the laptop to slow down.

To modify the plans, follow these steps:

  • Press Windows + R to open the Run window.
  • Type Control > click Ok.
  • Select Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Create a power plan.
  • Choose the plan you would like to use, or if you want to, you can create a plan as per your choice.

power plan option

  • Change advanced power settings and save them.
  • Now try to use the PC. It should work better.

Method 5 – Defrag disk

 Although Windows offers a built-in tool to clean PC and optimize disks, to defrag disk quickly, we suggest Disk Optimizer. The feature shows fragments on the disk and helps optimize it in no time. This helps speed up the laptop.

  • Launch Advanced System Optimizer.
  • Click Disk Cleaner & Optimizers > Disk Optimizer.

diskcleaner and optimizer

  • Select the disk you want to scan. Do not perform defragmentation on the system drive, generally C:.

disk optimizer

  • Click Start Scan Now to start the process > review scan results

disk optimize process

  • Click the Defrag button to start the defragmentation process of the disk.

disk optimizer done

If running an individual module is also not of your liking, no worries. Advanced System Optimizer has a one-click PC cleanup and tuneup module – Smart PC Care. You can use it to perform deep cleaning.

  • Launch Advanced System Optimizer.
  • On the Welcome screen, you will see three scanning modes – Quick, Deep, and Custom.Quick Scan – as the name suggests, this scan type is quick, looking for unwanted files, cleans hidden privacy exposing traces, fixes registry issues, & optimizes the registry.

Deep Scan – this scan type is thorough and time-consuming. We recommend using it when the system is in an ideal state.

Custom Scan – gives complete control to the user. This means the user can decide which area to be scanned for errors and which to the left.

  • We suggest selecting Deep Scan as this will run a scan on seven crucial areas.
  • Let the scanning finish and click Optimize to fix the errors.
  • Restart the PC to enjoy working on a fast and optimized laptop.

In addition, you can use Duplicate File Remove to get rid of duplicate files, System Protector to clean malware infections, System Cleaner to clean junk files, Game Optimizer to boost gaming performance, and other modules. Once you use the tool, you will no longer have to clean the PC manually.

Speed Up Slow Laptop Performance

Once the PC is cleaned using the tips and Advanced System Optimizer, undoubtedly, you will see a boost in performance. Also, you will drop the idea of paying for a new laptop because your older one will now work fine. To avoid such issues, optimizing your PC once a month is a good idea.

You can use the scheduler and set a PC cleanup schedule to run monthly. This will help keep the PC clean and optimized. Keep the above tips handy so that you face no problem. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the section below.

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Preeti Seth
Preeti Seth

A UX writer who loves explaining technical details in a clear, crisp, and concise manner. She loves writing about technical troubleshooting, How-To's, product reviews, etc. In her free time, she loves reading, meditating, and traveling.

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