July 31 - (8 Min Read)
Advertisements, technicians, maybe even your kids tell you all the time that you need to buy new stuff, a new phone, new car, new laptop. What happened to the good old rule of fixing what’s broken rather than replacing it straight away?
If you’re happy with your old PC and don’t want to exchange it for a new model, we get that! It may be its ergonomics, maybe the feel of the keyboard under your fingertips,the personalization you gave it (and don’t want to do that again!). It may even be the dent that your grandson caused while role playing on your laptop. No matter what your reason is – we have good news.
There are ways to make your PC work as good as new! In fact, we are about to share with you the top 5 ways to boost PC performance at no cost, with minimal workload. Plus a bonus! An all-in-one FREE solution – Ellp.
This is not a trial. It’s yours to keep!
Here are our top 5 tips to boost PC performance:
Ellp Tip 1: Start and shutdown your PC properly
This simple rule may surprise you, especially being at the top of the list. And yet a lot of people tend to put their PCs to sleep rather than shutting them down after they’re done with using them. But it’s a mistake. Starting your PC after a proper shut down or restarting your PC helps your computer to re-calibrate after a full day of work. After all, even your PC needs a little shut eye!
It is easy enough to do yourself yet Ellp, being your PC assistant, can help you out. It offers a card called ‘When it’s time, turn off my PC’. This card lets you choose at what time you’d like your PC to shutdown. Once you switch the activation toggle on, it starts doing the work for you.
Ellp Tip 2: Monitor your PC startup time
Since your PC is not new anymore it may be taking a bit longer to start up. What is longer? Any time over 1 minute should be alarming. For some of us, it’s a good time to make ourselves a cup of tea. But, in fact, a long start up is your PC’s way of asking for help. What is happening unknowingly to us, is that multiple programs are opening up upon PC startup at the same time. They may not only hinder your PC startup time, chances are that these programs continue to run in the background well after startup, using up a large chunk of your PC’s memory. This drains your PC resources and further slows it down.
What to do?
Ellp can help you monitor which applications are slowing down your PC at startup. You can do this by simply activating the ‘When an application start slowing down my PC startup, alert me’ card. When activated, Ellp will pinpoint the applications that are slowing down your PC startup time. This way you can access the Task Manager, and just go straight to the applications that are delaying you from getting on with your tasks.
Ellp Tip 3: Clear out unused programs and applications
Programs and applications tend to take up a lot of space. If they’re used on a regular basis then all’s well and good, however, if you no longer make use of them, then you might want to consider getting rid of them.
Follow these steps to uninstall:
- Access the Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Programs and Features
From the list provided, simply right-click on the program or application and select Uninstall. If it doesn’t allow you to uninstall, it means that the program or application is a default program or app.
Pro Tip: Only remove programs and application you recognize, so as to avoid uninstalling any important programs you might need in the future.
PS. Some really important programs cannot be uninstalled as they are inbuilt and part of your PC’s factory settings.
Ellp Tip 4: Delete unwanted files
When was the last time you went through your files and cleared unneeded and unwanted files out? Most probably it’s been a while and it’s now taking its toll on PC performance. Keep in mind that the more files you accumulate, the slower and more cluttered your PC will become. Not only that, but these files also take up valuable space on your hard drive.
Clearing them up manually can be done. You just go through your folders, check and compare files and remove them one by one. It consumes a lot of time. Much more than we should be spending on PC maintenance.
This is where Ellp can come in handy. Ellp can easily keep track of such files and your disk’s storage space by utilizing the following Ellp cards:
- ‘When my downloads folder is filling up, clear out the old stuff’
When activated and time limit for how long old items can stay within the Downloads folder is set, Ellp will notify you whenever your Downloads folder is filling up and with your approval it will clear out the old stuff for you, allowing you to reclaim valuable space.
- ‘When my Recycle Bin is filling up, keep it clean’
This is one of the folders that is usually packed with unwanted files, however, we never get around to clearing it. This card will do the trick, as once activated it will alert you every time your Recycle Bin is close to being overloaded with old stuff, so you can keep it clean.
- ‘When my hard disk is getting full, free up space’
By making use of this card, Ellp will inform you whenever your hard drive is close to getting full, and will then free up space for you. Not to worry, Ellp will only delete any temporary and junk files that are no longer needed by you or your PC, so no important files will be deleted. Once such files have been cleared out, Ellp will then notify you with the amount of space regained.
Ellp Tip 5: Do regular maintenance
One of the best ways to get the most out of your PC is to schedule regular maintenance. That is:
- Proceeding with software updates
- Running security scans
- Checking for viruses, spyware and any other kind of malware.
Performing such regular checks, not only improves the functionality of your PC system but also helps patch up any security glitches. Which basically means that your PC is not only working faster yet is better secured against any cyber attacks.
The 5 tips to boost your PC performance may seem very basic. And you are right – they are. After all, it’s the little things that make a big difference.
What is the main benefit from this article?
There are many ways to revive older PCs. Even though at times it may seem tedious and daunting – it needs to be done. Yet the good news is – you don’t have to do it alone. Ellp is there for you! All it takes is to download it, install and set it up to go. It only takes 5 minutes and you are covered for months and months to come!
This is not a trial. It’s yours to keep!
Once you download, you can find all the instructions here in case you get stuck at any point.
- How to install Ellp: /a-complete-guide-to-installing-ellp/
- How to activate the functionalities that I need: /what-are-ellp-cards/
- What if I have a question: /ellp-faqs/
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