Windows 8 Slow, Why is it Slow and How to Speed Up Windows 8 PC

People have come up with Windows 8 performance issues. It takes longer time to load programs. The boot process is slower. It doesn’t respond well to user clicks.

Are you experiencing the same problem? Don’t worry; we’re here to help you. Luckily, there are tips and tweaks to speed up Windows 8 and make it run smoother. Having a regular maintenance routine and PC clean-up will fix Windows 8 slow and peak its performance.

1. Use ReadyBoost

2. Customize your Sound Theme

3. Customize Visual Effects

4. Optimize System Settings

5. Optimize your Drives

6. Clean Cache & Temp Locations

Use ReadyBoost

ReadyBoost uses a USB Flash Drive to speed up Windows 8. If you have a flash drive, you can reserve its memory for system cache. Do the steps given below:

1. Connect your USB Flash Drive.

2. Double click the My Computer icon on your desktop.

3. Right click the USB Flash Drive icon and select Properties.

4. Drive Properties dialog shall open.

5. Click the ReadyBoost tab.

6. Select Use this device option.

7. Specify the amount you would like to reserve for system cache.

8. Click Apply | OK.

Note: Some old USB Flash Drives may not support this technology. In such a case above options will be disabled with gray color.


Customize your Sound Theme

A Sound Theme is a set of sounds applied to events in Windows and programs. The default sound theme with unnecessary sounds can cause Windows 8 slow problem. Customize it in such a way only fewer sound events are enabled.

1. Press Windows Key + R.

2. Run dialog shall open.

3. Type mmsys.cpl in the Open box.

4. Click OK or press ENTER.

5. A new dialog shall open.

6. Click the Sounds tab.

7. Disable unwanted sounds. Don’t use No Sound scheme.

8. Click Apply | OK.


Customize Visual Effects

Visual Effects are the settings relating to the appearance and performance of a computer. It is important to let Windows customize Visual Effects for best performance. The default choice is balanced.

Fix Windows 8 slow issue as below:

1. Right click My Computer desktop icon, select Properties.

2. System dialog shall open.

3. Click Advanced System Settings link.

4. A new dialog shall open.

5. Click Advanced tab.

6. Click Settings under Performance.

7. Click Visual Effects tab.

8. Select the Adjust for best performance option.

9. Click Apply | OK | OK.


Optimize System Settings

The registry response of a computer plays significant role in its performance. Faster registry read/ write procedures speed up Windows 8 and cause a significant performance improvements.

1. Download RegInOut Registry Defrag.

2. Double click the downloaded file and install the program.

3. Open the desktop icon and run it.

4. Click Defragmenter tab.

5. Click Analyze button to start analyzing the level of registry fragmentation. It may take a minute or two.

6. Click Defragment button to restructure and defrag your registry. Windows 8 slow problem will be fixed.


Optimize your Drives

Drive optimization is a process of defragmenting hard disk by rearranging all files. It takes about an hour depending on the level of fragmentation. It will prevent reoccurrence of Windows 8 slow problem.

1. Click the Start button.

2. The Start Screen shall appear.

3. Click to focus on the Search box on the right side of the screen.

4. Type Optimize Drives in the Search box.

5. Click the Apps icon.

6. Click Optimize Drives under Search Results.

7. Defrag all the disk drives. Wait till it is performed.


Clean Cache & Temp Locations

Cache and temporary locations contain a number of unused files. These files take a large space of the hard disk. To speed up Windows 8 it is important to clean cache and temporary locations. A System Cleaner program is very useful.

1. Click Start button.

2. The Start Screen shall appear.

3. Click to focus on the Search box.

4. Type Disk CleanUp in the Search box.

5. Click the Apps icon.

6. Click Disk CleanUp under the Search Results.

7. Select a drive, check-up the folders you would like to clean-up and click OK.

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