Many users have reported slow cleanup operations on their PCs and today we’re going to show you how to fix this problem for good.
- Slow computer cleanup is a Windows 10 problem, so we’ll give you detailed instructions on how to deal with it.
- The best way to improve your computer’s speed is by optimizing your Windows registry.
- Some users claimed that the system cleanup tool is one of their causes for slow computer.
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Run a Full System Scan
- Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app and select Update & Security.
- Click on the Windows Security button, and select the Virus & threat protection option.
- Click the Scan options button, and click the Full scan option.
Delete the Temporary Files
- To delete the temporary files from your computer, open Run by pressing Windows key + R.
- Type %temp%, and click OK.
- Select the temporary files from here and delete them.
Remove the Unnecessary Startup Programs
- Many users make the mistake of starting up too many programs at once.
- Such programs don’t necessarily add anything useful to your computer, and many of them run in the background, using processor and RAM resources.
- So, check if your computer starts up too many programs.
- If it does, disable all of them, or uninstall the ones that aren’t necessary.
- Run the Disk Cleanup utility
The Disk Cleanup utility can remove temporary and unnecessary files from your disk drive.
- Disk Cleanup will also free up disk space by removing old Windows updates, and by deleting any unwanted DLL and font files.
- The Disk Cleanup utility can be accessed from the Windows Start menu.
- Select the Disk Cleanup option, and click on the OK button.
Check Disk for Errors
- Open My Computer, right-click on the hard drive, and select Properties.
- Go to the Tools tab, and select the Error checking option.
- Finally, check the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors option.
- Disable or Remove Unnecessary Startup Programs
Launch Task Manager, and go to the Startup tab.
- Right-click on the programs there, and select Disable or Remove.
Remove Outdated or Corrupted Files
- Check for Windows updates.
- Check for any pending updates.
- Run an antivirus scan.
- Make sure that your computer isn’t running low on disk space.
- Delete any files that are no longer used.
- Run Disk Cleanup to delete temporary files.
Perform an SFC Scan
- Press the Windows key + S hotkey, type in cmd in the search box, and select Run as administrator under Command prompt.
- Input sfc /scannow in the prompt, and press the OK button.
- Thereafter, the SFC scan will run.
- Restart Windows after SFC finishes its scan.
Remove Spyware Programs
- Sometimes, spyware and other malware can cause slow PC performance. You can remove such programs with CCleaner.
- Run CCleaner as administrator.
- Go to the Tools tab and select Registry.
- Click on the Scan for issues button.
- CCleaner will scan the registry and remove any malware.
Perform a System Restore
- Press Windows Key + S and enter system restore. Now choose the first result.
- Click Create a restore point.
- System Properties window will now appear. Click System Restore.
- When the System Restore window opens, click the Next button.
- Select the restore point that you need and click Next.
- Follow the rest of the steps to complete the process.