How do you know which program is slowing down your computer? - 100% effective solution

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These types of problems are inevitable because junk files, bloated software, and registry errors slow down PCs.

By knowing the PC performance using the WinSAT command, it can be concluded that it is urgently necessary to clean, optimize and speed up Windows 10 PC.

Computer beginners are starting to wonder if they already need a new computer or maybe there is still hope and can call a technician who will update anything that needs to be updated.



Fortunately, there are ways more simple to speed up computer performance and it doesn't take a computer wizard to know how to fix a slow computer.

You just have to know which tools to use. Therefore, here we will give you some tips to get your PC running like new.

 

Sort startup items and operating system

A good starting point for figuring out which program your computer is slowing down with the applications currently running on your machine and those that are trying to load at the same time as your version of the Windows or MacOS operating system.

For this we need the Task Manager in Windows or Activity Monitor in MacOS.

The Task Manager, which has become much easier to use and useful over the years, can be found by doing right-clicking on an empty part of the taskbar and choosing Task Manager.

On macOS, launch Spotlight (Ctrl + Space), then type “Activity Monitor” and select it when it appears.

In both utilities, you can see exactly where the CPU time, disk cycles and RAM are going, Then fai beware of bad actors who take up more system resources than they are entitled to.



Hard drive space, hard drive failure

If you are low on hard drive space, your operating system will not be satisfied and you may notice a general slowdown when you change files to try to fix the problem.

Another way to find out which program is slowing down your computer is to check for the problem from System Storage in the Windows Settings application or by choosing About This Mac from the Apple menu on MacOS.

There are no magic tricks to get more local disk space - it's just delete files and applications you no longer need.

The best candidates for removal could be anything you've backed up elsewhere (like iTunes movies or photos), as well as programs you haven't used in months (or years).

Windows and MacOS are ready to help you if needed. Search in Windows " Cleaning disk ”To identify files that can be safely deleted.


And click the Manage button in the About This Mac dialog on macOS to clean up the clutter and maybe move some of your files to iCloud.

 

If all the others fail ...

There are always a third-party application or two to help you clean - applications like CCleaner (Windows and macOS), System Mechanic (Windows), or CleanMyMac (macOS), can help you solve this kind of problem.


These tools automate many of the processes we have already talked about and offer you an easy to use interface also to manage everything.

All of this should give you some clues to identify the sources of slowness on your computer. If even that doesn't help and your computer isn't terribly old, there's nothing like a clean reinstall, on both Windows and MacOS.

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