Guidelines For Optimizing Windows PC Performance

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Windows is the most commonly used operating system for PCs. Even though competitor operating systems like Mac made their way into PCs, they are least preferred by most users owing to its lack of compatibility with many Windows based apps.

Performance of Windows operating systems

Windows operating systems are subject to diminishing performance over years of use. However, performing a few steps, the users can avoid getting their PCs slow. Using the PC in certain ways or running apps in certain ways, the users can avoid a lot of undesired problems in their Windows machines. In this article, we would discuss some tips about keeping Windows computers in good performance condition all the time. It also discuss the steps to be taken to speed up a slow running Windows PC. If you are not sure about executing these steps on your own, you may contact the Windows support online for assistance.

Optimizing the running of programs

When a program or application is run on Windows platform, it takes a certain amount of resources from the processor. Each group of apps or programs are allotted a certain limit of resources based on some criteria. For instance, the kernel of the system is allotted the highest rank in terms of processor resources as it is the one which keeps the system stable. Most ordinary apps and programs are allotted limited amount of resources. Nevertheless, it does not mean that you have to adjust to the default processor resource allocation. If necessary, you can reset the processor resource allocation for any program that you think requires more resources and ensure that it performs well in your machine. Here are the steps.


  • Launch Windows Task Manager and select Process.

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  • Select an application that you think should need more processor resource to perform better. Right-click on the application.
  • Specify the grade of priority in the Set Priority section in the resulting shortcut menu.
  • You will find six levels of priority; namely Real-time, High, Above, Normal, Below Normal and Low. Choose the right level of priority for the application.
  • If you think that certain applications are allotted with more resources from the processor than it actually requires, you can limit the priority.

This is just one of the many methods to maximize the performance of Windows operating systems. To learn more about different methods of accelerating the Windows OS performance, visit the Windows Support page online.