How To Clean and Speed Up Your Computer for Free Windows 10

How To Clean and Speed Up Your Computer for Free Windows 10


In today’s digital world, computers are becoming an important part of our daily life. We are not using computers only for work but also entertainment and communication are among them.

However, after using it for some time, our computers slow down because of accumulating unnecessary files and folders, which reduces the performance of the system.

That is why it is necessary to clean our devices regularly, once in two-three months.

There are many paid software’s to clean and speed up your computer, but here we will know the free methods to clean and optimize our Windows 10 computers.

1: Cleaning Hard drive.

This is one of the main problems for the slowdown of the computer is the entire hard drive. By cleaning the hard disk, you can free up some pace and improve the performance. you can clean up your disk by using disk clean-up tools to remove unnecessary files and temporary files from the device.

Here are the step-by-step instructions to clean the hard drive-in windows 10.

  1. Open prompt from the start menu or by Ctrl+R.
  2. enter temp in the search bar, then press enter.
  3. You will get redirected to the temporary file’s location in the system the, select all files by Ctrl+A, and delete all the files 
  4. Give the administrators permission if required. 

2: Optimize your computer

when you turn ON your device some of the programs will start automatically whenever we turn on the system.

 This is also a reason which will slow down the computer’s speed. By optimizing the startup programs, we can improve the overall speed and processing of computers. You can manage and disable the unnecessary programs, and applications running in the background and delete them which are no longer needed.

Here are the step-by-step instructions how to disable the unnecessary startup programs in windows 10.

  1. 1. Open your Task manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
  2. 2. Click on the startup table on the top where you can view all the automatic starting programs.
  3. 3. Choose the program which are not needed from their details.
  4. 4. Select the program by highlighting it. next Click on “Disable” button at the bottom right corner of the task manager window.
  5. 5. Repeat the same steps to disable all unnecessary programs. Then close the window.

3: Updating computers and drivers.

Regular updating of your personal device software and drivers makes your system to run smoothly. You can check the updates on your PC to check that it is up to date with the latest patches and drivers. along with these drivers and software updates, you need to check the PC hardware’s update like graphics card, to ensure its correct working.

Steps you need to follow to update your computer software and drivers.

  1. Click on start menu icon and select “Settings” from the options.
  2. Click on the “Update & Security” option in the Settings window.
  3. Click “Windows Update” on the left- side of the window screen.
  4. Click “Check for updates” on the right-hand side screen.
  5. Windows will check for updates. If they have any updates, it will pop up. Click on “Download and install.” 
  6. It will take some time to Install. After installation process completes, “Restart” your device.
  7. Click “Device Manager” on the left-hand side of the “Update & Security” window to update drivers.
  8. In manager window you will see drivers you want to update Right-click and “Update “driver.
  9. To import any downloaded drivers from your computer, select “Browse my computer ” If not, select “Search to updated driver software.”
  10. Once all drivers are updated. “Restart” your system to complete the process.

Following these steps, you can easily update the computer and drivers in windows 10 to optimize the speed.

4: Remove Malware and Viruses.

Malware and viruses from different sources, like external connections, and accessing unauthorized websites also slow down the speed and performance of the computer. By removing them, we can speed up and improve performance along with protecting data.

You can run windows defender, a built-in antivirus tool, or Windows is essential to scan computers with inbuilt tools or third-party sources to detect viruses and malware.

Here is a step-by-step guide to scanning our computer to detect viruses and malware.

  1. As shown in the above step, go to “Settings” menu on the computer.
  2. 2.Choose Update &Security from the settings window.
  3. Click on Virus & threat protection
  4. under that settings, click on “Scan options.”
  5. Choose the type of scan from the options.
  1. Quick scan: This will scan the computer where the PC might get infected by a virus.
  2. Full scan: This scan type will scan your full computer, including your files, folders, and application. This will take more time based on the data in your PC.
  3. Custom Scan: in the custom scan, you have to select the file and folders which need to be scanned to detect the malware.
  1. After choosing the scan type, click the “Scan now “button.
  2. Windows defender will scan your time. This will take some time based on the type of scan.
  3. After scanning, it will show the results on the screen. If there are any threats, it will show how to deal with them.

use free antivirus software, there are lot of free anti-virus software are available but Avast is one of the best software out there


We looked at many free methods to clean and speed up your windows ten computer. as we discussed the process of cleaning the hard drive by removing the temporary files and unnecessary program icons, which frees up space along with optimizing speed.

by disabling the unwanted and automatically restarting programs from the computer also boost the speed of the System.

The most common threats will be viruses and malware, which should be scanned twice a month with the free inbuilt tools to find the threat’s locations. Other inbuilt sources like resource monitor and system configuration also help the computer to speed up. 

It is essential to perform regular maintenance on your computer to keep it performing smoothly and fast the methods which we covered are free to use.

by following these steps. You can easily clean up your windows 10 without spending any money on third-party applications.


How can I clean my slow computer for free?

remove temp files and use disk cleanup too delete unwanted or unused files and folders

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