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Simple Methods To Help Speed Up Your Laptop

 Whether you're tirelessly working from home or attempting to stream your favorite movie as you veg on the sofa, the speed of your laptop can have a huge impact on the success of your day. Technology is an essential part of modern life, so having to cope with slow speeds and serious lagging can cause serious stress and strain. Thankfully, it's more than possible to speed up your laptop, as there are several different innovative ideas that you can make the most of to boost your devices capabilities in no time at all. So, if you're interested in finding out more, then simply read on! 


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Upgrade Your Internet Connection


First and foremost, one of the easiest ways to increase the speed of your laptop is by upgrading your internet connection. It's more than likely that you have some kind of WiFi device inside your home that provides you with the internet that you use on your laptop, and this connection can either help to support super fast downloading and uploading or alternatively add hours onto every task that you try to complete online. Taking the time to assess the quality of your internet connection through a speed tester is a good place to start, as this way you can compare against your internet provider's minimum state capacity to see whether it's functioning as it should be. If it's hitting lower levels than expected, then it's your internet provider's responsibility to take the most appropriate steps to improve their speed or offer an amended price tag. If you aren't happy with your internet speed, then there are several different packages that you can choose between - the price will depend on the download and upload capacity and the reliability of the connection, so opting for the more expensive package is sure to help you use your laptop without interruption. You'll get results in milliseconds if your internet connection is strong enough, and this can cut down the time of every task you complete online! If you want to go one step further to ensure that you will never experience the stress of a lost connection when you're knee deep into a work project, then investing in an ethernet cable is the ideal option. An ethernet cable allows you to connect your laptop directly to your WiFi device! 


Perform Regular Updates


Another important step that you must follow if you want to experience a super fast laptop speed is to always perform regular updates. Updates are an essential feature of almost every electronic device, as the developers who create the operating systems that power your laptop, phone or computer are constantly working on extra security, improvements and bug fixes that will help you said devices to operate much faster and more efficiently. Failing to update your laptop could mean that your operating system is no longer supported by the developers, which in turn could block you out from utilizing certain features on your device. A lack of updating also leaves you open to a number of security threats, and falling victim to a virus could slow your laptop down to unusable speeds. Be sure to check your system updates application on a weekly basis, so that you can install any new updates that developers release for your chosen laptop. Even if it's a small correction that just contains bug fixes, you can expect your device to run that little bit smoother as a result of the patch. Don't worry if you feel like you won't remember to keep checking for updates, as there's always the option to choose 'update automatically'. Opting to update automatically will cut out the need for you to get involved, so you can benefit from the latest and greatest systems without having to click a single button. 


Clear Out Unwanted Files & Data 


Filling up your laptop with an untold number of unused and unwanted files and data is one of the worst mistakes that you could make when attempting to promote the fastest possible speeds. The less free memory space that you have, the slower your laptop is likely to be, so you must be proactive in your efforts to delete unnecessary files and data as often as you can. Of course it can seem like a long and monotonous process to go through all of your folders to check what each one contains, but fortunately there are many ways around the issue that can help you to clear space in record time. Start off by reading this article to find out how you can clear your cache, as this is the simplest way to free up space in the press of a button. Your cache stores all of your data regarding your search history, past activity on apps, and lots of other somewhat pointless tracking information that you don't need to keep. Getting rid of all this data will no doubt boost the speed of your laptop, but it takes more than this to maintain uninterrupted service. Storing photos and videos on your laptop is something that you should aim to avoid, as these kinds of files can often be enormous. Fortunately, uploading said files to a cloud based storage application will free up masses of space on your device, while still allowing you to access and download your treasured photos and videos at any time. If you follow these steps to clear your data stores and still find that your laptop is lagging a little, perhaps it's time to upgrade to a large memory source. Upgrading to more RAM is an option that you should consider researching, as this will increase your laptop's capacity and subsequent speed.


Learning how to make your laptop work faster has never been such a simple task when you can take the time to make the most of some of the brilliant tips and recommendations that have been carefully detailed above. There's no time like the present to help your device reach its full potential, so what are you waiting for!?  


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