If your computer is cluttered with unused apps, error logs, and bloatware, it’s not going to run optimally. This, in turn, could slow you down at work and bring down your productivity. Fortunately, decluttering your computer is easy — just follow these tips.
If you just bought a new laptop, then it probably has Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system pre-installed. Windows 10 is packed with some interesting features you can fully maximize by following these tips.
1. Set up how your device checks for updates
Your new laptop should check for updates automatically, but you can also do this manually.
Laptop computers aren’t cheap, so you’d want to make sure you get every bit of performance for your buck. Bear in mind that they may not be set up to function at their best straight out of the box, so to do just that, you’ll need to take these steps.
Unused apps, error logs, and user bloat are some things that may be cluttering up your computer, causing it to function at less than peak performance. We’ll show you how to remove clutter from your Windows 10 PC and get it to run smoothly again.
5 Types of PC clutter
There are five types of clutter that may be causing your Windows 10 computer to underperform.
Bloatware is software that nobody asked for but is on your computer, taking up valuable space. These software apps come with your hardware pre-installed, and very often, it isn’t always apparent how to delete them properly.
In mid-2014, Lenovo users noticed that something was awry with their web browsers: banner ads were breaking webpage layouts and pop-ups were making surfing unpleasant.
If you have bought an Android phone on contract from a wireless provider, you’ve likely noticed apps that come preinstalled on your device. These apps are called bloatware, which many users don’t want. The problem is, they’re difficult — if not impossible — to uninstall.
Now that you bought a new laptop, what should you do with it first? All you have to do is go through Windows 10's setup, and you're done, right? Not really. Your computer is not technically ready for action until you do some customization. Let's get the ball rolling with the following tips.
Getting a new laptop, especially one of the latest models, can be very exciting. You can look forward to a better user experience with faster speed, more memory, and better battery life. But it’s all for nought if you don’t take certain preventive steps before using your new machine.
Who doesn’t love getting value-for-money deals? Normally, getting more for less is an amazing deal — unless what you get is “bloatware.” It is software that device manufacturers pre-install in your Windows 10 PC or laptop at the behest of deep-pocketed software companies.
It doesn’t take long for computer desktops and hard drives to become cluttered, and it’s probably why your PC has been so slow lately. Luckily, Windows has great tools for getting rid of these five types of digital clutter that will have your computer performing like new in no time flat.