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Is your laptop running slow? Tweak these settings for instant speed improvement

Nowadays, the use of laptops has grown and because of excessive use, the cache memory is also affected (at times it gets overwhelmed). And because of the low cache memory, the laptop becomes slow while working and it starts to hang as well. But everything could be fixed when it’s about a machine, an

Written By: Saumya Nigam @snigam04 New Delhi Updated on: June 16, 2024 16:38 IST
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If you are also someone who is annoyed with your slow-performing laptop or computer, then this article is for you. It’s annoying and literal to work smoothly on a slow-working laptop as major work is dependent on the laptops these days. But trouble like slowing down your machine could lead you to a delay in tasks, resulting in being the underperformer and delayed in the tasks. Sometimes this problem could surface because of the lack of software updates or older hardware. But if your laptop- which is relatively new and its speed is decaying, then there can be other reasons attested to it.

So, if you need to pull up the laptop’s performance, then you need to keep clearing the cache memory from your browser. Let us guide you on how to increase the speed of the laptop by clearing the caches.

Clear Cache in Windows laptop

If you have a Windows system, then you need to keep cleaning the cache memory on a regular intervals. Follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Start menu 
  2. Search for Disk Cleanup
  3. After this, you have to select the drive 
  4. Click OK on the drive 
  5. Now select Temporary Files and other cache files in the Files to Delete list. 
  6. In the last option, you will have to click on OK 
  7. Then click on the Delete Files button.

Clear the cache in the Microsoft device

If you want to clear the cache in Microsoft then follow the steps below:

  1. Open Edge
  2. Go to the Settings option by clicking on the three dots on the right side
  3. Then go to the option of Privacy, Search, and Services
  4. Then you need to click on Choose What to Clear in the Clear Browsing Data section
  5. Select ‘All Time’ in ‘Time Range’, 
  6. Once done, you need to select the option of Cached images and files. 
  7. Lastly, you need to click on the Clear Now button.

Clear Cache from Google Chrome

One of the major slowdowns is because of the Google Chrome browser being over-bundled. Here is what you need to follow: 

  1. Clear the cache on Google Chrome, by following the steps below:
  2. You have to open the Chrome browser. Now you have to click on the 3 dots visible on the top. 
  3. Now you have to click on More Tools in the list
  4. Then choose the option of Clear Browsing Data
  5. Now choose the time range for deleting the details. 
  6. Once done, check the Cached images and files option
  7. Lastly, submit on the Clear Data button.

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