How to free-up Disk Space on your Windows PC

Speeding up your computer which is run by Windows is everybody’s request and with this, a lot of blogs and websites managed to list down their own known ways to succeed with this. However, most of those tutorials are not fit for people who have average knowledge with how the computer really works. This tutorial will show you how to speed up your Windows PC without the worry of messing with it.

Free Up Disk Space in Windows

Freeing the Disk Space without Software

There are several files in your computer which are buried deep and with this; you may not notice that they are piling up making the hard disk crowded. For sure, you may have heard about the TEMP files. These TEMP files are the files which are considered as junk or just traces of what you did while using the computer. It can be the Temporary Internet Files which keeps all the records of downloaded files even if you have deleted them already. The Internet History which keeps all the traces of the websites you have visited. With this, you may try to focus on some of the files shown on the provided image. The folders provided can be emptied since those are just Temporary Files piling up in your system.

Manipulation of Virtual Memory

The Virtual Memory is the part of the system which controls the amount of RAM to be used in opening applications. With this, we can say that Virtual Memory is affiliated with RAM which is also the main thing behind the speed of a computer. With this, going to the hard disk with larger memory is a great idea which in return, gives you lightning speed processing of computer programs.

To start, go to the “Control Panel”, and then click “System”. On that window, hit the “Advanced” tab, proceed to the “Performance”, then scroll to “Settings”, then “Advanced” tab. On that, click ‘Change” under the Virtual Memory option.

If you are running Windows which all the files are installed on your C: drive, then it is advisable for you to set it to “No Paging File” then hit “Set”. Then, proceed to the D: and customize it. Make sure to put 600 on min and 900 on max and after that, click “Set” as well. After the whole procedure, do not forget to restart the PC to put it into effect.

Turning Off “Hibernate” Feature

Actually, “Hibernate” is rarely used on computers. Without your knowledge, it actually eats up a lot of your RAM whether you use it or not. With this, you can always disable it by going to the “Control Panel”, then hit the “Power” tab, and then proceed to the “Hibernate” tab. Uncheck the box beside the “Enable Hibernation“.

Using CCleaner

CCLeaner is the most popular disk cleanup utility. You can use it to clean up all the TEMP files without leaving any trace. It can also fix your registry for wastes of uninstalled programs. This is a very convenient tool and is free to download. You can have it by downloading CCleaner on this this link:

Once downloaded, you will just need to run the setup. Do not worry that much because CCleaner is not a huge program.

After completing the installation process, you may now access its capabilities. It is advisable not to do anything on the checked boxes. Just click the “Cleaner” tab and hit “Analyze” that will show you the amount of memory which can be freed up from your system. After checking the files to be deleted, you may now click the “Run Cleaner” button for it to clean up the drive.

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