[3 Free Ways] Cleaning Up Your PC to Make It Run Faster

Want to know how to speed up your PC? This article will provide some specific ways to clean up your PC to run faster, including a powerful PC cleaner.


By Tina / Updated on May 12, 2023

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How do I clean up my PC to make it run faster?


“My new laptop is suddenly running slow and I'm trying to figure out how do I clean up my PC to make it run faster. I don't know what to delete and what to keep. This may be a general question, but I’m trying to delete some data that I obviously don't have permission to do. Also, there are so many downloads and apps that I don’t know which of them I can delete. I don't know much about computers. Can someone help me?”

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Why should clean up our PC?

When we use Windows for a long time, many files are automatically generated in the system, including temporary files, log files, disk check files, junk files, etc. Some of these files are not necessary for us. If these files are not cleaned up timely, they can take up a lot of disk space, causing the computer to run slowly and even the computer freeze.

3 ways to clean up your PC for free

In order to clean up your PC to make it run faster, in this article, three different methods will be shared with you: Windows Disk Cleanup, Storage Sense and a third-party free PC system cleaner.

Method 1. Run built-in tool Disk Cleanup

Disk cleanup is a function that comes with the Windows system. It can delete some temporary files, Recycle Bin files, and system junk files stored on the computer, so as to free up some computer space. Read on for detailed steps below.

Step 1. Type "disk cleanup" in the search box next to "Start" button and press "Enter".

Step 2. In the popped window, choose C drive and press "OK".

Step 3. Tick all the unneeded files and click "OK".

tick all unneeded files

Method 2. Turn on Storage Sense

You may get a low disk space warning when more and more data is stored on the hard drive, the computer will also become very slow. Luckily, the Windows built-in tool Storage Sense can make sure of cleaning your PC to make it faster automatically by deleting the files left after updating or installing system, files in the recycle bin, etc.

Step 1. Click "Start" and "Settings" to open "Windows Settings", then click "System".

open storage sense

Step 2. Select "Storage" and turn on "Storage Sense", then click "Configure Storage Sense or run it now".

configure storage sense or run it now

Step 3. In the pop up window, you can set the proper time to run Storage Sense.

set time

Method 3. Clean up PC by powerful PC cleaner

How to clean up the computer to run faster Windows 10 for free with a better method? Here, I highly recommend you an efficient PC cleaner AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Even if you don't know anything about computers, you can use this freeware to clean up space on your computer with just a few simple clicks.

In order to boost the running speed of the computer and improve Windows performance, except cleaning up the hard drive with "PC Cleaner" function in a bright interface, you can also implement operations such as cloning OS to a larger drive, wiping hard drive, etc.

Now, you can download this freeware first to try to clean up your PC to make it run faster.

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Step 1. Download and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Click Free up in the top toolbar and choose PC Cleaner.

pc cleaner

Step 2. Click "Start Scan" button to scan junk files in the PC.

start scan

Step 3. Wait for a while to scan the junk files.

scan junk food

Step 4. Some junk files will be selected automatically, you can directly click "Clean All" or tick other unneeded files.

clean all

Step 5. Click "Back" to leave the function once you see the interface below.

cleanup finished

Further Tip: Allocate free space

To have a better PC performance, in AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, you can also consider using the function "Allocate free space" to increase usable space in the system drive. By the way, this advanced version also provides functions such as App Mover and Disk Defrag. Let's see how it woks:

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Step 1. Download and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, right-click on the D drive and click "Allocate Free Space".

click allocate free space

Step 2. Set the "Allocate Free Space" size and the target partition in the small pop up window, then click "OK".

set allocate free space

Step 3. Click "Apply" to see the result of the operation, if you're satisfied with this operation, you can click "Proceed" to realize it.

click apply

Final Wards

In short, if you want to achieve the purpose of cleaning up your PC to make it run faster, the solutions mentioned in this article will definitely benefit you a lot. Especially AOMEI Partition Assistant, it can also help you easily solve many disk problems with functions such as Convert system disk between MBR and GPT, Migrate OS to SSD, etc. In addition, we also specially designed the Server Version for Windows Server users.

Tina · Staff Editor
Tina is an English editor of AOMEI Technology. She has a positive attitude and full of energy. On her work, she always keeps thinking to figure out the solutions for users' problems, and writes the answers so that can help someone. In her daily life, she likes to sing, watch TV and sleep. She always being grateful and happy to all the things happened and all the people encountered.