By Cherry / Last Updated January 8, 2019

Need to speed up Windows 10/8/7 for gaming

Is your computer running slow when you playing computer game? Does that annoy you?

There is no doubt that everyone wants the computer games run smoothly. That would be the greatest thing when playing. But if there is anything that not optimized about your computer, the games’ running speed will be terrible, coming up with your bad mood. Thus, for a better play, it is necessary to make your computer faster.

How to make your computer faster for gaming?

There are many effects would cause computer running slow. Like C: drive is out of space, hard drive is too old to run fast, etc. This article can help you solve those problems and make your Windows 10/8/7 faster for gaming with a great partition tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant.

1. Speed up Windows 10 for gaming by extending C: drive

C: drive full is a reason that can result in computer running slow. For this situation, one you enlarge the C: drive, your computer can run faster and your games can run smoother than before.

Try it FREE.

Install AOMEI Partition Assistant on your Windows 10/8/7 PC and launch it. You can see the basic situation of all your hard drives. To extend C: drive, here you can do if there is unallocated space adjacent to C: drive.

1). Right-click C: drive, select Resize Partition.

Resize Partition

2). Then, drag the slide-bar towards the unallocated space to enlarge C: drive. Click OK.

Enlarge C Drive

Finally, click Apply at the toolbar to execute the progress.


If there is unallocated space but it is not adjacent to the C: drive, you can use Merge Partitions to merge C: drive with the unallocated space no matter where it is.

If there is no unallocated space on the hard drive, don’t worry, AOMEI Partition Assistant allows you to merge two partitions, or you can allocate free space from one partition to another.

All the operations are simple and easy, just follow the hints it gives to you.

2. Optimize computer by upgrading HDD to new HDD/SSD

An old or small HDD has a big influence with computer performance. If the hard drive is too old or too small, it is necessary to upgrade to a new or larger HDD/SSD. For better performance, here we highly recommend you to upgrade to an SSD, which has better properties than HDD. However, most users would not like to change hard drive, because reinstall OS and programs will take a lot of time and energy.

The good news is that AOMEI Partition Assistant allows you to upgrade HDD to SSD without reinstalling OS and programs.

Tips: SSD will run faster than HDD, and there are many brands you can choose: Samsung, SanDisk, Seagate, WD, etc. You can choose anyone according to your needs.

Connect the new SSD to your Windows PC and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. To upgrade HDD to SSD while keeping all data on the new SSD, here you can do as follows:

1>. Select Disk Copy Wizard.

Disk Copy Wizard

2>. Choose Disk Copy type, here we choose Disk Copy Quickly.

Copy Disk Quickly

3>. Choose the original hard drive as the source disk.

Source Disk

4>. Choose the new SSD as the target disk.

Destination Disk

5>. You can edit partition size on the destination disk here according to your needs, or you can repartition hard drive after cloned.

Edit Disk

6>. Read the note and click Finish.


7>. When you back to the main interface, click Apply at the toolbar.

Apply Copy

After that, you can remove the original hard drive, and boot your PC from the cloned SSD.

3. Optimize SSD to get better performance

If you are using SSD but it still running slow, you can try to use AOMEI Partition Assistant to align SSD.

SSD is not always aligned with 4K pages. If it’s not, the performance of SSD may be affected. Thus, if your system programs and applications run slowly, you can try to use Partition Alignment to fix it.

Step 1. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant, right-click the partition you want to align and select Advanced -> Partition Alignment.

Advanced Partition Alignment

Step 2. It will pop-up a window, here, you can select 4096 sector from the list, click OK.


Step 3. Click Apply -> Proceed to execute the task.

Apply Proceed

AOMEI Partition Assistant can solve many other hard disk partition problems. It is worth to try.


Here provides you the three ways for how to make your computer faster for gaming. All of them are the effective ways for optimizing computer’s performance. It does really help you to speed up Windows 10/8/7 for gaming, or other using.

Besides, you can do more for running games smoothly and fast. For example, update your graphic drivers, upgrade your graphics card to a newer model, turn off Superfetch and Prefetch, tweak your Intel, AMD, or NVIDIA Control Panels, etc.