Why Windows 7 PC running so slow?
Your Windows 7 is running slow? Whether your PC gradually became slower or it suddenly shut down, you can refer to the reasons below for this slowness.
● Too many programs and software running at the same time.
● The fragment files slow down the running speed.
● Windows 7 Visual effects degrade the performance.
● Your C drive is full which would affect system running speed.
● SSD partition is misaligned
6 Methods to fix a slow Windows 7 computer
According to the reasons above, there are 6 methods to fix a slow Windows 7 PC listed.
Run Performance Troubleshooter
The first thing that you can try is the Performance troubleshooter, which can automatically find and fix problems. It will check issues that might slow down your computer's performance.
1. Click the Start button on the desktop, and click "Control Panel".
2. Type “Troubleshooter” in the search box. And open the Troubleshooting program on the search result.
3. In the Troubleshooting window, click “Check for performance issues”.
4. Then it will pop up the performance checking program, and follow the instructions and fix the detected problem. Then see if the “Windows 7 slow” problem is fixed.
Turn off unnecessary programs
If you run too many programs and software in the background, which will take much RAM space in Windows 7. And you can access the "Task Manager" to see what program running and close unnecessary programs.
Step 1. Press “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” to open Task Manager.
Step 2. Under the "Processes" tab, you can see all the processes and applications running. And right-click on the unnecessary programs, and choose "End task".
Defrag your hard disk
Windows 7 generates lots of small fragments on your hard drive when you use your PC. If you rarely defrag your hard drive, it is could be the cause of the "Windows 7 slow running " problem. You can try the built-in defragging program to clean those fragments.
Step 1. Open "This PC" on the desktop, and right-click on a drive, like C drive, and choose "Properties".
Step 2. Choose the "Tools" tab, and click "Optimize"
Step 3. Analyze all the drive one by one, and click "Defragment Disk".
Shut down visual effects
If Windows is running slowly, you can turn off the visual effects to ensure the performance. Here are the steps below.
Step 1. Press the "Windows key + R" shortcut to open the Run command. And type "sysdm.cpl" and press Enter to launch System Properties.
Step 2. Click the "Advanced" tab, and under Performance, click the "Settings" button.
Step 3. When the "Performance Options" opened, check the "Adjust for best performance option" to disable visual effects.
Extend system partition
If your system partition is getting full, Windows 7 will run very slow, in this situation, you can find a way to extend your system partition.
You can turn to the comprehensive disk management tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, which can help you to extend your C partition with free space from another partition or unallocated space. And it also supports creating, shrinking, moving your partitions for managing your disk. You can download the Demo version to have a try firstly.
Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, click "All Tools" in the Wizards and choose "Extend Partition Wizard".
Step 2. Choose Extend system partition and then click Next.
Step 3. Choose the partition you want to release free space from. Then click "Next".
Step 4. In this window, you can specify the new size of the system partition by moving the bard, and click "Next".
Step 5. You can preview the task, and click "Proceed" to perform the operation
Align SSD partition
Partition misalignment is another very common reason why Windows 7 runs slow. It causes slowdowns in performance. And AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional could allow you to check whether SSD partitions are aligned, and enable you to realize partition 4K alignment easily.
Step 1. Install and launch the software, right-click the SSD partition and choose "Advanced" > "Partition Alignment".
Step 2. You can set partition 4K alignment in this mini window. Usually, we recommend the "2048 Sector". And click "OK" to continue.
Step 3. Finally, click "Apply" to save changes.
This is how you can fix “Windows 7 slow”. I hope the 6 methods can solve your problem. If they can't, you might need to consider to transfer OS to a new hard drive by AOMEI Partition Assistant.
✍Note: If your computer is running with Windows Server system, you can turn to AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition.