HP Laptop Gradually Become Slower?

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So you bought a new HP laptop and found it gradually become slower? Worry not; this slowness is typically caused by memory leaks and power-hungry applications. We have compiled this solution to help users deal with this type of problems.

Download Diagnostic

You’re just 3 steps away from fixing this problem…

1. Download and install the Diagnostic

2. Run full scan

3. Perform system clean-up & repair

Estimated download time: 10 Seconds

What is Diagnostic? How does it work?


 

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Exit System Tray Icons

System Tray, also called as Notification area of your Taskbar, consists of applications executed during the Windows boot interval and still running in quite mode. The area, which is located at bottom right corner of your laptop screen, can be a good source to free up unnecessary use of RAM.

1. Click the upward arrow icon at the bottom right corner.

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2. Right click an icon in the system tray, choose Quit or Exit option.

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End Resource-hungry Applications

Some applications are using a lot of resources in background. You might want to close down resource-intensive applications to free up the memory.

1. Type TaskMgr.exe in the Search Box and open it from the Search Results.

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2. Click More details to expand the user interface.

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3. Click the Details tab.

4. One by one end non-essential items. (Right click > End process)

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5. Click the End process button in confirmation prompt.

Stop Resource-Intensive Services

Some of your services are consuming too much of system resources. Stop as many Non-Microsoft services as possible.

1. Press Windows Key + X; select Control Panel.

2. Click System and Security | Administrative Tools.

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3. Double click the Services icon.

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4. One by one stop resource-intensive services. (Right click > Stop)

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Optimize Hard Drive

The process of drive defragmentation puts non-contiguous data in a sequential order. Defragging your Hard Disk all the way is a best way to make your HP laptop faster. Defragmentation, a term used to define rearranging of data in a sequential order, accelerates data writing and retrieval operations. Do not defragment your disk if you’re using an SSD. The reason is given in the next step.

1. Press Windows Key X; select Control Panel.

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2. Click System and Security.

3. Click Defragment and optimize your drives under the Administrative Tools category.

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4. Select all hard drive partitions; click Optimize All button.

Enable Trim (Only For SSD)

As far as Solid State Drives (SSDs) are concerned, defragmentation may not be required. These drives do not use a spinning platter as a medium of storage and they have a shorter life span compared to HDDs. The lifespan of an SSD is often determined by it’s usage. Since defragmentation causes more disk activity, i.e. writing of new data, an overall lifespan of your SSD may get adversely affected. This, however, does not mean SSDs do not need maintenance. You might want to enable the TRIM feature in Windows to accelerate SSD data transfer operations. Here’s how:

1. Press Windows Key + X; select Command Prompt (Admin).

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2. Execute below commands one by one:

  • fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify
  • fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0
Free Up 10s of GBs of Disk Space!

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