Which Apps Can Make Your PC Run Faster?

Disk Defragmenter / Optimization 1 of 11

The most basic way you can speed up a computer is by using the onboard Windows disk defragmenter. When we use our hard drives a lot, sometimes the files naturally spread apart from one another, making it take longer for the hard drive to find what we need. A defragmenter brings everything back together for you completely for free. In Windows 8, the tool was renamed "disk optimization."