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    windows 8 is very slow after installing several applications ...How to speed up my pc

    After fresh installation of windows 8 I installed several applications. Upon reboot I found out now the windows is very slow.. I just need to fix this without reformatting.. How can I solve this??
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    Slowness can cause due to programs running on system tray.. First try to remove them from system tray..

    (1)Previously in windows 7 to remove startup running application you just need to go to msconfig utility but in windows 8 it was transferred to task manager.. so just open task manager and go to start up tab an disable newly installed unnessary startup programs .. reboot and see...



    (2)If it is still slow you need to uninstall all apps you installed and check..

    more tips on speed up windows 8
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    After uninstalling also if it is slow need to go for system refresh -- a new feature in windows 8

    Just open control panel (shortcut to open control panel is just press windows key and R together and type control and hit enter) and go to this path .. Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Recovery and go ahead with refresh you pc option..



    This will open a metro interface and scroll down a little bit and select system refresh..





    Then it will give you a warning and just continue...This will indicate what will be kept after refreshing..





    That's it.. Before go in to system refresh you should know about it.. This option will remove all apps you installed and settings system tweaks registry edits.. It will keep factory default windows settings and your personal files..

    Else you can use windows 8 Recovery media to refresh your pc.. How can I Reset and Refresh my Windows 8 PC Using Windows 8 Recovery environment?
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    How this differs from system restore??

    System restore is operated for a particular date or event system that needs to be restored the pc.. All your files and settings up to this particular date or event will be lost.( It won't affect your documents, pictures, or other data. I want to restore my system to previous time, How can I know what I will loose?). Here system refresh will reset all settings except the things in the above message and it will keep all files copied ...

    You can access system refresh at the boot time by using windows installation media or recovery disk ... This may be useful in the event of failure to load to windows due to installation of an application or any other major system instability ..
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    Re: windows 8 is very slow after installing several applications ...How to speed up m

    see windows reset and how it works .... On what occasions reset pc option can be used? How to use it??

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