i purchased a used laptop that has HHD. with 4gig of ram and i would like it to be faster.
what are some software, or tweaks for windows 8.1 to make it faster?
i don't want to upgrade ram - no money, i don't want to upgrade to ssd - no money.
is there software like rambooster or any tweaks to make it faster?
i already have readyboost. thanks.
You pretty much have to go through the applications that run in the background and disable anything that isn't immediately necessary; the less that's running, the more resources that will be available to the programs that you're using. This may involve going through settings to prevent many of them from loading automatically when you log on.
Also disable any desktop animations or similar.
There are lots of tutorials for how to prevent apps from running automatically online.
Alternatively, you could try a lighter-weight operating system, maybe something like Mint linux, that doesn't require many system resources to run.
First thing i would think of is not using microsoft products...
If you're that maniacly used to it, then use WinxpSP3 with a clean format.
Personally I am using CCleaner to remove old cache files or old temporary files from my laptop. Beside this utility, you also do Defragment of your hard disk.