Tips to Improve Windows Performance

  1. Uninstall Unnecessary Programs: Remove programs you don’t use. Go to Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program and uninstall any software you no longer need.
  2. Disable Startup Programs: Too many programs starting up with Windows can slow down your system. Open the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc), go to the Startup tab, and disable unnecessary startup items.
  3. Clean Up Disk Space: Use the built-in Disk Cleanup tool to delete temporary files, system files, and other unnecessary items. You can find it by searching for “Disk Cleanup” in the Start menu.
  4. Defragment Your Hard Drive: If you’re using an HDD, defragment it regularly. Search for “Defragment and Optimize Drives” in the Start menu and follow the prompts.
  5. Adjust Visual Effects: Reduce the visual effects for better performance. Right-click This PC, select Properties, then Advanced system settings. Under the Performance section, click Settings and choose Adjust for best performance.
  6. Update Windows and Drivers: Make sure Windows and all your drivers are up-to-date. Go to Settings > Update & Security to check for updates.
  7. Use Performance Troubleshooter: Windows has a built-in troubleshooter that can help identify and fix performance issues. Search for “Troubleshoot” in the Start menu, then select Additional troubleshooters > System Maintenance.
  8. Check for Malware: Run a full scan with your antivirus software or use Windows Defender to check for and remove any malware or viruses.
  9. Add More RAM: If you frequently run multiple applications or use resource-intensive software, adding more RAM can significantly improve performance.
  10. Consider an SSD: Upgrading from an HDD to an SSD can drastically reduce boot and load times, making your system much faster overall.