Are there any system settings I can change to increase my PC’s speed?

Yes. You can make several changes to optimize your system’s settings and improve its overall performance. Some settings you may want to consider tweaking include: disabling any unnecessary startup programs, clearing out temporary files and other junk, running a disk cleanup, disabling visual effects and animations, disabling superfetch and prefetch, limiting unused services and applications, defragmenting your hard drive, and enabling Quick Startup.