1. Adjust the Power Plan Settings: Navigate to the Control Panel and select Power Options. Select the High Performance power plan and then customize the advanced settings to find the best performance balance for your specific needs.
2. Turn Off Unnecessary Visual Effects: Navigate to the Control Panel and select System. Go to the Advanced tab and click on the Settings button under Performance. This will open the Visual Effects tab, where you can adjust which visual effects are enabled and which ones are disabled.
3. Adjust Processor Scheduling and Memory Usage: Go to the Advanced tab in the System menu and click on the Change button under Virtual Memory. Make sure that the “System Managed Size” box is checked, then adjust the minimum and maximum values to the amounts recommended for your system.
4. Disable Startup Programs: Click the Start button and go to the Startup folder. Right-click on any programs that you don’t need to start up automatically and select “Disable”.
5. Disable Unused Network Connections: If you have multiple network connections, they can be a drain on your system resources. To disable them, right-click on the network icon in the system tray and select “Open Network Connections”. Right-click on any of the networks you don’t use and select “Disable”.