1. Uninstall Unused Programs: Open your Control Panel and uninstall any programs you no longer use or need.
2. Delete Unnecessary Files: Remove temporary files, previous Windows installations, downloaded programs, large files and other items that you no longer need.
3. Move Files to an External Hard Drive: If you have large media files or documents that you rarely need access to, consider transferring them to an external hard drive for additional storage.
4. Free up Disk Space with Storage Sense: Out of the box, Windows has a great tool that can free up disc space by deleting unnecessary files from your computer.
5. Clean Up the Registry: The Windows registry is a database the operating system uses to keep track of a number of settings and options. Over time, the registry can become cluttered with errors and broken settings resulting in performance issues.
6. Defragment Your Hard Drive: To optimize your hard drive’s performance, it helps to defragment it regularly.
7. Install ReadyBoost: ReadyBoost is a feature found in Windows that allows you to use a USB flash drive or memory card as a virtual memory resource. This can help improve the overall performance of your system by using the additional space.