How can I optimize my computer for better performance?

1. Delete unused programs and files: Unused and unwanted programs are a major source of slowdowns on computers. Clear out any files, programs and other items you no longer need.

2. Defragment your hard drive: Disk fragmentation leads to system slowdowns. Use Windows’ built-in Disk Defragmenter tool to help organize and streamline your hard drive.

3. Clean up your startup sequence: Too many programs trying to start up simultaneously can bog down the boot process. Use the System Configuration tool to choose which programs you want to automatically launch when you start your computer.

4. Install more RAM: If your computer is running slowly due to an inadequate amount of RAM memory, upgrade to a better model. This will help your computer run faster and smoother.

5. Update your software: Make sure your software is up to date to make sure it’s running as efficiently as possible.

6. Manage visual effects: Visual effects such as animations and shadows can be fun, but they also take up system resources. Use Windows’ Performance Options to manage how much processing power these effects use.