1. Uninstall Unnecessary Programs: Removing or uninstalling any programs that you no longer use will help free up resources and help to improve the performance of your computer.
2. Check for Malware and Viruses: Malware and viruses can cause system instability, so it is important to make sure that your computer does not have any malicious infections. Install a reliable anti-virus software and perform regular malware/virus scans.
3. Update Software: Make sure all the software on your computer is up to date. This will help keep the system running efficiently and help avoid security vulnerabilities.
4. Manage Startup Programs: Look at what programs load when your computer starts up and disable the ones you don’t need. Unnecessary programs and services starting at boot can slow down your system.
5. Clean Out Your Disk and Registry: Remove unnecessary files from your hard drive and clean out the Windows registry. This will help free up system resources and also keep your system running smoother.
6. Increase Virtual Memory: Increasing the amount of Virtual Memory will help your computer run more efficiently.
7. Defragment Your Hard Drive: Over time, the data stored on your computer gets fragmented and can slow down performance. Perform regular disk defragmentations to help keep the data organized and your computer running efficiently.