1. Uninstall Unused Programs: Uninstalling programs you don’t use can free up a lot of space on your hard drive and improve your computer’s performance. To uninstall a program, go to the Start menu and navigate to ‘Control Panel’ > ‘Programs and Features’. Select the unwanted program and click ‘Uninstall’ to remove it from your computer.
2. Delete Duplicate Files: Keeping duplicate files on your hard drive can take up unnecessary space and cause your computer to run slower than normal. Use a duplicate file scanner to identify and delete duplicate files on your system.
3. Clean Up Your Desktop: Desktop clutter is known to slow down your system as well. Make sure to keep the shortcuts on your desktop to the absolute minimum and organize them into folders if necessary.
4. Manage Your Startup Programs: Having too many programs set to open when you start your computer can decrease its speed. Go to the Start menu and type in ‘msconfig’ in the search bar. From the list of programs that appear, uncheck the ones you don’t need to enable on startup.
5. Clean Your Hard Drive: You can use disk cleanup or third-party cleaning tools to clean up your hard drive. These tools will delete temporary files, recycle bin, and other unnecessary items that are taking up space on your hard drive and slowing down your PC.